The 24 Hour Video Race is a fun filmmaking competition in which teams of video makers have 24 hours to write, shoot, edit and score an original short film. The 2017 24-Hour Video Race will begin at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas/Mockingbird Station Friday on March 18th at 11:59pm. Objective: complete a digital film, within 24 hours by following the rules! The rules are simple and all teams will obtain the final five elements during the kick-off meeting. The elements include theme, prop, dialogue, action and character.
The race concludes 24 hours later with a mad dash to the finish line back at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas. Teams will hand in an H.264 QuickTime file on a USB flash drive that we will provide. All of the films that make it by the midnight deadline will be screened at the Angelika and compete for awards and bragging rights. Depending on how many teams survive we will screen the films and announce the winner. The winning videos will be highlight and on You+Media Dallas and eligible screened on KERA Channel 13’s Frame of Mind, and DIFF.
Who Can Race?
Are you and accountant by day, aspiring filmmaker by night? Highly paid professional in the film industry, bored with having to repress your creativity on client jobs? Want to try out a new technique and see how it plays for an audience? Always wanted to make a film but never had the time or budget? This is the competition for you!
Anyone with a camera and nerve can enter. Media makers from elementary-school kids to professional filmmakers can compete in this event. Requires only 24 hours, creativity, motivation, easy-to-come-by equipment and a small fee that enables the Video Association of Dallas, a non-profit organization, to make this event happen. Student teams have been split into 10th and under (Super 8) and 11th and 12th (16mm) do to the high growth of student interested in the Video Race. Adult teams are no longer categorized by size, since most teams have a mix of professionals, novices and everything in-between. There is a new element to make the Race more challenging and fun, Characters will be general like the rest of the elements- butcher, baker, and serial killer.