Students have 24 hours to make movie magic

Posted October 26, 2010

ACU's 24-Hour Film Festival is fast approaching, and it's a first-of-its-kind event: It's a film competition that gives participants one day to create, film and edit a short film.

On Nov. 6 at midnight, the FilmFest committee will post a list of elements that must be part of every film, including locations, props, lines of dialogue and the like. The committee will also post additional rules for turning in videos by midnight on Nov. 7

The idea of the competition is spontaneity. Student film-makers can organize their friends the night before. No entry fee will be charged. The ACU community will vote on videos to determine the winner, who will receive $50, earn free submission to the FilmFest spring competition, and have the winning film featured at FilmFest.

"The event is new this year to spread awareness, excitement and involvement in FilmFest," says Lawson Soward, senior electronic media major and an organizer of the event.

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