51 Seconds Film Challenge

51 scond 51 Seconds Film Challenge

o-region in association with the School of Film & Television at Falmouth University and WTW Cinemas present:

ROUGHCUT 51 Second Film Challenge

Following the success of the 90 SECOND FILM CHALLENGE and last year’s hugely successful 50 SECOND FILM CHALLENGE, Truro based production company o-region have once again teamed up with Falmouth University’s School of Film and Television and WTW Cinemas to launch an exciting filmmaking competition: THE ROUGHCUT 51 SECOND FILM CHALLENGE.

The rules of the competition are simple; make a film no longer than the designated length (51 seconds, including credits). The film can be any style or genre as long as it fits the BBFC’s classification for a 12A audience ( and relates in some way to the chosen theme – 1967 / The Summer Of Love.


Free entry for Filmmakers based in Cornwall.

The final deadline for competition entries is Thursday 13th April

• BEST FILM – £500 and trophy – to be selected by the judging panel
• SILVER RUNNER UP – £350 – to be selected by the judging panel
• BRONZE RUNNER UP – £150 – to be selected by the judging panel
• BEST YOUNG PERSONS FILM (under 18s) – £250 – to be selected by the judging panel
• AUDIENCE AWARD – £250 and trophy – a public vote on the night of the screening
• Bonus Prizes to be handed out on the night

Rules & Regs

• Films must be no longer than 51 seconds including credits
• All genres accepted (including animation & documentary)
• Films must be suitable for 12A rating –
• Filmmaker must take responsibility of the use of copyrighted materials
• Films can only be accepted online via FilmFreeway
• All films entered MUST be a downloadable link at the time of entry
• The organisers reserve the right not to screen any film if the material is deemed offensive or unsuitable
• You must be 12 or over to enter
• Free entry for Filmmakers based in Cornwall – filmmaker must have a valid Cornwall based postcode to be eligible.
• The organisers reserve the right to shortlist and programme the final event – (this could mean that entered films might not be chosen for inclusion in the final screening event). NB: Filmmakers will be informed in advance of the screening.
• Each film selected for screening will be eligible for 1x complimentary ticket to the 51 Second Film Challenge Screening (May 4th)

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