IS YOUR FILM ALREADY
IN THE CAN
ready TO take THE 50 FIFTY
THE 50 FIFTY REEL CHALLENGE!
Can you make a 3-15 minute short film in 50 Days? Choose the Challenge that best fits your "vision" of the film that you want to make. At registration, choose your Genre or Theme and the Date you want to Start the Clock.
Finish it and you will be able to Premiere at YOUR Challenge's Film Festival. The 50 Fifty Reel Challenge is a year-long, multi-event film challenge where you and your friends can hone your craft, make a short film, and SEE IT on the BIG Screen. But, better yet, if you make a really good film, you could win prizes, and possibly THE BEST PICTURE of the festival!
There are DIFFERENT TYPES of CHALLENGES throughout the Year.
REGIONAL SHORT FILM CHALLENGES
Slowly Expanding out to ALL 50 STATES, Contact us if it hasn't gotten to your home STATE.
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM CHALLENGES
ROMANCE - KICK-ASS ACTION - APRIL FOOL's COMEDY - MOBILE DEVICE - ANIMATION FREEDOM - STUDENT FILM - HALLOW’s EVE
INTERNATIONAL YEAR START
FEATURE FILM & SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL
THE 50 FIFTY REEL CHALLENGE!
Do you already have a short film in the can? Or maybe you already compete in other TIME-BASED Film Competitions, Festivals or Projects? Do you want another viewing on the BIG SCREEN?
Or you can TAKE THE CHALLENGE. Can you make a 3-15 minute short film in 50 Days? Choose the CHALLENGE or LOCATION that best fits your "vision" of the film that you want to make. At registration, choose your GENRE or THEME and the Date you want to Start the Clock.
If you don't register, we don't know you are making a film, haven't started your clock and thus YOUR FILM is ineligible for the BIG PRIZES
Choose YOUR CHALLENGE
Choose YOUR GENRE or THEME, we want you to BLEND the film that YOU WANT.
Choose YOUR START DATE, you can start whenever, so seasons and weather can help enhance your story, mood or even just YOUR AVAILABILITY.
AT KICK-OFF (VIRTUAL and/or IN PERSON) : START THE CLOCK
A single REQUIREMENT is randomly given to you via snail mail.
50 DAYS OF PRODUCTION
Weekly emails to help keep you on track and inspired to finish.
- TO CREATE THE FOLLOWING -
3-15 MINUTE FILM w/credits
must contain the required element and mandatory film credit
50 SECOND FILM TRAILER
11x17 FILM POSTER
5 BEHIND THE SCENE PHOTOS
TEAM'S NOMINATION BALLOT
USE ONLY THE FOLLOWING FORMATS FOR HD, 2K & 4K
.MOV file - Apple PRO-RES 422HQ - 24fps 1920x1080
AVID DNxHD - 24fps 1920x1080
2K FLAT 2K SCOPE
.MOV file - Apple PRO-RES 422HQ - 24fps 1998x1080 .MOV file - Apple PRO-RES 422HQ - 24fps 2048x858
AVID DNxHR (not HD) - 24fps 1998x1080 AVID DNxHR (not HD) - 24fps 2048x858
4K FLAT 4K SCOPE
.MOV file - Apple PRO-RES 422HQ - 24fps 3996x2160 .MOV file - Apple PRO-RES 422HQ - 24fps 4096x1716
AVID DNxHR (not HD) - 24fps 3996x2160 AVID DNxHR (not HD) - 24fps 4096x1716
FROM TURN-IN TO PREMIERE
TICKET PRICES GOES UP AT THE DOOR AND MAY SELL OUT -- SO BUY EARLY!
50 FIFTY PREMIERE
A Show consists of 9-13 FILMS, if more than 12 teams it will be divided into BLOCKS of 9-13 with more PREMIERES during week.
BEST OF SHOW & AWARDS
Happens after all films have premiered, if 2 or more BLOCKS, this will be it's own show, if just single block then will happen immediately after the PREMIERE.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO A 50 FIFTY FILM?
YOU. The 50 FIFTY REEL CHALLENGE only wishes for the release permissions to premiere the film on the BIG SCREEN, and inspire you to hone your craft of filmmaking.
CAN I START WRITING BEFORE REGISTRATION?
YES. The 50 DAYS begins as you roll camera, so you can have completed script before starting.
WHAT IS ALLOWED TO PREMIERE?
The 50 FIFTY REEL CHALLENGE does not want to censor filmmakers on their visions.
VULGER LANGUAGE is accepted, should be part of story, and will limit further exposure in some festivals. GRAPHIC VIOLENCE is accepted, should be part of the story, and will limit further exposure in some festivals.
DO I HAVE TO BE LIVING IN THE STATE, OF THE STATE CHALLENGE?
NO. The 50 FIFTY REEL CHALLENGE is a NETWORKING opportunity and what better way to introduce yourself to fellow filmmakers than to have your work to talk about premiere on the BIG SCREEN.
DO YOU HAVE TO PAY CAST & CREW?
POSSIBLY. Like all of the other time-based film competitions, everyone's time is voluntary. However, if you win half of the BOX OFFICE* the 50 FIFTY hopes that your winnings would go to re-imberse your cast and crew that got you the award or to do a bigger project where you actually pay your team.
I DON'T UNDERSTAND ALL THE DATES ON THE CHALLENGE PAGES?
REGISTRATION - last day to participate for your chosen CHALLENGE.
PRODUCTION - guarantees that you have a full 50 DAYS.
PREMIERE - gives you the date and place of your premiere.
CAN YOU HAVE ANOTHER COMPETITION FILM BE A 50 FIFTY FILM?
YES. But you need to register for the 50 FIFTY REEL CHALLENGE at the same time, so we can START YOUR 50 DAY CLOCK.
WHY CAN'T THE ALREADY FINISHED SUBMISSIONS BE UP FOR CASH PRIZES?
Because our team can't confirm the film was made in 50 DAYS like all of the other films in competition, so you would still be up for laurels, even BEST PICTURE. But the cash prizes will be given to a film that took actual challenge and made in only 50 DAYS!
WHAT TYPE OF RELEASE FORMS A REQUIRED?
The 50 FIFTY REEL CHALLENGE, requires a PREMIERE RELEASE giving your permission to show with the other films. However, if you want to submit to other festivals, upload to the internet, etc. You will need the following standard forms. CAST & CREW RELEASES, LOCATION RELEASES, & MUSIC RIGHTS.