Think you have what it takes to write, shoot, and edit an original short in 24 hours? Prove it.
A special thanks to all 15 teams who submitted for the first annual DCF 24 Hour Film Race, and a great "hoorah" for the ten teams who completed the challenge. After much deliberation, we selected our first place video. You, too can enjoy Charlotte's Law below (NOTE: Adult Language).
We look forward to seeing you all again in 2017 for the second annual DCF 24 Hour Film Race. Check back on this site in the summer for more information and registration.
Rules & Regulations
CONTEST DESCRIPTION: Contest begins Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11PM and ends at 11PM on September 17, 2016. All entries must be submitted by 11PM on September 17, 2016 via a private link to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for the contest. All comedy short films must be no longer than 5 minutes in duration. Any film over 5 minutes will be disqualified. Films must be original content and not be published publicly online prior to the screening on September 24, 2016. Qualified submissions will be showcased at a screening at the Dallas Comedy House on Saturday, September 24, 2016. A panel of Dallas Comedy Festival judges will determine the winner. Grand prize winner will receive: $300 cash prize, (4) All-Access Show Badges to the 2017 Dallas Comedy Festival, and your film featured and promoted online via the Dallas Comedy Festival and Dallas Comedy House.
HOW TO ENTER: Register your team online and pay the registration fee. Attend the Kick-off event at Dallas Comedy House on September 16, 2016 at 11PM to receive the one-word suggestion, a line of dialogue, and a character archetype to inspire your film. Upload your video to the internet and send a private link to email@example.com by September 17, 2016 at 11PM. Dallas Comedy Festival will alert you when we receive your submission.
TERMS OF ENTRY: By participating in the Contest, you represent and warrant that your Film (a) is your original work and owned exclusively by you; (b) does not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, rights of publicity or privacy, moral rights, or any other intellectual property rights; (c) is not subject to any third party agreements, and that Sponsor will not be required to pay or incur any sums to any person or entity as a result of its ownership, acquisition, use or exploitation of the Film or rights therein; and (d) does not contain any content that is likely to be considered offensive by the Sponsor or could adversely affect the name, reputation, or goodwill of Sponsor. Entries must be received by Sponsor by September 17, 2016 @ 11PM to be eligible.