The 5x5 for Life Filmmakers' Challenge is part of the annual Life Fest Film Festival, one of the world's most unique and important film festivals, dedicated to showcasing and honoring films that affirm the significance and intrinsic value of every human life.
The 5x5 is a competition in which contestants from around the world simultaneously make and submit a 3 to 5 minute motion picture over a specified 5-day period, to get a foot in the door to Hollywood, and vie for honors and prizes.
This year's event kicks off with a Cast and Crew call on April 18th in the heart of Hollywood;
7 p.m., Tues. April 18th, Epiphany Space, Heart of Hollywood
1763 N. Gower Street, Hollywood, CA 90028
The official Competition starts on April 25th and wraps at April 30th - five days of intense collaboration with passionate film makers - all completed entries must be submitted via e-mail, by 11:59pm on April 30th.
When you enter the 5x5 Challenge and complete your film (following the rules) your film will screen at Life Fest's venue, the famous Charlie Chaplin Theater on the lot at Raleigh Studios, one of the first and most iconic of Hollywood's original studios in the heart of the entertainment industry, gaining exposure to producers, writers, directors and distributors. Your film will screen if you satisfy all competition criteria. Be part of Life Fest in Hollywood, and you don't even have to make the film here in LA; you can compete anywhere and still screen in Hollywood!
On top of that, all competitors will be offered discounts on admission to the screening of the 5x5 films, as well as discounted admission to other sessions of the festival.
Of course, there are certain benefits to being in Los Angeles. You will have the opportunity to meet dynamic collaborators at the Cast and Crew Call, on April 18th, as well as mingle with industry professionals and innovators during the Festival.
Awards & Prizes: Several juried awards will be presented at the closing night Awards Gala, culminated by the Audience Favorite Award which is determined by attendees voting at the screening.
Here's How It's Done:
Only one "Producers Green Light" ticket is necessary for you to enter the competition and submit your film! This ticket authorizes YOU to produce and direct a film for submission to the Hollywood big screen. The rest is up to you!
Registration is limited, and teams must register in advance, so Register NOW. Earlybird Registration for the first 20 Director-registrants who register prior to March 31st is just $5.00 + a minimal Eventbrite ticketing fee. There is no fee for cast or crew members (except blood, sweat, toil and tears.)
Registrants will be contacted prior to the event kickoff to ensure readiness to compete.
At Zero Hour, 7pm PDT April 25th, all teams will be emailed the same prescribed line of spoken dialogue, character's name, and prop, all of which must be incorporated, and each film should in some way underscore the intrinsic value and significance of an individual human life.
You are free to choose the genre and all other aspects of your film, but the film must have a minimum run time of 3 minutes and a maximum of 5 minutes + 30 seconds, and may not contain material deemed to be pornographic or shockingly vulgar and offensive. All completed films must be uploaded to Youtube or VIMEO and the link emailed to the competition by Midnight PDT, April 30th.
All qualifying submissions will be notified of acceptance, and will be screened in HOLLYWOOD, Saturday, May 6th.*
Put your team together!
*Shocking vulgarity and 'shlock' strongly discouraged. Life Fest reserves all screening rights, as well as the right to deny screening of inappropriate content
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