4th Annual Down to the Wire: 24 Hour Film Race
For the fourth consecutive year, Tallgrass Filmmakers Lab and CreativeRush unite for DOWN TO THE WIRE: A 24 Hour Film Race, presented by Bethany College at Mindfire. In 2014, 31 teams raced and more than 800 people showed up to support Wichita’s filmmaking community at the Top 10 Film Showcase.
The race takes place from June 12-14 and participants can enter on their own as a team of one or with up to fifteen people. Teams have 24 hours to write, produce, shoot and edit a short film that is six minutes or less. All films are required to include elements that are randomly selected at the beginning of the race.
This year’s race will allow teams to shoot their films during the daylight hours as the race time runs from 7:00 am on Saturday to 7:00 am on Sunday. (See below for full schedule.) A mandatory Director’s meeting will kick off the event on Saturday morning.
A 5 person jury will screen each film and select the top ten, which will then be showcased at the Orpheum Theatre at 7:00 pm on Sunday, June 14th. The showcase is open to the public (GA tickets: $10 online/$12 at the door). A VIP Panel of judges will live critique each film and the winners will receive prizes as listed below.
For a full description of rules and regulations visit DTTWFilmRace.com.
*Teams eligible for the Emerging Student Filmmakers must be comprised of elementary, middle or high school students.
Prizes offered by Tallgrass Film Association and Bethany College at MIndfire will be handled directly by each organization.
All films completed may be submitted for consideration into 13th annual Tallgrass Film Festival no later than September 1 with no entry fee.
3rd Annual Down to the Wire: 24 Hour Film Race Results
Of the 31 teams that raced in this year's Down to the Wire: 24 Hour Film Race, 29 completed and turned in films. Combined team members and their crews totaled 310 Wichitans who participated in the making of these movies over 24 hours. 820 community members showed up to support their efforts. Big thanks to our presenting sponsor Blacktop Nationals and our VIP Judges Jason Opat, Anita Cochran and Shawn Rhodes. Below, find a list of Top 10 Showcase films, Student, Audience and Judges winners. See you next year!
This year's required elements:
TOP 10 SHOWCASE (in no particular order)