Busan 24 Hour Film Festival
Roll-up! Roll-up! Roll-up! Aspiring Tarantinos, Hitchcocks and Wiseaus, this is the moment you've been waiting for. In conjunction with H.Q. bar, Gwangan, we bring you the very first Busan 24 hour film festival. We are open to amateurs, professionals and lunatics alike and you can film on a proper camera, a DSLR or even your fruit-based mobile device* if you should so choose.
We are asking for teams to form, come together and make a short film of 3-7 minutes in length within 24 hours. That means you will write the script, film your creation and edit it together within a 24 hour period. The festival is for fun and a chance to try something you may never have tried before so please don't worry about quality of acting or anything else, if you have seen some of the films John has played in H.Q. (Who killed Captain Alex, anyone?) you could almost say, the shitter the better. In fact, lets start a Busan based film industry! Has the name 'Bollywood' been taken yet?
The basic schedule will be as follows:
Friday 14th of July (7 p.m. - 11 p.m.)
-Come to H.Q. Gwangan where you will sign up with your crew (only one person need attend- we're aware of shitty hagwon hours, see notes below).
-Pay 10k entrance fee (all money will go towards prizes).
-Each team will receive three random pieces of paper informing them of a prop, character and line of dialogue they must use in their short film. Aside from that, everything else is up to you, any genre welcome.
-You will receive some forms which you will need to submit with your film to give us info on crew and actors (for the prizes).
Friday 14th 7 p.m. - Saturday 15th 7 p.m.
MAKE YOUR FILM!!!!
Saturday 15th of July (7p.m.)
-All teams must submit their finished film between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. along with their entry form. Films can be submitted on a flash drive or you can upload to YouTube and provide the link.
-From 9 p.m. we will screen all the films in the bar for the great public's viewing pleasure.
-During screening, three judges will cast their votes on various categories (Best film, Best actor/actress, Best cinematography etc)
-Prizes will be decided and announced at 11 p.m.
1) Any actors out there, please post below if you are interested in acting and then any filmmaking team can contact you if they require your talent.
2) For the sake of clarity, we're going to ask filmmakers to write down who the director, editor, cameraman etc is for prizes. This doesn't need to be strictly true (e.g. If two people write together or everyone collaborates) and you can put the same person down for all roles (if you make the film alone).
3) We know there are people on hagwon hours and we wish we could adjust the times to suit but, unfortunately, there are other considerations. If there are any teams that are really stuck then we can mail one of you the parameters on Friday at 8pm so you can start coming up with ideas.
*For inspiration on films made on mobile devices please see Tangerine (2015) and Nightfishing (2011) shot on an iPhone 5s and an iPhone 4 respectively.
As this is the first time organizing such an event we hope everything runs smoothly but, as with any event, there are many things to take into consideration so if we've overlooked anything or if you have any queries, questions or suggestions please feel free to comment below or contact me via pm (Nialljcr).