Can you make a film in 24 hours? The Cannonball Run – "Dublin’s first ever film race" – takes place the weekend of March 28th & 29th.
If your idea of a learning curve involves diving in at the deep end, then The Cannonball Run might hold some shades of interest for budding film makers in Dublin. Lining itself up to be the amphetamine fueled X-Factor of off kilter film making, it’s based on Stateside events like the NYC Midnight Run and the Screenwriters’ Challenge that put creatives under pressure cooker conditions to churn out product. With just 24 hours across the last weekend in March to shoot and edit a 3 minute film, the event promises moments of Darwinian natural selection galore with digital meltdowns at the edit stage and scrambles for locations and cast at the start. The Cannon Ball Run crew will be documenting it all for a fly on the wall special to appear on DCTV a month after the event. Think you’re up for it?
As if emerging unscathed wasn’t enough, the winner will receive a tidy prize from Filmbase to be used at their will. And because there are never losers in this sort of thing, all the material turned in by participants will get an airing on Dublin Community Television.
The competition is open to all student and young film makers, and to be honest, basically anyone without access to funding for their production regardless of age.
More details & entry information available at http://dctv.ie/cannonball/