Colchester Film Festival 60 Hour Film Challenge registration is now open. The challenge takes place from the 1st – 4th September 2017 and is FREE for anyone to enter. Previous winners have gone onto achieve unprecedented success, direct feature films and get noticed by major production companies.

We challenge filmmakers from around the world to write, shoot and edit a film no longer than 5 minutes in just 60 hours. All the filmmakers are given is a title, line of dialogue and a prop/action that has to be included in the final film. The rest is up to you. It can be any genre or style so get your creative juices flowing and produce a masterpiece.

The winners and runners up of the challenge will receive a variety of prizes from some of the world’s biggest film equipment and software manufactures and the shortlisted films will be screened at the 2017 Colchester Film Festival on Saturday 4th November. We’ll be announcing full details on our amazing judging panel and prizes soon.

It’s simple to enter…

  • Register your team below.
  • Check your inbox and spam folder for confirmation.
  • The challenge begins on Friday 1st September at 9pm (UK Time). You will receive an email containing your film title, dialogue and action that you must include in your film.
  • Write, shoot and edit your film over the weekend (1st-4th September).
  • Upload your final film to Vimeo and add to our Vimeo group no later than Monday 4th September 9am (UK Time).