How to Enter

Please click the link below to register for The Tree City Film Festival’s 50-Hour Challenge. The price is $45 per team and $35 per student team. The challenge occurs Friday, March 16th through Sunday, March 18th. On Friday, March 16th at 6pm, the official team meeting will be held at The Sodbuster Bar (5758 Main St, Sylvania, OH 43560) where teams will receive the details about their film. More detailed information about The Tree City Film Festival’s 50-Hour Challenge and the rules and regulations can be found here.

Contact Info

Jennifer Archer, Executive Director, SCAC – director@sylvaniaarts.org – (419) 517-0118
Joshua Lightle, Chair of the Tree City Film Festival – (419) 450-5999

50-Hour Challenge

The Tree City Film Festival’s 50-hour Challenge is an exciting and intense weekend that invites teams of filmmakers to write, shoot, edit, and publish their own short films in just 50 hours. The filming takes place during one weekend in March. At the beginning of the event, each team receives a series of elements that must be incorporated into their film – things like a particular genre, prop, line of dialogue, character name and shooting location. After the allotted 50 hours are over and the films are accepted, they are juried by a guest panel of judges that are currently working in the film industry today.

50-hour Shorts

View all of the 2016 submissions.

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