Register now for the 0117 Film Challenge

15 05 2012

Applications close on Friday for the second annual Bristol Encounters 0117 Film Challenge, a competition for filmmakers to make a short film of any genre in 117 hours, this year focused on sports, games and play, and coinciding with the arrival in the city next week of the Olympic flame.

To see what is possible to be made in Bristol in less than five days, take a look at A Wheeling Love Story below, the winner of last year’s inaugural 0117 Film Challenge:

Films need to be made between 2pm on May 19 and 11am on May 24.

This year’s finished films, which all have to be less than three minutes long, will all be screened at a celebratory event at the M Shed on May 25. Winners will be chosen by a jury including IMDb founder Col Needham, and Aardman co-founder Dave Sproxton.

Encounters managing director Liz Harkman said: “The challenge is free to enter, and you don’t need expensive filmmaking equipment to take part. We’re looking for playful, creative ideas, whether filmed with a digital camera or a mobile phone.”

During the challenge, registered teams can book filming locations through Bristol Film Office, including Motion skate park and Ashton Gate stadium. Click here for all the available locations.

Find out full details at and follow #BE0117 on Twitter.

Here’s my favourite entry to last year’s challenge, On The Bus:



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