Call for Submissions: T24 Project Film Challenge

The Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival is bringing back their T24 Project 24 hour film challenge on Friday February 10.

The T24 Project is a unique 24 hour film challenge unlike any other. For one night, teams of local young/emerging filmmakers aged 18-28 will run amok the city to capture stories based on the Toronto experience. Teams are given a challenge question, usually pertaining to how our city is incorporated into various facets of arts and culture. Examples of questions asked in the past include how an ordinary event can be depicted as being cinematically extraordinary and how space acts as a subtext for various relationships and how these relationships evolve the space in return. It’s a truly breathtaking experience on both the filmmakers’ part and the audience as every project we receive will be a fusion of local tales and the filmmakers’ own unique practices and viewpoints. For the audience, it’s a window to many local stories that are normally hidden.

Each film will be judged by a panel of industry professionals for the T24 Visual Thesis Prize. 2011 Reel Asian Marketing Committee member, Philbert Lui, won this award in 2011 for his short film, S2.

Registration closes on February 6, 2012 but the first few teams to register before December 23 will receive a discount of $10 (that’s a $15 registration for 4 team members AND includes their admission into the screening – what a steal!) CLICK HERE to register your team!

So what are you waiting for? Get those teams ready and make a movie!

The Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival is a volunteer-run initiative that showcases work by local emerging youth filmmakers and video artists from the Greater Toronto Area. It is organized by Reel Asian Marketing Coordinator/Industry Series Assistant, Henry Wong.

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