“168” SPEED FILMMAKING CONTEST ATTRACTS MAJOR SPONSORS AND PRIZES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Howie Simon
July 25, 2013 TheLegacyMR@gmail.com, 818-512-1282
“168” SPEED FILMMAKING CONTEST ATTRACTS
MAJOR SPONSORS AND PRIZES
Presenting Sponsor EchoLight Studios
Commits up to $1 Million feature budget to Best Short Film
LOS ANGELES (July 23, 2013) – 168 is a faith-based, worldwide competition, in which teams make a short film in 168 hours (1 week).
The films -- all 10-min. or less in length, based on randomly assigned “Atonement”-themed scriptures will unspool over the course of three days, Thur. Aug. 8 from 5:45-9:00 p.m., Fri. Aug. 9 from 5:45-9:00 p.m. and Sat. Aug. 10, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., where awards will be presented at 7:00 p.m. at Glendale’s Performing Arts Center 1440 E. Broadway in Glendale, CA.
Tickets, which run $15 to $59 for VIP with reserved seating, are available online at www.168film.com or by calling 818-557-8507.
Presenting Sponsor EchoLight Studios has made the potential purse in excess of $1 Million, propelling the competition to new heights and double the entries of ever before.
EchoLight Studios (www.echolight.com) is an indie studio and prolific source of faith, values and family-friendly films with name talent and an eye on quality. EchoLight will partner with the winning short film artist to produce a feature film. The studio features a full film distribution platform servicing theatrical, home video, digital/VOD and broadcast in both domestic and international markets.
According to Christopher Morrow, EchoLight Chief Global Strategist, "It's an honor to partner with 168, especially because of our mutual goal to illuminate the Word of God through film."
“This year’s sponsors really stepped up,” said 168 founder and director John David Ware. “Many new milestones have been hit because of the excitement for a short filmmaker to graduate to feature films.”
Gold Sponsors include Columbus, Ohio’s Advent Media (advent1.com), a boutique production, post and web services company, which powers the 168film.com website and Roush Media (roush-media.com) specializing in on-set dailies and 4K post services. Roush is providing signature post-production services to Best Picture, Best Director of Photography and to Best Editor.
Silver Sponsors include Mission Pictures (missionpictures.com) a motion picture sales, finance, production and distribution company; MovieGuide (movieguide.org) a family guide to entertainment; EIKI (eiki.com) a digital display and presentation solutions company, which donated projectors for the 168 Film Festival; Red Digital Cinema, which donated a “Reducation” (red.com) filmmaker training package for the Best Producer and ikan (ikancorp.com), which manufactures digital video and DSLR production gear for professional image makers, has donated an LED light kit, field monitor and shoulder rig to Best Director and Best Director of Photography.
Partners include ARRI (arri.com), whose lighting products offer an abundance of creative solutions for film and TV; Location Sound (locationsound.com) a professional audio sales and rental house, which donated communications gear; Special Guests (specialguests.com) which is publicity and PR specialists, who book talk show guests and Atx Licensed Therapists offering professional counseling services (click here).
PRIZE DETAILS 2013:
EchoLight Studios is providing the EchoLight Award, a feature film production budget up to $1 Million to the producer of the Best Film of the 168 Film Project’s 2013 Signature Speed Film Competition.
$1,000 to Best Cinematographer
For Services Including: DI Color Grading, Blu-ray & Digital Cinema Mastering
$1,000 to Best Editor
For Services Including: Edit Suite & Screening Room Rentals
$1,000 to Best Film Producer
For Services Including: Color Grading, Mastering & Output
iLED312 3-Point Light Kit, MSRP: $1799 (to Best DP)
D5w Field Monitor Deluxe Kit MSRP: $1149 (to Best Director)
Flyweight DSLR Shoulder Rig MSRP: $399 (to Best DP)
REDucation by RED DIGITAL CINEMA (to Best Film Producer) $2500
Reducation One-Week Training for Filmmakers