3rd Annual Down to the Wire: 24 Hour Film Race Results
Of the 31 teams that raced in this year's Down to the Wire: 24 Hour Film Race, 29 completed and turned in films. Combined team members and their crews totaled 310 Wichitans who participated in the making of these movies over 24 hours. 820 community members showed up to support their efforts. Big thanks to our presenting sponsor Blacktop Nationals and our VIP Judges Jason Opat, Anita Cochran and Shawn Rhodes. Below, find a list of Top 10 Showcase films, Student, Audience and Judges winners. See you next year!
This year's required elements:
TOP 10 SHOWCASE (in no particular order)
3rd Annual Down to the Wire: 24 Hour Film Race
For the third consecutive year, Tallgrass Filmmakers Lab and CreativeRush unite for DOWN TO THE WIRE: A 24 Hour Film Race, presented by Blacktop Nationals. In 2013, 37 teams raced and more than 700 people showed up to support Wichita’s filmmaking community at the Top 10 Film Showcase on Sunday night. New this year is a $500 cash prize for the Best Emerging Student Film – eligible teams will be comprised of elementary, middle and high school students.
The race takes place from June 20-22 and participants can enter on their own as a team of one or with up to fifteen people. Teams have 24 hours to write, produce, shoot and edit a short film that is six minutes or less. All films are required to include four elements that are randomly selected at the beginning of the race.
This year’s race will allow teams to shoot their films during the daylight hours as the race time changes from 7:00 am on Saturday to 7:00 am on Sunday. (See below for full schedule.) A mandatory Director’s meeting will also be added to the lineup on Saturday morning.
A curated team of Tallgrass Film Festival programmers and CreativeRush advisors will screen each film and select the top ten, which will then be showcased at the Orpheum Theatre at 7:00 pm on Sunday, June 22nd. The showcase is open to the public (GA tickets: $10). A VIP Panel of judges (including media personality Anita Cochran and Mindfire Academy’s Jason Opat) will live critique each film and the winners will receive prizes as listed below. The evening is hosted by Sarah Kallail.
Prizes offered by Tallgrass Film Association and MIndfire Academy will be handled directly by each organization.
FILMMAKER'S TOOLKIT WORKSHOPS
AMADEUS (30th Anniversary Screening, presented with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra)MORE ›
Tallgrass Volunteer Appreciation Party
Indie At the Orpheum
Smallgrass Film Festival (A Family-Friendly Film Festival presented with Exploration Place)