Made Here, Played Here
The Unofficial Official 48 Hour Small Town Film Project
Write, shoot, and edit a short 5-7 (maximum with credits) minute film over the weekend.See it on the BIG SCREEN.
Win the accolades of all your friends.
Become a LOCAL LEGEND!
Make Your Movie!
- Put your team together--friends, family, like-minded creatives
- Be at the Old Theater on January 13th at 7pm
- Choose 2 genres from a hat ( you only have to use 1 of them). And wait for the announcement of the character, prop and line that must appear in everyone's film.
- The race is on! You have 48 hours to write, shoot, and edit your short film.
- Upload your film by Sunday January 15th at 7pm.
- Invite all of your friends to attend one of the screenings on January 27th or 28th, matinee Sunday the 29th and to cast their votes.
- All submitted films will be shown at each screening and each screening you attend entitles you to a vote. There will be awards in multiple categories to include: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Cinematography, Best Use of Prop, Best Director, Editing, Best Story, Best Visual Effects, and more!
- We want everyone to have an opportunity for their creativity to shine! There is no entry fee to participate in the festival.
- Each participating team must have a representative at the official Kickoff Event 7pm Friday January 13th.
- Prior to the Kickoff event, each group must submit a completed Team Leader's Agreement, signed by its team leader. A team may not participate without submitting this agreement.
- Each group will receive the genre of its film in a random drawing.
- The required Character must be seen on-screen and it must be clear--either directly shown or by context--who the required character is. The Character name does not have to be said out loud or written on-screen.
- The required Prop must be seen on-screen. A picture of the required prop is also allowed.
- The required Line of Dialogue must be used verbatim. It may be spoken, sung and/or written. It may be in any language, though if it is unclear that it is the required Line, there must be a translation.
- To qualify as an Official Entry, each group's film must be in the genre it selects and must contain all required elements within the official time limit and prior to the credits.
- Writing the script
- Costume/Set Design
- Sound Design
- Outputting to USB drive or other media
- Organizing Crew
- Organizing Cast
- Securing Equipment
- Scouting/Securing Locations
- Animation and special effects are permitted but must be created during the Official Time Period
- No stock footage or footage shot or created at another time may be used unless the footage is part of a post-production effect or on a background monitor, i.e., a television, as long as the team has rights to the stock footage and the stock footage is placed over or under footage that is shot within the Official Time Period. Allowable stock footage includes bullets, fires, explosions, chromakeyed backgrounds, etc., but stock footage of people or other performers is not allowed.
- Pre-made sequences or compositions that are available to all via purchase or download are permitted if a majority of frames contain content (e.g., text or images) created within the Official Time Period. The pre-made portion of the sequence may not include people or other performers.
- Still photographs are permitted, provided that the team has the rights to them. The photos do not need to be created during the Official Time Period; however, stills created outside of the Official Time Period may not be used in sequence to create the illusion of motion.
- Permissible stock footage within effects, permissible pre-made sequences, and still photographs must all be accompanied by a Materials Release demonstrating that the team has rights to use them.
- Note: Song parodies (i.e., use of identifiable pre-existing compositions with new or altered lyrics or music) may not be included in the film without a signed release from the composition's rights holder. This rule applies without regard to whether the song parody arguably constitutes fair use under US or international copyright law.
Members & Volunteers are the heartbeat of The Old Theater. Whether they volunteer on the Board of Directors, use their talents to sing and act in stage productions, or assist with fundraisers, they complete the community that is The Old Theater. Pamlico County and Oriental are lucky to have so many fun loving and talented people! Thank you all!
The Old Theater reopened with community support in the mid 1990's and has been fortunate to maintain that support today. In addition to those who financially support our productions and fundraising, there are a host of local businesses and individuals who collaborate behind the scenes with us to provide venue space, extended advertisement, storage and additional financial support through special donations. We salute our community partners who work behind the scenes to help keep The Old Theater front and center for performing arts in Pamlico County.
The Old Theater is located at 609 Broad Street in the heart of Oriental, North Carolina. The building first opened as a movie theater in 1945 and served as a social and entertainment center until the late 1950s. It was revitalized and reopened in 1995 and today provides a venue where performing arts can thrive in Pamlico County.
The Old Theater is owned and managed by the Old Theater Corporation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of Pamlico County volunteers,
whose mission is to ensure the people of Pamlico County and the town of Oriental have a local venue for civic and cultural events.
This mission is accomplished by maintaining the facility and grounds; making the facility available for use by providers of performing arts and a variety of civic, business, local clubs, schools and charitable organizations; and by presenting a broad range of theater-sponsored programs and outreach to the schools throughout Pamlico County.
The ability to achieve this mission relies on the support and participation of our members, individual donors, community businesses, service organizations, grants and volunteers on stage and behind the scenes. If you would like to volunteer with the Old Theater, or participate in a future event, go to our volunteer page.
For more information call 252-249-0477 or email to email@example.com.