Blog 24 Hour Film Challenge 2017

Posted May 23, 2017

Each year, the Burns hosts its 24 Hour Film Challenge, a competition for high school students that charges participants with making a film in 24 hours. Groups have access to our Media Arts Lab equipment and facilities for pre-production, shooting, and editing films throughout the Challenge. To prevent participants from working on their stories in advance, each competition kicks off with the announcement of a theme and a clear set of rules.

This year’s theme was Science Fiction and films had to: feature a protagonist new to the world of the story; use a full 360 tracking shot; include a message sent through an electronic device; and use at least one of these three quotes:
1) “In my experience, there is no such thing as luck.” –Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
2) “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” –Spock, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
3) “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” –HAL, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Check out the winning film below, made by Maia Buljeta, Wyatt Button, Griffon Quinn, and Justin Winick!

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