Register today for the TIFF Next Wave 24-Hour Film Challenge!

Can you make a movie about “Cult Classics: Teen Rebels” in 24 Hours?

Do you love making movies? Or do you want to try? Are you between 14 and 18 years old? The TIFF Next Wave 24-Hour Film Challenge, presented by RBC Royal Bank, may be perfect for you.

From 10:00 am Saturday, February 8 to 10:00 am Sunday, February 9, 2014 youth 14-18 will be challenged to make a film in the TIFF Next Wave 24-Hour Film Challenge, presented by RBC Royal Bank. All films meeting the competition criteria screen Sunday, February 16, 2014 as part of the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival. Team members should be between 14-18 years old and registration opens today.

The press release from TIFF reads:

Every year, the TIFF Next Wave 24-Hour Film Challenge follows a theme that’s reflected in the festival’s Movie Marathon and Opening Night Party.  Last year featured a John Hughes Movie Marathon. This year’s theme is Cult Classics: Teen Rebels. Marathon films include Juno, Rushmore, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Donnie Darko and Mean Girls. Upon check-in on February 8, 2014, teams receive a prop, “challenge” shot, and line of dialogue that must be incorporated into the final film. These ingredients are also drawn from the theme.
The Challenge will kick off on the morning of February 8, 2014 at 9:00 am, when 20 teams gather for breakfast, provided by RBC Royal Bank, and receive their TIFF Next Wave 24-Hour Film Challenge theme and toolkit. The team behind the winning film will be awarded $500, courtesy of RBC.  All teams will receive up to three tickets to the TIFF Next Wave Talent Lab on February 15, 2014, and up to three tickets to the TIFF Next Wave 24-Hour Film Challenge final screening.
“The TIFF Next Wave 24-Hour Film Challenge is a really fun chance to make your own film and share it with other teen filmmakers —it’s a good start to life in the professional film world!” explains seventeen-year-old Maiesha Zarin, who is in her second year on the TIFF Next Wave Committee, a voluntary advisory team made up of 12 youth dedicated to bringing quality film programming and film-related events to youth across the city.

The winning team is determined by a jury of professionals selected by TIFF. Submissions are assessed based on originality, creativity, challenge criteria and overall proficiency in form. To register for the TIFF Next Wave 24-Hour Film Challenge, a team can purchase one ticket online (“add to cart”), over the phone or in person as of January 15, 2014.

Click here to register.

Article by Brian Cauley

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