Olympus 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown
The first night of this event is SOLD OUT! But tickets are still available for the Olympus 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown ENCORE.
April 16th; The winner of the 2013 Filmmaker Showdown will be announced on this night.
April 17th: This night is reserved for our People’s Choice Award. That means YOU will help decide who takes home the prize. Be there to tell us which film you liked best. Same show, same finalists, same energy, YOUR choice.
The creative playing field is leveled at Whistler’s annual OLYMPUS 72hr Filmmaker Showdown. Post-production trickery, exotic locations, superstar talent and big budget advantages are made irrelevant when filmmakers are tasked to shoot, edit and produce a 3-5 minute short film within 100km radius of Whistler over the course of 72 hours. Relying purely on originality, craft, speed and endurance, the OLYMPUS 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown distills the art of film-making into its purest form – taking creative vision from concept to reality in record time in order for it to be enjoyed on the big screen by an 1800-strong audience. The OLYMPUS 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown gives deadline a whole new meaning; get ‘er done or you're out.An esteemed review panel will choose the best films from scores of entries for screening at the Gala Screening in Whistler, BC on Tuesday, April 16th as part of the World Ski & Snowboard Festival. One winner, Best of Show, will be chosen by an expert panel of judges to reap the rewards this exposure will result in. Best of Show will also win $10,000 in cold hard cash & $5,000 in prizes.
BACK FOR THE 2ND YEAR! Olympus is offering an additional $5,000 bonus prize on April 16th if the Best of Show film is shot exclusively with Olympus gear. And the best part - Olympus will be offering teams the opportunity to borrow product!
Click HERE to learn more.
Check out the 2012 Finalists and Winner on the official WSSF YouTube Channel!
Head over to: youtube.com/thewssf
The Filmmaker 2nd Cuts Screening- following the OLYMPUS 72hr Filmmaker Gala, this Second Cuts Screening ensures that all completed films get their moment on the big screen, alongside a re-screening of the finalists and winner. Ultimate movie marathon meets wrap-party meets a celebration of the Muses at Filmmaker Second Cuts. Please Note – the Second Cuts Screening will be held from Noon-3pm on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013.