72hr. Filmmaker Showdown, World Ski & Snowboard Festival
April 15, 2014 / Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
Whistler Conference Centre

Olympus 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown

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 audience of 1500+.

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 over $10,000 in prizing.

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Please note, the Olympus 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown is open to all ages. Some shows may include adult humour and a small amount of profanity. Please attend at your own discretion.

Click here to check out the 2013 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown Best of Show!


The Filmmaker 2nd Cuts Screening
April 16th / 12pm - 3pm / Whistler Conference Centre

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.


Posted: Sunday, February 21 - 9.52am

2009 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown Winner: The Staff

Posted: Sunday, February 21 - 10.03am

2009 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown: Snow Tramp

Posted: Sunday, February 21 - 10.06am

2009 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown: Village Maintenance

Posted: Sunday, February 21 - 10.10am

2009 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown: Favorite Son

Posted: Sunday, February 21 - 10.15am

2009 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown: Blue Prints

Posted: Sunday, February 21 - 10.17am

2009 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown: Whistler Homeless

Posted: Sunday, February 21 - 10.22am

2009 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown: Scrub Brush

Posted: Sunday, February 21 - 10.26am

2009 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown: Gangland

Posted: Sunday, February 21 - 10.30am

2009 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown: Slade

Posted: Sunday, February 21 - 10.33am

2009 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown: Blue Balloon

Posted: Friday, April 23 - 1.55pm

2010 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown: Fanny Pack

Posted: Friday, April 23 - 1.57pm

2010 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown: Dawn of the Dumb

Posted: Friday, April 23 - 2.00pm

2010 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown: Firetruck Earrings

Posted: Friday, April 23 - 2.00pm

2010 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown: First Sight

Posted: Friday, April 23 - 2.03pm

2010 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown Finalist: Missing

Posted: Friday, April 23 - 2.04pm

2010 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown Winner: Panty Bloom

Posted: Thursday, May 12 - 12.01pm

2011 Filmmaker Showdown Finalist: Zoolander

Posted: Thursday, May 12 - 12.10pm

2011 Filmmaker Showdown Finalist: The Sock Movie

Posted: Thursday, May 12 - 12.17pm

2011 Filmmaker Showdown WINNER: Poached Earth

Posted: Thursday, May 12 - 12.29pm

2011 Filmmaker Showdown Finalist: Like

Posted: Thursday, May 12 - 12.39pm

2011 Filmmaker Showdown Finalist: Board Sitter

Posted: Wednesday, February 6 - 2.37pm

2012 72hr. Fimmaker Showdown WINNER: Zero

Posted: Tuesday, June 4 - 8.40am

2013 Olympus 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown: Shelly

Posted: Wednesday, April 2 - 10.00am

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