OIFF Announces its Fifth 72 Hour Film Challenge

The Ottawa International Film Festival has announced its annual 72 Hour Film Challenge and local filmmakers are already getting their teams ready in anticipation.

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From the OIFF press release:

The Ottawa International Film Festival


January 14, 2012, Ottawa – The Ottawa International is celebrating its 5th 72 Hour Film Challenge!

RACE date is February 7th, 2013 – meeting at the Lieutenant’s Pump at 6:30PM and race begins at 7PM!

REGISTRATION is now open online on the festival website: http://oiff.ca/2013/01/07/2013-oiff-72-hour-film-challenge/

“Before OIFF was born, we held a 72 Hour Film Challenge event to gauge the film community in supporting events likes this and it’s hard to believe that five years have passed and we are only getting stronger with 26 teams having participated last year. We’re very excited to see what this year’s challenge brings.” says Nina Bains, Executive Director of The Ottawa International Film Festival.

OIFF is excited to announce that broadcasters such as the CBC are supporting filmmakers at the event to ensure that filmmakers are getting the knowledge they need in order to make good quality films that can live on after the challenge is over – a stepping stone to national broadcast.

Samantha Everts, Event Organizer of the Ottawa Rock Lottery, is proud to be teaming up as music curator with OIFF again to provide a selection of local musicians and artists songs to be used as the soundtrack in the short films. Included in the list of musicians are several of the bands that have participated in RBC BLUESFEST 2012.  Musicians have been chosen to represent a wide variety of genres and theatrical balance ranging from popular established artists to those just starting up.

Technical Specifications for the films have been posted on the Ottawa International Film Festival website and will be repeated again on February 7th, 2012 when the race begins. The topic and criteria, of course, will only be revealed on the day of!

Screening will take place on February 21st at 7PM at the Lieutenant’s Pump located at 361 Elgin Street.

The Ottawa International Film Festival would not be possible without the generous support from our partners: THE LIEUTENANT’S PUMP, BEAM INC., MENZIES LAWYERS, PRECISION TRANSFER TECHNOLOGIES and THE OTTAWA FILM OFFICE – INVEST OTTAWA.  Please visit their websites and if you are supporter of their business, please thank them for helping us!

For any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:

Lina Seto
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