Fifty-five teams from Arizona, Southern California, and Nevada, participated in this year’s challenge with 47 teams making the deadline. The theme was Something Magical, line of dialogue, ”I can’t believe it worked.” and a Ring as the prop where a character had to put on or take off a ring.
Top 20 Teams (listed alphabetically, these films will screen on Feb. 28th)
|Bogdan & Friends
Follow Your Poem Productions
Fortune & Merit Productions
Half of a Half Productions
Jump Ship Productions
La Linea Productions
Lethal Hobo Productions
Running Wild Films
The Junk Drawer
Honorable Mention 10 (plus ties, listed alphabetically, watch these film on Vimeo!)
|Art of War Pictures
Blue Harvest Productions
Broken Door Media
Cobra Kai Films
Dark of the MATINEE
Imperio Azteca Productions
Pops Says NO Productions
Seriously Dude Films
Ugly Baby Studios
How It Works?
Teams create a 1-5 minute film in just 2 days or 48 hours. In addition to meeting this challenging deadline, teams must also incorporate this year’s official guidelines (theme, prop and line of dialogue).
Films that meet the guidelines will be reviewed before a panel of judges who will select the Top 20 films for the Public Screening on February 28 at AMC Arizona Center 24 Theatres in downtown Phoenix.
The A3F encourages complete artistic freedom, but do have some rules that pertain to the film challenge.
- Films must be 1-5 minutes in length including all credits.
- Teams must own or have rights to their music and permission for all locations.
- No explicit violence and gun use will be *critiqued.
- All footage must be shot within the 48 hour time-frame, animators are allowed to pre-build templates.
- Teams, cast and crew must promise to have fun and become Almost Famous!
Jason Francois – Lead Judge/Assistant A3F Director.
Bill Pierce – Film Critic.
Lee Ann Cone - Script Supervisor
Jay Lee – Filmmaker
Joel Kaye – Cinematographer
Jae Staats – A3F Founder/Director