The 5rd annual The Shoot Out Boulder 24 Hour Filmmaking Festival kicked off Oct. 10th, 2008 at 6:55 PM in front of the Boulder County Court House. Over 30 teams registered before the event with another 23 showing up in time for registration, in the end we had 53 teams competing. By Saturday night, the field was missing 7 teams which gave us 46 films to judge down to the Top 10 for Sunday's screening. Out of the total field, 19 of the teams were composed of 17 & under filmmakers, and area of the largest growth since this event began five years ago.
2008 Event Photos available online from Peter Wayne Select "shootout" event on the homepage. Select your team number under "categories"
Best Cinematography and In-Camera Editing
Produced, Camera, Directed by Brad Stabio. Script by Jeff Kosloski. Sound by Robert Stocking. Acting by Jeff Kosloski, Kirk Anderson, Jordan Leigh & Meghan McMahon.
Brock Vs Jon
Produced by Zachary Dripps. Directed by Jack Gregory. Camera by Cody Hart. Music by Zackary Dripps, Jason Potter and Adam Brauerman.
Are You Watching Closely
Produced and Directed by Cougar Littlefield. Camera and Art Direction by Justin Salvia. Script by Cougar Littlefield. Acting by Richard Fleming, Sean Hart, Seth Tonk.
The Chess Stop
Best Actor - Jason Paul McGlauglin
Produced by Daniel Goldhaber. Directed by Daniel Goldhaber and Jeffrey Orlowski. Sound, Camera by Jeffrey Orlowski. Art and Script by Daniel Goldhaber. Music by Giancarlo Columbo. Acting by Jason Paul ‘Jake’ McGlauglin and Johanna Walker.
Best Sound Design
Produced by Mark Philips. Directed, Script, Sound, Music, Camera by Eric Klassen. Acting by Nick Albino, Oscar Phillips, Mark Phillips.
Best 17 & Under
Produced and Directed by Kevin Bell. Camera by Huan Manton. Script by Jake Lackner. Sound by Calla Winchell. Music by Julian Brier. Acting by Julian Brier, Annie Martens, Aharon Montes.
We have gotten mentions in numerous papers this year.
Daily Camera, Entertainment Cover, You've got 24 hours and seven minutes of film. Welcome to the Shoot Out Boulder October 9, 2008
Boulder Weekly, Buzz "Fast Film: " by Dylan Otto Krider, October 9, 2008
Longmont Times-Call "Filmmakers Test Their Speed in Boulder"
Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, Nebraska "Upward Bound Students to participate in Boulder Shoot Out" September 25, 2008 PDF
THE SHOOT OUT BOULDER - 24 HOUR FILM MAKING FESTIVAL CALLS FOR ENTRIES
Help keep Boulder unique in 24 hours or less by entering this fun festival competition!
Boulder, Colo.— The 24-hour Filmmaking competition known as The Shoot Out™ Boulder, has announced a call for team entries. The Shoot Out Boulder’s mission is to break through artistic inertia and audience indifference by providing an exceptional creative venue for artistic expression through film. The Shoot Out Boulder, which takes place Oct. 10-12, is the only annual competition of its kind in the United States. The Shoot Out Boulder challenges filmmakers of all experience levels to trust their courage, imagination and determination to make a seven-minute-long film in just 24 hours.
Filmmakers, musicians and actors of all ages are invited to take part in The Shoot Out Boulder. Interested teams should visit http://www.theshootoutboulder.com/. Information and entry forms can be downloaded from the site. Entry forms must be received by 6 PM October 10. There are three categories with corresponding entry fees: 17 and UNDER - (Two-thirds of the team must be 17 or under to qualify) - $50, each additional participant is $15.00; 18 AND OVER - Includes 3 participants - $100, each additional participant is $20.00; 3 MEMBERS OF THE SAME FAMILY - $75, each additional participant is $20.00. Payments must be mailed by Wednesday, October 8, or paid online by midnight Thursday, October 9. After that time entry forms and payment must be delivered in person on Friday, October 10 between 4:00 and 6:00 pm at the sign-in booth, located near the courthouse on the Pearl Street Mall.
“The Shoot Out Boulder makes it possible for amateurs and professionals to achieve their goals and experience a level of success quickly. It also creates a unique setting for the community to see the filmmakers’ work and to share in the excitement of filmmaking first hand,” said executive director, Michael Conti. Conti expects “The Shoot Out Boulder to draw more teens this year as this is the category in which we have seen the most growth over the last four years. We have been actively promoting the event into schools through a series of free filmmaking workshops that are offered prior to the event.”
In order to help prepare the 18 & Over filmmakers, on Saturday, September 27, 2008 from 10am - 4pm at the Post Modern Company (2734 Walnut St, Denver CO), The Shoot Out Boulder - 24 Hour Filmmaking Festival in association with Post Modern Company is excited to announce a Pre-Shoot Out workshop, Fast Films at Post Modern. This workshop will be lead by Brad Stabio, and his team who won in 2005 and 2007. The workshop is free but donations will be gladly accepted. Additional workshop provided by Boulder Digital Arts.
On Sunday, Oct. 12th, 1 p.m., the top 10 films will be officially unveiled and premiered at the Boulder Theater (2032 14th Street, Boulder). At the end of the evening, category prizes will be awarded to each winning team. Prizes vary, but the winning team will be awarded cash towards their next filmmaking adventure.
About The Shoot Out Boulder - 24 Hour filmmaking Festival
In its 5th year now, teams have been made up of students, families and professionals. And last year, an incredible 30 teams turned in their videotapes by the deadline on Saturday night. Thirty volunteer judges watched the films to narrow the field to the top ten by Sunday afternoon with a gala screening event exhibited the top ten films (plus the best “under-18” category film) to a packed house at the historic Boulder Theater.
The top films from previous years were shown at Boulder Adventure Film Festival, Toofy Film Festival, Boulder International Film Festival [BIFF], Moondance Film Festival, ManiaTV’s Too Short for Hollywood, CATV 55 Boulder, International Film Series at CU-Boulder, the Starz Film Center in Denver, Colorado College Film Union and at The Colorado Music Festival.
The Shoot Out - the first ever ‘24 Hour’ filmmaking festival - was held in Newcastle, Australia in 1999. By luring filmmakers to Newcastle with a cash prize of $2000 for the best film, The Shoot Out kicked off with 105 entries in its first year. This was an extraordinary result for a totally original and untried event. Since then, The Shoot Out has continued to grow exponentially.
The Shoot Out now takes place in five cities: Newcastle, Geelong, Toowoomba (Australia), Hamilton (New Zealand) and Boulder (Colorado, USA).