Congratulations to all 29 teams that participated in the 2018 student film slam. Your creativity, ingenuity and determination was shown in all the films. We hope to see you next year!
"There's Only One"
Team: San Salvador Saviors
A 48 Hour Film Competition
In East Burke, Vermont
April 27-29th, 2018
Join SOCAPA and CATAMOUNT ARTS for this exciting and educational film-focused weekend hosted at the Burke Mountain Resort. Groups of 3-5 young filmmakers write, direct, and edit a short film in just 48 hours. At the final showcase, a winner will be selected from each age group, by a panel judges, for up to $750 in cash prizes. All scripting, shooting and editing must take place within the 48 hours, so teams must have spontaneity, time management and lots of ingenuity! Although the event is competitive, the environment is welcoming, supportive, and most importantly, fun!
We are excited to be hosting this year's event at the Burke Mountain Hotel, where teams can STAY, LEARN and CREATE together! Teams planning on staying at the Hotel on Friday and Saturday night are asked to pay a $10 Registration fee per participant. There will not be an additional fee for the hotel. Please don't hesitate to request a fee waiver by emailing [email protected]
TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Saturday, April 14th
Attend the opening ceremony and receive a goody bag containing required script elements.
Write an original script using the required items from your goody bag.
Shoot and Direct your film!
Edit your film and deliver it to the judges.
Do it all in just 48 hours!
- Team Leader 21 or older required
- Must supply your own equipment, unless enrolled in 48hr Film Workshop
Be sure to invite your friends and family to the award ceremony!
Enroll in SOCAPA's free 48 Hour Film Workshop to learn the basics of script writing, cameras, and editing, and become elligable to use SOCAPA camera and computer equipment (everything you need to make your movie) for the weekend!
Tap into Film is about teamwork, creativity and fun! Go wild and create an original film in just 48 hours!
The hardest part of a 48hr Film Slam is generating an idea. After the opening event on Friday evening, SOCAPA Instructors will provide a basic overview of three-act structure, screenwriting software and techniques for generating a story idea before teams break up to pitch ideas and write a script. Instructors will be on-hand to field questions or critique story pitches. SOCAPA wants each team to craft an amazing story, but each story should be your own - SOCAPA Instructors will guide participants toward shootable and unique stories, but will not be the main source of story ideas.
TAP INTO FILM would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Please email Jody Fried at [email protected] if you would like to become a sponsor.