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APRIL 27-29th

HIGH SCHOOL

COLLEGE

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!

2018 FESTIVAL WINNERS

2018 HIGH SCHOOL WINNER

"Forty-Four Seventy-One"
Team: Greenvenge

2018 MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER

"The Legacy"
Team: Screenshots

2018 AUDIENCE FAVORITE

"There's Only One"
Team: San Salvador Saviors

WATCH ALL THE 2018 FILMS

TAP INTO FILM

  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!


New This Year

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

Team Login 

 
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MAKE A MOVIE WITH FRIENDS IN JUST 48 HOURS!


Register a Team

How does it work?

 
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Attend the opening ceremony and receive a goody bag containing required script elements.

A script and pencil icon

Write an original script using the required items from your goody bag.

A film camera icon

Shoot and Direct your film!

A film editing icon

Edit your film and deliver it to the judges.

A 48hr top watch

Do it all in just 48 hours!

 

Additional Weekend Events


  • Friday April 27th, 6pm
    Screenwriting Workshop @ Burke Mountain Hotel

  • Friday April 27th, 7pm
    One-on-one equipment tech and check-out

  • Saturday April 28th, 10-11:30am
    Visual Storytelling Workshop @ Burke Mountain Hotel

  • Saturday April 28th, 5-6:30pm
    SOCAPA Film Screening @ Burke Mountain Hotel

  • Sunday April 29th, 8am-4pm
    Editing and Exporting Assistance
Team Academites pose for a photo at the award ceremony

Event Schedule


  • Friday April 27th, 5pm
    Opening Ceremony @ Burke Mountain Hotel

  • Sunday April 29th, 5pm
    Final Films Due

  • Sunday April 29th, 5-6pm
    Filmmaker Social and Pizza Dinner @ Fuller Hall, 1000 Main Street, St Johnsbury, VT

  • Sunday April 29th, 6:30-9pm
    Film Showcase and Award Ceremony @ Fuller Hall, 1000 Main Street, St Johnsbury, VT

BE THE BEST FILM IN YOUR AGE GROUP TO WIN A $500 CASH PRIZE

HIGH SCHOOL

- Team Leader 21 or older required
- Must supply your own equipment, unless enrolled in 48hr Film Workshop

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Win the Audience Favorite award for an additional $250 Prize!

Be sure to invite your friends and family to the award ceremony!

LEARN

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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!


LEARN MORE

CREATE

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Tap into Film is about teamwork, creativity and fun! Go wild and create an original film in just 48 hours!


 
 

48HR FILM WORKSHOP

St Johnsbury Academy

Story Development

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.

St Johnsbury Academy

Camera and Sound Tech

Don't know how to use your equipment or want some pro tips? SOCAPA Instructors will work with teams one-on-one to familiarize participants with the equipment on Friday night. Participants will learn how to safely handle and operate their cameras and sound gear. Instructors will introduce concepts of exposure, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, audio levels and mic position in order for each team to achieve a good looking and sounding film. Instructors will be on-hand throughout the weekend event to answer technical questions or problem-solve issues teams may encounter.

St Johnsbury Academy

Editing and Exporting

Each Team that participates in the SOCAPA 48hr Film Workshop will have a SOCAPA editing computer reserved for them in the Burke Mountan Hotel. Each computer will be outfitted with Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut X and IMovie. SOCAPA Film Instructors will be on hand to assist with basic editing techniques, and will do their best to aid teams with any editing software each team chooses. Assistance with Film Exporting will also be provided so that all teams can submit the correct video file to the judges. SOCAPA Instructors will not be supervising the editing lab, so Team Leaders must be present at all times.

St Johnsbury Academy

Equipment

Don't have your own equipment? Don't let that stop you! All Middle School and High School participants in SOCAPA's 48hr Film Workshop may opt to borrow a production kit from SOCAPA including an HD Camera, a tripod, a boompole and sound recording gear. Teams using SOCAPA gear will be required to go through a camera and sound tech overview before starting production to learn how to safely handle and use your equipment. Teams will be responsible for any damaged gear at the end of the event, so please be careful!

Our Sponsors


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.

Kingdom Trails
St Johnsbury Academy
NVRH
The Riverside School
Burke Mountain
Passumpsic Savings Bank
Wells River Chevrolet
Vermont Arts Council
NVDA
Weidmann
Whites Market
Community National Bank
Fairbanks Scales
Kinney Pike
Discover St Johnsbury
Kingdom Crust
L.L. Rossi Corp.
Paige & Peter Crosby
Jeff & Melissa Burroughs
Lois Williams
David Johnston
Alice & Jim Wuertele
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A young filmmaker smiling on a snowy ski hill
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