Thursday, December 1, 2011

Call for applications: Crazy8s 2012

Crazy8s is getting ready to launch the 13th edition of their filmmaking challenge in Vancouver.

Originally it began in 1999, selected filmmakers were given 8 days, $800 and 800 feet of film to make a short film. Now the process has gone digital, but the idea is pretty much the same.

To apply, you or someone from your team must attend the registration/info session on December 10, 2011. You will then have to submit a 5-minute video pitch of your short film idea. 40 applicants will be chosen to pitch their idea live to a panel of industry professionals, who may then ask questions. 12 filmmakers or teams will be selected to have their story workshopped before the 6 winning teams are selected.

The films are to be made from March 16th – 23rd. The complete films will be screened at a gala event at at the Vogue Theatre on May 31, 2012.


The 8 Day Filmmaking Extravaganza - Now in its 13th year!

"Crazy8s is truly the single best way in BC to launch your career."
-Zach Lipovsky, Crazy8s alumni, whose film “Crazy Late” helped him secure a spot on the
Steven Spielberg show "On The Lot", where he placed in the top 5.

Crazy8s 2012 is Calling for Applications!

Pitch Registration & Info Session
Saturday Dec. 10th, 2011
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour St, Vancouver
Registration: 12:00 – 1:00 pm 
Info Session: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Rules and Application form here.


Aspiring filmmakers are invited to present their short film idea in a 5-minute video.

40 semi-finalists will be chosen to pitch in person to a jury of industry professionals.

12 finalists will workshop their script with a professional story editor.

6 winners will receive $800 and a production package with everything they need to make their short film in just 8 days.

Finished films will be screened at a gala event to the who's who of the Vancouver film industry on March 31, 2012.

It's fast! It's fun! It's Crazy!

To submit a video pitch for Crazy8s 2011 you must sign up at the Pitch Registration & Info Session on Dec. 10. To read the rules and regulations and download an application form click here.

Up to 2 participants per team may attend the Info Session, where filmmakers will hear from event producers Erik Paulsson and Diana Wilson about what is expected in the video pitch, how the selection process works, and what to expect in terms of support if their project is selected. Filmmakers will also hear from past Crazy8s filmmakers about the experience of participating in Crazy8s and/or from past Crazy8s judges on what makes for a great Crazy8s project and a great Crazy8s pitch. There will be a screening of both the video-taped pitches and the finished films for several successful past Crazy8s projects, as well as a Pitching Workshop on the secrets to successful pitching from an industry pitch expert.

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