OU Zanesville Electronic Media Club hosts film competition
Ohio University Zanesville’s Electronic Media Club invites high school students to compete in the Electronic Media Amateur Video Shootout.
Those interested in participating in this weeklong amateur short film competition are encouraged to recruit teams from 1-20 students and the more teams the better. The competition will take part in three phases, a kickoff event, a drop off event and a screening.
Teams will get the details and guidelines for the competition at a kickoff event scheduled on Thursday, May 12, at Ohio University-Zanesville’s Elson Hall Auditorium. Teams will pick one of six random genres: Comedy, Horror, Drama, Musical, Action, and Suspense or they can trade the chosen one for a wildcard genre to be named at the kickoff event.
All teams will be given an identical a line of dialog, specific prop, and a specific character to incorporate into their short films and will have one entire week to finish their short films. Any camera, equipment, props, music, software may be used in the film’s production. During the one week students will need to write, film, edit, score, and credit a 5 to 10 minute short film. School faculty members are encouraged to mentor students where needed in production.
There is a $25 registration per team to help offset the cost of the competition and prize money. The competition will have three cash prizes, $200 for best in show, $100 for the runner up, and $50 for the audience favorite. In addition, there will be awards recognizing best actor/actress, best use of prop, best musical score, best supporting actor/actress, best sound, best screen play, most creative, and special effects.
The event is based on the world renowned 48-Hour Film Competitions, an international short film competition in which Ohio University Zanesville’s Electronic Media Club has participated for the last four consecutive years.
The drop off event will be held on Thursday, May 19, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. when teams will bring the finished product to Ohio University Zanesville’s Elson Hall Atrium by the vending machines. Teams are invited to participate in tours of the University’s Electronic Media Program’s facilities, featuring a TV studio, radio production studios, and multi track recording facilities and a showcase of equipment used by students in the Electronic Media two-year associate degree program.
The final phase of the competition will take place on Friday, May 27, when all entries will be screened beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Elson Hall Auditorium. For more information on this event please contact Shylow Hanning at 740-624-3743 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Shane Eltringham at 740-684-0055 or email@example.com.