Long before there were 48-Hour Film contests around the country, Jones Productions sponsored a 24-Hour Film Contest here in Little Rock. And this was before cheap HDSLRs and non-linear editor software on everyone's laptop. (Come to think of it, there weren't even many portable computers around.....but I digress.) With the COVID-19 pandemic playing havoc with filmmaking schedules and livelihoods, we are introducing a modest film contest, open to Arkansas filmmakers of all experience levels. My first thought was calling it the "Stir-Crazy, Shelter-in-Place, Sky-Is-Falling, Cabin Fever Film Contest" --but decided that upon something less wordy. Introducing:
Isolation Imagination Film Contest
Create a short narrative film, documentary feature or music video about Arkansas travel or history at home and submit it for a chance to win one of three cash prizes.
Staying at home doesn’t mean you have to limit your creativity. If you have an interest in video production and filmmaking (and have time on your hands), this contest might be for you.
Filmmakers, like the rest of the community, have been deeply affected by the coronavirus situation, with productions and industry events being postponed or cancelled. Organized by Gary Jones Video, this competition Arkansas filmmakers is aimed at trying to uplift the spirit of artists during these times of social distance and self-isolation. The contest is open to diverse filmmakers of all different skill levels.
ArkansasTravelChannel.com and ArkansasHistoryChannel.com are offering two prizes of $150 for the top narrative short films or music videos made while staying at home or observing social distancing.
Submissions close on April 30, 2020.
This Isolation Imagination Film Contest was inspired by the Quarantine Film Contest launched in Edmonton, Alberta by 1844 Studios. Our thanks to them for the inspiration and contest guidelines. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.