Rochester’s Movie Makers Mind-2-Movie Challenge will be held on Thursday, May 19th to Sunday, May, 22nd at the Little Theatre Activity Room. This is a competition in which local filmmakers make a film that is 5 minutes or less in 72 hours. In the past, the filmmakers have gotten a prop, a character and a situation to use in their film on a Thursday night, and turn it in on Sunday. There are a few changes this year to make the event bigger, better, and warmer. In the past, the challenge was held in January, but has now been moved to May. There will also be new or improved: resources, scoring, networking, prizes, and opportunities for all.
Coordinator and Host, Michael McFadden is very excited for this year’s Rochester’s Movie Makers Mind-2-Movie Challenge. “We wanted to make a change of leadership, goals, and opportunities for our group. We wanted to shift the organization to something that is more useful to the community.” The challenge has also changed seasons and location. “Spring is a better time for visibility with our participants and our new location at the Little Theatre will give our teams and producers a place to start, finish, and screen all in one place.”
The cap for teams is at 25 and in past years the challenge has been close to selling out. Register at www.rochestermoviemakers.org by April, 30th to get the early bird for $65. If you are looking for a team and crew visit the Mind-2-Movie Challenge Facebook page or use the Rochester Moviemakers website!
“This year the competition is designed what more festivals are looking for. We want to try to move or utilize the competition to promote what we have better going on and give people who are doing good work more opportunities.”-McFadden
By: Carly Lonczak