Lights, camera, stopwatch, action – could you make a movie in 72 hours?

Date 21.04.2016

Forget the Oscars – for now – because the University of Northampton is offering you the chance to become an award-winning film maker.

The inaugural Northampton 72 Hour Film Challenge 2016 is not only open to students and graduates from the University, but also the general public, including local film-makers and future students.

Entrants are challenged to write, shoot and edit an entire short film within just 72 hours – with the finished movie shown at an exclusive awards ceremony.

The contest runs from Monday 2 May to Thursday 4 May.

Daniel Oxer, Lecturer in Film and Video Production at the University, said: “We’re very excited to be launching the very first Northampton 72 Hour Film Challenge.

“I’d urge anybody with an interest in film-making to take part – even if they have never done anything like this before – as it promises to be an amazing event, with the whole creative process taking place over just 72 hours.

“It will be a race against the clock to write, shoot and edit your masterpiece.

“Not only is there the chance to become an award-winning film maker, but each film will be shown at our ceremony on the big screen and also hosted on our online channels – so there will be plenty of publicity for those taking part.”

Budding film-makers will need to be able to attend the initial meeting on Monday 2 May at Avenue Campus and must register on the UoNMedia website, which also includes full details and competition rules. You need to register by midday on Friday 29 April.