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

News Page 6th March 2019

The University of Northampton is challenging film-makers to create their own mini movie within the space of just three days.

The fourth annual University of Northampton 72 Hour Film Competition challenges entrants to write, shoot and edit an entire short film within just 72 hours – with the finished movie shown at an exclusive awards ceremony at The Platform, the Students’ Union venue in Northampton town centre.

The contest, which is open to students, graduates and staff from the University, plus the public, runs from Wednesday 1 to Saturday 4 May, with the screenings taking place on Friday 10 May.

Aaron Freeman, Media & Journalism Technical Demonstrator at the University, said: “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.”

While teams are welcome to enter the competition, individuals can also take part and will be allocated a team after entering.

To find out more, and to enter the competition, visit the website.

The 72 Hour Film Competition poster has been designed by Graphic Communication student Jamie Nichols.

Entrants will need to be able to make the competition briefing on Wednesday 1 May, at 11am in the Creative Hub, Waterside Campus. Final submissions will be at 11am on Saturday 4 May.

The 72 Hour Film Competition poster has been designed by Graphic Communication student Jamie Nichols.


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