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Registration is open for the 2015 Beat the Clock Challenge!

Beat the Clock is IFP Phoenix’s oldest film challenge- the chance to make a film in only 48 hours!

What is it?

The best (and most hectic) 48 hours of your life! We will give you a prop and line on Friday at our kick off event.  You and your team then have 48 hours to write, shoot, edit, and generally go crazy with filmmaking!

What do you submit?

Each team will submit a film, no longer than 5 minutes (including credits), created using the line and prop provided at the kick off.  Teams may also submit a trailer and a poster for additional prizes.

Why register?

  • The first prize film will be automatically selected to screen at the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival (which includes a FREE Filmmaker Pass to the Festival, with all the accompanying benefits, a $300 value)
  • All submitted films will screen at the awards ceremony

Stuff you need to know

Kick-Off: Friday, July 10th – 6pm – 8pm
Film Turn-In Date: Sunday, July 12th by 7:00pm
Screening: Thursday, July 30th
Cost to Register
Early Bird Registration: $15 for IFP Phoenix Members / $30 for non-members until April 30th
Regular Rate: $20 for IFP Phoenix Members / $40 for non-members until June 30th
Late Registration: $25 for IFP Phoenix Members / $45 for non-members until the day of the challenge

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