Gearing up for One-Day Filmmaking Marathon!

A team brainstorms after getting the “logline” in March 2010.

Bet you didn’t you know that the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival hosts a “marathon” each year! For one exhilarating  day, budding amateur filmmakers of all ages take to the streets of downtown San Luis Obispo, armed with nothing but a HD Flipcam, a “logline” and the tireless creative will to produce a five-minute film in seven hours or less, from initial concept to finished movie!

There is still time to register for the fourth annual Movie in a Day Marathon, happening Saturday, July 21st from 9am to 4pm. Participants will meet at our temporary headquarters, generously donated by Clever Ducks, at 1301 Broad St. (corner of Pacific and Broad) in San Luis Obispo.

Another team sets out to begin filming.

Teams of 3-4 filmmakers can register together, or teams will be assigned. Entry fee is $50/person and all participants get a 2012 SLOIFF t-shirt. One team member must provide a laptop with editing software and have some editing experience. Instructors Ryan Johnson and Deb Hernandez will be on hand to assist, along with several other experienced filmmakers. Final films will be screened on Sunday, July 22 at 4:00pm with a $200 cash prize awarded for Best Film! For more details and to register for this and other workshops beginning on July 23rd, go to Workshops.

Watch one of the 2011 award-winning films, shot in Avila Beach during the SLOIFF! The logline for all was from an e.e. cummings quote: “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are”