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T.D. Francis X-Hour Film Contest & Festival @ DEFCON 25

  • DEF CON 25, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Where:  

"All I'm saying is, when we split the check three ways the steak-eater picks the pocket of the salad-man." - The Blue Raja, Mystery Men

You choose.

It only takes a few minutes to register your team.

Self Loathing and Regret last a lifetime. 

TDFX-hour Filmmaking Contest Registration Now Open. 

Online Team Registration

  • The winning team gets 5 Human badges for DEFCON 26.  (that's worth around $1200)
  • Seattle Film Institute scholarships worth $5000 for the winning team.
  • Everyone who registers gets a free subscription to VideoMaker Magazine.
  • Additional TBD prizes for the winning team and runners up.
  • Our contest is so awesome that winning is optional because,  each team registration packet comes with enough fame, fortune, and filmmaking glory for each team member (instructions not included). 
  • Pride in demonstrating the courage to step into the ring and accept a challenge.  (Holding your head high and looking those who lacked the intestinal fortitude, to try, in the eye... optional.)



Prizes:

1)  their film making knowledge and experience must be between one and eleven.   (On a bad day, Tarantino would be a 10.  My dog is a 1.)  

2)  want to help make a movie.

  • During DEF CON 25, July 27 through July 30, 2017.
  • Starts:  Thursday morning July 27    Entry Deadline:  Saturday July 29   Winner Announced:  TBD
  • The contest starts as soon as a team leader physically checks in, or registers, picks up their team packet, and receives the final kick off briefing.   The first teams will check-in or register early Thursday morning .
  • Each team will have between 48 and 56 hours to make their film, depending on what time they check-in or register Thursday morning.
  • Teams that pre-register prior to Thursday morning may enjoy a few perks such as TBD and first choice of sizes  of the 5 contest t-Shirts that are in each team packet.

When:

  • The T.D. Francis X-Hour Film Contest is a filmmaking contest sponsored by DEF CON, The Seattle Film Institute, and VideoMaker Magazine.
  • While at DEF CON, Teams compete to create the best film they can in 48+ hours.  They must write, shoot, edit, produce a 4-8 minute film while attending DEF CON 25.
  • Format is similar to the common "48 hour film" contest type.
  • Teams are allowed to film onsite within the DEF CON convention area, but they must wear contest t-shirts.
  • Each team gets 5 awesome contest t-shirts with their reg packet.
  • Teams are given the final rules, genre, details, and monkey wrenches when they pick up their team reg packets at DEF CON.
  • Use a smart phone, a digital camera, high end prosumer thousand dollar camera, whatever equipment you want.

What: 

  • Registered Teams of DEF CON 25 attendees. 
  • A registered team can have a max of 5 crew members (director, producer, writer, editor, camera man) or can be a single person "Army of One".
  • talent/actors/extras, while vital to your success, are not counted as production team members. 
  • Anyone and everyone attending DEF CON .
  • Besides registering for our film contest...  each participant is carefully screened to verify they meet the minimum eligibility prerequisites:  

Who: