by Janelle Kohnert
The SCC Film Club will be hosting a not-so-short film competition on the weekend of October
26, raising the length of the competition from 24 hours to 65 hours and the resulting movie length from 2˝ to five minutes to five to10 minutes.
Film Club President Jennifer Forbes claims that last year, of the four teams who participated
in the 24 hours contest, “A lot of the filmmakers wanted more time to tell bigger stories.” A team participating in the contest usually ranges anywhere from four to 10 people,
and only the leader of the group has to be a student at SCC. The actors and crew can be anyone that the film leader chooses.
This year, the same line of dialogue, prop, and character are being required for use in each team’s movie while the genre, which is assigned by a judge, will differ from group to group. Last year, both the prop and genre were random between groups. With new consistencies
this year, “It’ll be easier to judge,” states Film Club vice president Sheryl White.
In repeating and extending the Weekend Warrior film competition since last year, the Film Club aims to “get more people interested in the concept of film” and to “open the door for people who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity,”
according to White.
The films will be judged during the week following
the contest, and will be presented at a Film Club meeting on Wednesday, November 14 in Room 1524 at 4 p.m., which is open to all curious viewers.
Although six teams are already signed up, the sign up deadline for the Weekend Warrior competition has been set for October 23 at the Club Kickoff.