Film In A Fortnight is a filmmaking challenge that takes place over 14 days to accomodate your schedule. All teams must shoot their film on a cell phone. We will even match you with a filmmaking team if you need to build your network!
Starting June 16th, participating filmmaking teams will have 14 days to write, film, and edit their films. Each team will be given a particular topic or genre to include in their film. All filmming must be done on phones (or tablets). On June 29th, we will screen all qualifying films and share the winners at our potluck. The winning film(s) will be featured at the festival in the Fall!
Teams need to include LGTBQ-identifying individuals.
The 2018 Film In A Fortnight Challenge is over. We return June 2019!
Kick-Off Event: 6/15, place TBA
Screening Wrap-Up: 6/29, place TBA
Winning Films will be Official Selections of Trans Stellar 2018 and will be shown at the 2018 Festival!
team sign-up ❯
Individual sign-up ❯
pay entry fee ❯
$50 for teams; $20 for individuals
All participants receive free tickets to the Festival and each team recieves a code for a free submission. Winning films will be screened at the Festival in September!
—Films must be under 20 minutes, but preferably under 10.
—Films must follow the constrains that was given to the team at the kick-off event.
—Footage not shot on a phone or tablet during the allotted challenge time will not be allowed in your film.
—Footage found to be shot on a different device (including purchased stock footage) will disqualify the filmmaking team from the challenge.
—Refunds for entry fees will not be issued.
—Accessories (including tripods, lenses, dollies, gimbels, and accessory microphones) may be used, but must attach to phone/tablet as accessory. Standalone microphones will disqualify the team from the challenge.
—Editing does not have to be done on a phone or tablet and may be done on computer.
—Teams must include at least one LGBTQ+ identifying individual in a position where the individual has significant creative control.
—Teams may be made up of any amount of people.
—At least one team member must be present at both events or the team will be disqualified from the challenge.
—Explicit content, or content that polices and/or marginalizes identities will not be allowed and will disqualify the team.