Quarantine Film Contest: Create Your Own Short Film

Create a short narrative film or a music video at home, and submit it for the Quarantine Film contest by 1844 Studios, for a chance to win one of the three cash prizes.

Staying at home doesn’t mean you have to limit your creativity. It can be an opportunity to work on your hobbies, create art and develop your imagination without distractions. If you have an interest in video production and filmmaking, consider participating in this contest.

Presented by 1844 Studios, the competition for Quarantine films made by Albertan filmmakers is aimed at trying to uplift the spirit of artists during these times of quarantine and self-isolation. Filmmakers, like the rest of the community, have been deeply affected by the coronavirus situation, with productions and industry events being postponed or cancelled. The contest is open to diverse filmmakers of all different skill levels. 

1844 Studios are offering two prizes of $150 for the top narrative short films or music videos made during quarantine or social distancing, as well as an additional prize of $200 (the #ShadesofWorth Prize) for the top narrative short film or music video made by a female-identifying filmmaker of colour. As listed by 1844 Studios, the guidelines are included below: 

  • The film must highlight the oneness of humanity.
  • The film must be under nine minutes.
  • All filmmaking must follow the health and safety guidelines issued by the government (i.e., limit your crews; film in your homes, etc.).
  • Original concepts only will be considered.
  • Key creative must be 18 years or older to be eligible.
  • Key creative must be Albertan residents.
  • The film excludes hate speech, pornography or advertising/infotainment.
  • All films must be submitted as a YouTube link to 1844 Studios via Facebook Messenger as well as posted on the filmmakers’ social media pages with the hashtags #UpliftQuarantine, #1844Studios and, if applicable, #ShadesofWorth.
  • One BTS photo and a short filmmaker biography (200 words maximum) must be included with the submission. 

Submissions close on April 5, 2020.

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