APRIL 26 - 29, 2018

DOWNTOWN DUBUQUE

All venues are           accessible.

DAYS TO GO!

REGISTRATION TERMS:

Teams of 5 or more

 

EARLY REGISTRATION

until January 20, 2018 $50

 

POST EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE

$65

 

DAY OF KICK OFF EVENT

 $75

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HELLO STUDENTS & FILM ENTHUSIASTS!

 

The ‘It’s a Wrap’ competition is an original concept and generates unique short films, student participation and collaboration and culminates with 2 student films shown to an international audience during JDIFF 2018. Students will be given 48 hours to create a short film (3-10 minutes in length) with a mystery item that’s wrapped and sealed, that will be given to them the night of the official "kick off" event.

 

IT’S A WRAP?

Playing off the old film adage “it’s a wrap!” or “that’s a wrap!” is a phrase usually declared by the film’s director signaling the end of filming. For this competition a mystery item is wrapped and sealed and provided to each team participating in the competition. They have no idea what’s in it, and won’t until the object is unwrapped on film, and then reacted to or worked into the story as the team wishes. Creativity and improvisation are inspired and the results are wildly different and make room for great interpretation and engagement with the revealed object.

 

Kick-Off event/party event will be March 9th at the Hotel Julien in downtown Dubuque. This event will be open to the public and help build awareness of the competition as part of the JDIFF festival and will be the official start that evening when the teams are provided with “The Wrap” to be used in their short film and a rules guide. The mandate is that The Wrap must be in it’s original form and sealed, only to be opened and revealed somewhere within the film. Teams will have 48 hours to complete the challenge and digital upload information will be provided.

 

• Christopher Wydra and JDIFF Executive Director Susan Gorrell will pick the top 2

short films from the participants. The winner will be chosen by the JDIFF jury, comprised of a director, producer, film critic, distributor and agent from Los Angeles.

• The 2 nominated shorts will be part of the festival and screened in the short blocks during the fest April 26 - 29, 2018.

 

• One filmmaker from each nominated short film will receive local accommodations - one (1) night stay at Hotel Julien - and one all-access pass to JDIFF 2018 plus 2 additional tickets for the awards show on Saturday night during the festival. Winning film will receive cash prize of $1,000.00.

 

• Christopher Wydra will announce the winner of the competition at the JDIFF awards ceremony and the winner will receive their cash prize at that time.

 

CONTACT:  Event Producer  |  Christopher Wydra at 815-541-8331

 

DIGITAL REGISTRATION

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or phone. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. JDIFF reserves the right to disqualify any film that has not followed the specific guidelines of the competition. All films submitted become property and ownership of JDIFF and can be used for any and all promotional purposes ongoing and without expiration date. All rights reserved.

 

REGISTRATION IS NOT FINAL UNTIL PAYMENT IS ACCEPTED.

 

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