Video Race: Friday, September 15, 5pm – Sunday, September 17, 5pm
Screening: Friday, September 22, 6pm
Filmmakers of all ages (either as a team or solo) will have the chance to create a one-to-seven-minute video that will be screened at the Academy Art Museum on Friday, September 22. Films must incorporate a word and theme that will be provided to competitors via email on Friday, September 15 at 5 pm. Budding and experienced filmmakers will have just 48 hours to shoot, edit, and submit a video by the deadline of Sunday, September 17 at 5 pm.
A panel of judges will choose the Best in Show for two categories—Student/Family (at least 50% of the filmmaking team are under 18) and Adult—in addition to a People’s Choice Award selected on the evening of the film screening. All winners will be featured in the 2024 Ocean City Film Festival. By being featured in the OCFF, the filmmakers each receive a pass and a plus-one for the whole event. Cash prizes will also be awarded.
Your film must incorporate the following elements:
Prop: something that tells time
Dialogue: “Things always change.”
Your film should be between 1- to 7-minutes long and include a title screen with the name of your film. At the end of you film, please include this line: “This was film was made for the 48-Hour Video Race.”
Once you have completed your video between September 15-17, click on the link below to upload:
How to submit your film
Go to www.filmfreeway.com
Click “Sign up” in the upper right corner
Enter your first and last name, password, and click “I want to submit my work”
You’ll be led through 5 sections: Project Information, Submitter Information, Credits, Specifications, Screenings. For our purposes, you only need to enter the title of your film in the Project Information section. The other boxes in these sections can remain empty.
Click “Save Project”
A pop-up box will appear that says “Congratulations, your project has been created”
Click “Add Project File”
Upload your film by clicking “Choose File” in the blue box
Click on “Browse Film Festivals”
In the search bar, type “Academy Art Museum 48-Hour Video Race”
Click “Submit Now” in the Academy Art Museum 48-Hour Video Race box
Click “Complete Order” (there is no charge to enter)
Please make sure your video is downloadable. We will need to download them for the screening on September 22.
In partnership with the Ocean City Film Festival.
Francisco Salazar, organizer of the 48-Hour Video Race, is a filmmaker who divides his time between New York where he grew up and Colombia. Francisco holds an M.S. from the New School. His first feature “Nowhere” (2020) went to over 20 Film Festivals and was nominated for two Colombian Academy Awards. It also won Best First Film, Best in Show, and Best Feature at several festivals. The film was acquired by TLA Releasing and Optimale. In 2019 he was selected for the first annual Latinx List from The Black List and in 2020 he joined FilmShop. Francisco has served as Jury at the Festival de los Derechos Humanos in Colombia and is also the co-founder of the online magazine OperaWire, which is read by millions monthly.
B.L. Strang-Moya is the founder and creative director of the Ocean City Film Festival. He graduated from Towson University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Media and Film. In addition to festival running, B.L. is a filmmaker that has exhibited throughout the region.
Simon Elias is an actor and filmmaker raised in Belgium, France, and Colombia who is based in LA and Colombia. While living abroad, he learned several languages like French, English, and Spanish. After serving in the Army, he studied film and advertising and began acting studies at the PUJ and he continued his studies in Los Angeles and New York at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Since graduating he has worked on the Netflix series “Historia de un Crimen,”and “El Cartel de los sapos: El Origen,” and the Amazon series “De Brutas Nada.” He made his first feature film debut in the American independent film “Quicksand” which opened at the Austin Film Festival and directed his first feature “Corozo,” which will be he also starred in.