What is the HHM Film Slam?
The HHM Film Slam is a coordinated event with Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival (HHM) that pits filmmaking teams against the clock creating a fun, challenging and highly creative collaborative challenge by making a 4-7 minute short film — script through submission — in just 2 days!
This is an opportunity for filmmakers of all levels to make a film in one weekend, then have screen it at the State Theatre just two weeks later, during the Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival.
Following the HHM Film Slam screening, we will announce our judges’ pick, which will be presented during the Michigan Shorts program at Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival. How cool is that?
Judges’ Choice wins CASH and HHM All-Access Festival passes.
This competition is limited to 10 teams of up to 10 members.
We hope you join in the fun!
The HHM Film Slam Challenge was created with a simple goal in mind – Remove all the usual excuses and provide a simple framework for aspiring filmmakers to ‘get out there’ and shoot something that they can see on the big screen.
Our mission is to support filmmakers by making the most collaborative art form out there accessible to anyone that wishes to say, “I made a film this weekend.”
HHM Film Slam – September 14-16, 2018
Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival – September 27-30, 2018
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- Your $100 registration fee goes to your cash prize award and gets you get up to 10 Film Access passes to all HHM films you wish to attend. Films are seated first come, first serve, so show up early to your favorite picks!
- The culmination of all your hard work is a screening of your film at The State Theatre during Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival. All submitted films (both late and on-time) will be screened on Saturday, September 29th at 9am.
- The Judges’ Choice from the eligible HHM Film Slam shorts will replay during the HHM Michigan Shorts film series, also at The State Theatre on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11am.
Awards and recognition will be posted on the HHM Film Slam website
A QUICK LOOK AT THE HHM FILM SLAM
This is a Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival event.
Because you will learn a lot about filmmaking in a short amount of time with the most fun.
Kick-off – 7 pm Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
Filmmaking – For the next 48 hours
Deadline – 7 pm Sunday, Sept.16, 2018
Viewing – 9 am Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
Kick-off will be at the HHM Office,
721 Washington Ave. – Suite 203,
Bay City, Michigan 48708
Filming locations will be up to you to secure.
$100 per team, proceeds go to awards and to Hell’s Half Mile Events, a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and expanding the art of independent film, music, and entertainment.
For more information please contact coordinator Tammie Stimpfel at email@example.com
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This public group has been created for making connections with other filmmakers. You never know who you might meet.
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Group of High schoolers and graduates
This is a first time event, so bear with us as we work out details. Please direct questions to Tammie via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year we are going to limit this competition to 10 teams, the number of members in each team can vary, We are planning on setting up a database for individuals to express talents and interest, thus helping with team development.
Although it’s easiest to have a producer, you do not need a production company to participate but you will need a team name and a team leader.
All creative process must take place during the Official Time Period. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Writing the script
- Costume/Set Design
- Sound Design
Things that can be established prior to kick-off are:
- Scouting and securing locations
- Securing equipment
- Organizing cast
- Organizing crew