2019 Winter HHM Film Slam Event

About our 72-Hour Winter HHM Film Slam event — February 2019

2019 Winter HHM Film Slam

Our second HHM Film Slam event was a 72-hour challenge that occurred between Friday, February 1, 2019 at 7:00pm and Sunday, February 4, 2019 at 7:00pm. This was the Official Time Period for producing a 3-7 minute short film, script through submission.

All films were screened and awards were announced on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Bay City’s State Theatre.

About Assignment Criteria

These criteria are announced at Kick-off. All criteria must appear in the short films and the film must be produced in the designated timeframe to be eligible for awards. 

Character: Must make an appearance but does not need to be a main character.

Prop: Just needs to be seen.

Line Of Dialogue: Must be said word for word.

Genre: Randomly chosen by the spin of a wheel at Kick-off. You will spin twice and get to choose from those two genres. You MAY combine your randomly chosen genre with another, however it must be solidly presented as your main genre, and must be listed on your film as such.

Note: If you land on the same genre twice you get to chose whichever genre you’d like to film in. 

2019 Winter HHM Film Slam Genre Options

Action/Adventure

Silent Film

Sci-fi

Comedy/Dark Comedy

Thriller/Horror

Romance

Superhero

Crime Caper/Film Noir

Fantasy

Time Travel

Mystery

Road Trip

Music Film (Not a music video. About or related to music.)

Hellion’s Choice (Pick your genre)

Films from our 2019 Winter HHM Film Slam Event spun a roulette wheel twice and teams chose from those two genres. As a twist, if it landed between two genres they were to be combined.

Six teams competed for the cash prize of $300 and the opportunity to be automatically accepted into the Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival. These awesome teams produced the short films below in just 72 hours.

Miss You by The Bone Productions
Genre: Silent Film
Awards: Best Musical Score

“Watch as we turn the 5 stages of grief into a silent film.”


Fist Full of Berries by Beardzly Productions
Genre: Comedy and Thriller
Awards: Best Writing

“A group of sasquatch hunters get more than they bargained for on their first hunt together.”


Too True by Saint72
Genre: Romance and Thriller
Awards: Best Use of Prop (tie)

“Wait. What?”


A Warm Cup of…  by Pink Nixon
Genre: Action/Adventure
Awards: Winner, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Use of Line

“Sammy is celebrating a special occasion.”


Cold Case in Icemount by Studio301
Genre: Film Noir
Awards: Audience Choice (tie), Best Effects

“A hardened detective chases a cold case with an odd calling card.”


Drifting Away by Purple Pigeon Productions
Genre: Dark Comedy
Awards: Runner Up, Audience Choice (tie), Best Actor, Best Use of Character

“When is it too late?”


2019 Winter
HHM Film Slam
Awards

Winner ($200 cash award winner)
A Warm Cup of…  by Pink Nixon

Runner Up ($100 cash award winner)
Drifting Away by Purple Pigeon Productions

Audience Choice Award (tie)
Drifting Away by Purple Pigeon Productions
Cold Case in Icemount by Studio301

Best Actor Award
Jason Curtis as Phillip
in Drifting Away by Purple Pigeon Productions

Best Writing
Fist Full of Berries by Beardzly Productions

Best Editing
A Warm Cup of…  by Pink Nixon

Best Cinematography
A Warm Cup of…  by Pink Nixon

Best Musical Score
Miss You by The Bone Productions

Best Effects
Cold Case in Icemount by Studio301

Best Use of Assigned Character
Drifting Away by Purple Pigeon Productions

Best Use of Assigned Line
A Warm Cup of…  by Pink Nixon

Best Use of Assigned Prop (tie)
Cold Case in Icemount by Studio301
Too True by Saint72