Entries for Five Lamps Films Five/24 film challenge 2018 open

Derby-based Five Lamps Films has opened entries to its 2018 Five/24 challenge, in which independent film-makers must create a three-minute short in just 24 hours.

Started in 2009 Five/24 challenges filmmakers to create a short film of exactly three-minutes and while planning and casting can be done up front all production must be completed in 24 hours.

All films submitted will be shown as part of the closing event of Derby Film Festival, which is held over two weeks in May concluding on Sunday 13 May 2018 at Derby QUAD.

Since the challenge began 108 films have been created including those from experienced filmmakers and those wanting their first taste behind the camera. Organisers Sam Jordan and Carl Bryan, who run the bi-monthly ‘open mic night for filmmakers’ at Derby QUAD, say, “everyone is welcome to take part in this challenge of creativity against the clock.”

Five Lamps Films was originally based at the Five Lamps pub in Derby and was started as a way for local filmmakers to get together and share their work, and talk about film with like minds. The group has since created a library of 350 films and retains an ethos of being open to all, saying “from the professional production team to the hobbyist, we want everyone to feel that they have a home to show their work and enjoy seeing it play to an audience of peers and fans alike on the big screen.”

Rules for the competition can be found here and entry form is available here.

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