Creating a movie takes time, money and talent.
In Belmont this October, filmmakers from across Massachusetts will have to rely on their talent as the plays host to second annual Mass Flash Film Festival, the only statewide film competition where emerging video and filmmakers have only 72 hours to write, shoot and edit a four-to-seven minute “Hollywood-style” movie.
All teams will have their completed films screened on the big screen at Belmont's on Saturday Oct. 6.
The teams will compete for a grand prize of $500 and have their movie seen on the big screen around Massachusetts.
A panel of well-known filmmakers and media critics will pick the winners in both non-professional and professional categories while a Viewers’ Choice Award will be presented at the screening voted on by the audience.
The Media Center, located in Belmont's Waverley Square on Lexington Street. announced that team registration for this most unique Film Festival kicks off on Aug 1. Registration ends Sept. 21 at 8 p.m.
All registered teams must attend the kick-off meeting at the Media Center on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. to draw genres, receive a list of characters and dialogue and props.
Then, the race begins and crews will have 72 hours to make their movies and turn in a final edited movie on Sunday Sept. 30 by 7:30 p.m.
Go to the festival's web site for all the info.