50 Hour Slam Kick Off – Press Release

THE 50 HOUR SLAM is excited to announce the event’s return for the third year running. The secret criteria have been selected and are under lock and key. Seven judges have volunteered for this year’s competition, and they are:  Jim Kershner, film critic and writer; Dan Webster, radio and web film critic; Sandy Hosking, local playwright and theater director; Heidi Groover, a staff writer for the Inlander; Allen Duffy, local artist/writer and Spokane Arts Commissioner; Bernadette Vielbig, local artist and radio personality; and Sherman Alexie, author and screen writer.

The clock is primed and ready to countdown the precious minutes of the 50 Hour Slam!

On April 5, 2013 at exactly 7:00 pm the doors of the Magic Lantern Theater will close, locking in the lucky few that have answered the challenge. Here behind close doors the secret criteria will be announced, rules reviewed, and last minute questions answered. Then clock beings to tick away as the competitors are released and the competition begins!

THE 50 HOUR SLAM is an annual film competition and festival open to all filmmakers in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area.  It’s creators and organizers- Vexing Media, Purple Crayon Pictures, Community Minded Television, The Magic Lantern Theater, Robert Foote and The Saranac Public House- designed the festival as a way to encourage new and emerging independent artists as well as to challenge the more established filmmakers of the region. The filmmakers will have exactly 50 hours to complete a 3 to 6 minute movie; starting from the writing and development process all the way to the final editing stage. The competitors will be encouraged to experiment and push their talents to create a unique and entertaining piece for their entry.

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