Crash Cinema Film Challenge

September 24

8 hours

Crash Cinema is a bi-monthly filmmaking challenge. Can you create a compelling, cohesive film in just eight hours? Find out at SIFF's Crash Cinema. Next Crash event will be in the summer and we are working to plan the dates. No registration necessary. Show up as a single or with a group and make a film in a day!


Participation is free. Screening at 5:30pm is $5 for all attendees and friends.


Crash Cinema
9:30am | Teams assemble at SIFF Film Center, Crash elements are chosen randomly, and official rules are reviewed.

10:00am - 5:30pm | Crash Filmmaking

5:30 - 6:15pm | Crash Film Screening at SIFF Film Center

Upcoming Date

September 24, 2016

Crash Rules

Films must be no longer than three-minutes and must include the five Crash elements. The five elements include a genre, a type of action, a character's name, a line of dialogue, and a prop/costume.

Team Needs

Each team must provide their own equipment including a video camera (can be a cell phone), a way to transfer footage to an editing system, computer with editing software, burnable dvd or flash drive.

About Crash Cinema

SIFF Crash Cinema is a movie production challenge, taking participants from concept to screening in one day. It is about having fun, making a movie and seeing it on the big screen. The script is developed on the spot by your Crash team (usually 3-6 people) and you design your story based on your team's resources. Come with your own team or find a team at SIFF. Crash Cinema is a bi-monthly and non-competitive challenge.

Need more information? Send us an email.

Running Time: 8 hours