Crash Cinema Film Challenge

October 31, 2015

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 October 31 for our annual Horror Movie Challenge.


Participation is free. Screening at 5:00pm is $5 for all attendees and friends.


Crash Cinema
9:00am | Teams assemble at SIFF Film Center, Crash elements are chosen randomly, and official rules are reviewed.

9:30am - 5:00pm | Crash Filmmaking

5:00 - 6:00pm | Crash Film Screening at SIFF Film Center

Upcoming Dates

October 31 "Horror Themed"
January 23
March 19

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.

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