Ends on December 1, 2017

$150.00 USD

Presented by Film Consortium San Diego in partnership with KPBS and So Say We All

Challenge:     The Film Con Challenge is a timed competition bringing together some of San Diego’s greatest storytellers to produce a short film (less than 15 minutes) in a 2 month long competition.  Each year, The Film Con Challenge will promote an overarching theme for the timed competition, with 2017 being entitled “True San Diego”. True San Diego aims to tell stories of real people and real lives in San Diego. Teams will be given up to three vetted stories from the local writer’s group So Say We All and will have to do the following:

  1. Adapt the story into a screenplay

  2. Shoot, edit and hand in final film by deadline

  3. Include 2 technical elements in the produced film

*(Please note, there is a strong likelihood teams will be given the same story to adapt.)

Objective:     We hope to create unique and interesting stories that are visually distinctive and highlight real stories of real people in San Diego.  We want to  change the way stories are told locally  and  create compelling stories that are true and local.  


“True San Diego” provided by So Say We All


Kickoff:   Friday December 1st at 6PM

Deadline:   Monday, January 29th at 6PM

Cost:   $120 registration fee until November 19th at midnight

           $150 registration fee from November 13th until December 1st at 6PM


All films will be automatically screened during the  2018 San Diego Film Week and will be eligible for the 2019 San Diego Film Awards.


Winning Film will receive $300 credit on Film Freeway for Film Festival submissions

List of Winners will be posted online at FilmConsortiumSD.com

“Best of” will be Broadcast on KPBS (up to 4 selected films)

All entries will be screened at SD Film Week 2018

All entries are eligible for the 2019 San Diego Film Awards

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