1. What is the Four Points Film Project?The Four Points Film Project (4PFP) is your chance to stop talking and start filming! The premise? Filmmaking teams have just one weekend to make a short film. All creativity — writing, shooting, editing and adding a musical soundtrack — must occur in a 77 hour window beginning Friday evening at 7:00pm and ending Monday at midnight.
2. How much does it cost?
The registration fee is for the entire team varies from $125 to $175 per team, as follows:
- Early Bird registration: $125USD
- Regular registration: $150USD
- Late registration: $165USD
3. When will the Four Points Film Project come to my city?The Four Points Film Project occurs world-wide from November 13 – 16, 2015.
4. What are the films about?That's up to the filmmaker; however, each team will receive two genres to select from for its movie. In addition, teams are given a character, a prop and a line of dialogue that must appear in their film.
5. Who sees the films?All of the films eligible for competition are screened by a panel of entertainment industry professionals. Additionally, the top 15 films are placed online for the world to view and vote for their top favorite.
6. Who are the filmmakers?The Four Points Film Project is open to all filmmakers, pro and novice alike. Rules state that all team members (crew and cast) must be volunteers. Most teams consist of film and video professionals. And teams have attracted some top talent on both sides of the camera.
最短で4分、最長で 7 分です。 通常、時間が短い方が緻密で面白いし市場性もあるので、短い方が良いでしょう。
10. Where and when are they shown?The top 15 films as determined by the 4PFP organizers are placed online for public viewing shortly after the end of the filmmaking period.
11. How is the event advertised?The event is advertised by word of mouth, on the web, and via local press. Local filmmakers and organizations are our most vocal supporters and do a great job spreading the word.
"The concept for this film developed during the 48 Hour Film Project. www.48hourfilm.com"
14. Is this a contest and will there be a "Best of" selection?Yes and yes. One film will be chosen as Best Four Points Film Project Film.
15. Will I win?Depends on what you mean by winning. Countless filmmakers over the years have told us that the Four Points Film Project weekend was fantastic. They loved getting to use their creative talents; they had fun with their friends; and they made a film, too! So if winning means having a great time, you've got a very good shot at it. Additionally, we’re limiting the total number of entries to 200 this year, so you’ve got a 1 in 13 chance of your film making it to the online audience voting.
16. Will I get rich?Probably not. As far as we know, no one has made much money selling a Four Points Film Project film. However, some of our 4PFP filmmakers have had success with their films in other festivals and filmmakers have used recognition from their Four Points Film Project film to get paying work. Additionally, we at the Four Points Film Project have set up an arrangement whereby if we're able to earn money by distributing your film, you will receive a portion of that money. We believe our arrangement is fair and equitable. As you may know, the market for short films is nearly non-existent. However, we do garner more interest in our films because of the concept and the fact that they are part of a bigger collection. So, while folks have lots of fun doing the Four Points Film Project, they don't make lots of money.
17. Who judges the films?We gather a group of film and video professionals to serve as our judges. These judges generally have extensive experience within the field. We require these judges to be fair and impartial. Our judges donate their time and talent to rate the films. No matter how careful we are in selecting our judges, judging itself is extremely subjective. So many times, two regarded critics feel markedly differently about the same film—remember the long debate between Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert about Apocalypse Now; remember Pauline Kael's ambivalent review of Star Wars. Similarly, on several occasions our favorite Four Points Film Project film of the year has not even won. When it comes to evaluating art, a lot comes down to matters of taste.