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By Joyce Rudolph | September 5, 2009
The 168 Film Project is adding a screenwriters competition, with an eye toward having a script being made into a short to be judged during the annual March film festival in Glendale. This is the eighth year of the competition that challenges filmmaking teams to create a project in 168 hours based on a Bible verse. The entire project, from writing the script to filming, must be completed within the time frame. Top scripts selected in the new contest, called “Write of Passage,” will be eligible to be made into a film by veteran 168 Film Project producers.
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By Chris Weibe | March 26, 2007
Filmmakers and film lovers flocked to The Alex Theater on Friday and Saturday for a festival and awards presentation with a interesting twist. The 168 Film Festival screened several dozen five- to 11-minute shorts from filmmakers who were given just one week - 168 hours - to put together a finished project. That meant everything from writing the script, shooting all the scenes and editing the footage to produce a finished short film. "It's really hard to do in a week," said Cameron Quinn, marketing manager for 168-Film Project and Festival.
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By Chris Wiebe | April 14, 2008
Saturday was a day of milestones at the Alex Theatre during the sixth annual 168 Film Festival, which gives filmmakers one week to write, shoot and produce a film based on a Bible verse selected at random. This year’s winner for Best Film — “Stained,” which is about a society that isolates its undesirables — became the first production shot on a high-density RED ONE Digital Camera to take the top prize at a festival. The RED ONE camera is being touted as a more cost-effective tool for fledgling filmmakers to capture big-budget movie quality.
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By Joyce Rudolph | March 31, 2010
Women made a strong showing in this year’s 168 Film Project, a two-day film festival that culminated with an awards ceremony Saturday evening at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Film crews created a short based on randomly chosen Bible verses and have one week, or 168 hours to film it. In this eighth year of the project, women won more awards than ever. “It was definitely a banner year for female producers, said John Ware, founder and president of the event. “Women have been empowered by many things.
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By Joyce Rudolph, joyce.rudolph@latimes.com | April 5, 2011
The theme for this year’s 168 Film Project, “Second Chances,” would seem to apply to some of the back stories of the entries that competed in the ninth annual film festival. In the competition, filmmakers randomly choose a Bible verse and have 168 hours — one week — to write a script, cast the actors, film and edit their entries, which must run for just 11 minutes or less. Some 90 films were screened Thursday and Friday at the Hope Theatre in San Fernando, with the final screening day and awards presentation occurring Saturday evening at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.
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March 21, 2007
Vance Elliott is trying to build a film career foundation with his entry in the 168 Film Festival. The Burbank resident has entered his first film, "Derby Day," in the fifth annual competition that gives its directors one week — 168 hours — to shoot and edit a film. About 60 short films will be screened on Friday at the Stars Art Theatre and on Saturday at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, said John Ware, founder and executive director of the Burbank-based nonprofit organization that runs the event.
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By Joyce Rudolph | April 8, 2009
Two filmmakers are feeling euphoric that their teams not only met the challenge to create movies in seven days, but brought home the most awards Saturday night from the 168 Film Festival at the Alex Theatre. “Up in the Air” earned six awards including Best Film while “Unscripted” received four awards, including Best International Film. Films are based on randomly assigned Bible verses and completed in 168 hours, or seven days. This year’s overall theme was “Family Business.
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By Ani Amirkhanian | April 4, 2008
Scriptures from the Bible take on a leading role in the 168 Hour Film Festival scheduled for April 11 and 12 in Glendale. Aspiring local filmmakers are taking part in the annual production contest where they randomly select a Bible verse and are given 168 hours, or one week, to make a film based on that verse. The festival is geared toward exploring the Bible and giving budding filmmakers a chance to showcase their creativity and talent, said John David Ware, founder and executive director of the 168 Hour Film Festival.
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By Joyce Rudolph | September 5, 2009
The 168 Film Project is adding a screenwriters competition, with an eye toward having a script being made into a short to be judged during the annual March film festival in Glendale. This is the eighth year of the competition that challenges filmmaking teams to create a project in 168 hours based on a Bible verse. The entire project, from writing the script to filming, must be completed within the time frame. Top scripts selected in the new contest, called “Write of Passage,” will be eligible to be made into a film by veteran 168 Film Project producers.
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