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WHERE:

DEF CON 27, Paris, Bally’s & Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, Nevada  – August 8-11, 2019

WHAT:

  • The T.D. Francis X-Hour Film Contest is a filmmaking contest sponsored by DEF CON
  • While at DEF CON, Teams compete to create the best film they can in 59 hours (6am Thurs – 5pm Sat)  They must write, shoot, edit, produce an 8 minute film while attending DEF CON 27.
  • Format is similar to the common “48 hour film” contest type. PG-13 since kids might see them.
  • Teams are allowed to film onsite within the DEF CON convention area, but they must wear contest t-shirts.
  • Each team gets 5 awesome contest t-shirts with their reg packet.
  • Teams are given the final rules, genre, details, and monkey wrenches when they pick up their team reg packets at DEF CON.
  • Use a smart phone, a digital camera, high end prosumer thousand dollar camera, whatever equipment you want.

WHO:

  • Registered Teams of DEF CON 27 attendees.
  • A registered team can have a max of 5 crew members (director, producer, writer, editor, camera man) or can be a single person “Army of One”.
  • Talent/actors/extras, while vital to your success, are not counted as production team members.
  • Anyone and everyone attending DEF CON
  • Besides registering for our film contest… each participant is carefully screened to verify they meet the minimum eligibility prerequisites
    • their film making knowledge and experience must be between one and eleven. (On a bad day, Tarantino would be a 10. My dog is a 1.)
    • want to help make a movie

WHEN:

  • During DEF CON 27, August 8-11, 2019.
  • Starts: Thursday morning August 8, Entry Deadline: Saturday August 10th
  • Winner Announced: TBD
  • The contest starts as soon as a team leader physically checks in, or registers, picks up their team packet, and receives the final kick off briefing. The first teams will check-in or register early Thursday morning .
  • Each team will have up to 59 hours to make their film, depending on what time they check-in or register Thursday morning.
  • Teams that pre-register prior to Thursday morning may enjoy a few perks such as TBD and first choice of sizes of the 5 contest t-Shirts that are in each team packet.

PRIZES:

  • The winning team gets 5 Human badges for DEFCON 28. (that’s worth around $1500)
  • An Adobe Premier Annual Subscription
  • Additional TBD prizes for the winning team and runners up.
  • Our contest is so awesome that winning is optional because, each team registration packet comes with enough fame, fortune, and filmmaking glory for each team member (instructions not included).
  • Pride in demonstrating the courage to step into the ring and accept a challenge. (Holding your head high and looking those who lacked the intestinal fortitude, to try, in the eye… optional.)

 

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