Past Challenges

Challenge participants from past years have created incredible films. Watch the winning films to inspire your creativity for the next challenge. Learn more about the genres and themes, as well as the required props and locations from previous challenges.

These requirements, which change each year, include choosing at least two of the year’s required props and featuring a minimum of one of the listed settings.

2016 Challenge

Genre: Mystery
Theme/Motif:

  • Righting a wrong
  • Cracking the code

Setting: a living room, driveway, parking lot, the woods, or a park
Required props: coffee cup, bowl, clipboard, floss, hand sanitizer, umbrella

Best Film

David Harrell – “Lefty and Loosey”

Best Filmmaker

Rosser Goodman – “{In}visible”

Best Actor

Diana Elizabeth Jordan – “Boxed Out”

Best Promotional Campaign

Antonio Question – “Minority Effect”

2015 Challenge

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Theme/Motif:

  • Being reunited / a reunion of some kind
  • A first encounter

Setting: a living room, driveway, parking lot, the woods, or a park
Required props: bow tie, comb/hairbrush, lollipop, loose change, balloon

Best Film

Jenna Kanell – “Bublebees”

Best Filmmaker

Dickie Hearts – “Passengers”

Best Actor

Steve Way – “Spanish Love 101”

Best Promotional Campaign

Stephen Saux – “I Understand You”

2014 Challenge

Genre: Dramedy
Theme/Motif:

  • Underdog
  • An unlikely couple

Setting: an apartment/house or a recreational area
Required props: flowers, popcorn, hat, hand wipes, mirror

Best Film

John Lawson – “Hands Down”

Best Filmmaker

Justin Possenti  – “Wheelz”

Best Actor

Rachel Handler – “Disabilidates”