So what is Instant Films?
The premise behind this film festival is to challenge the creative minds of the film industry to put together a completed 7-to-9-minute movie in just under 48 hours. Still not impressed?
On Friday, nine writers randomly chose a noun, adjective, and number of actors to compose a script for, based on the theme—this edition’s being “Hot and Bothered.” The writers must complete their scripts within 12 hours, where then the directors randomly choose from the available scripts and pool of actors.
Saturday was dedicated to shooting the movie in its entirety, and after filming, it’s onto editing and post-production until the 8 PM screening and reception Sunday.
So which film was the best?
After the screening, the festival hosts an award ceremony and for the first time in event history, two works Mira and High Heat tied for the Best Picture distinction. The film Cyrus earned the Best Cinematography, Best Writing, and Best Editing award.
Don’t take our word for it….
Want to check out the films yourself? Visit the Instant Films website to see all 9.
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