For my third film festival, we had one problem: 9 writers. Luckily, another group our Producer knew didn’t have any writers, so 3 of us volunteered for the other group, and all 3 of us happened to have worked together before.

Unlike the 48 hour film festival, however, this was the National Film Challenge. You still have the prop, character, and line of dialogue you had to use, and you still had the same genres to choose from. However, you had 72 hours to make this film (it had to be postmarked on Monday morning) and everyone in the US could compete.

Our entry was with Two Meter Films, and it was nominated in the Top 15 in the US out of 217 entries. And, it won Best Horror. It felt good to get any award, as the only award I had ever received up to this point was a YouTube one. Here is the 2008 National Film Challenge Entry: Humanitarium.

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Due to legal issues, only the producer may put these videos up on facebook or youtube. The links are here.

Humanitarium Film Festival Edition
Humanitarium Re-edit (1 minute of extra footage)

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