SPARTA DCCXX: 30 Day Film Challenge

Just a friendly reminder that the summer edition of the SPARTA Film Challenge takes place this Sunday, August 25, at the Mayfair Theatre. This edition of the challenge, dubbed SPARTA DCCXX, allows Ottawa filmmakers to compete with films they conceived and shot within one month of receiving the catch criteria. (Catch criteria being unique elements that filmmakers must incorporate into the movies to ensure that they are made within the given time frame.) The previous SPARTA gave teams a crash course in guerrilla filmmaking as they had a window of only 72 hours to make their movies. They get 720 hours this time (hence DCCXX), so it should be exciting to see what they come up with in the extra time. Some of the films were quite impressive last time, so the longer working period could make Sunday’s screening even better than the last. By coming out to support Ottawa’s next Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, or David Cronenberg, film buffs can contribute to the growth of the film community because funds from ticket sales go directly to the cash prizes awarded to winners. Yours truly will be one of the judges ranking and rating these films by Ottawa’s finest, so I cordially invite you all to attend and sweeten the pot!

SPARTA DCCXX takes place:
Sunday, August 25th at the Mayfair Theatre, Noon to 3:00 pm. (Doors open at 11:30.)
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at 72hourfilms.ca