Film Dash

Today’s the day!

Posted on: October 17, 2008

Yep, so today’s the big day.

Come down to The Theatre at the Custard Factory for about 6pm. The Theatre is in the main complex, to the right of the pool, next to The Kitchen. I’ll put some posters on the door so hopefully you won’t be able to miss it.

Between 6pm and 7pm the following will happen:

  • Teams will sign a copy of the terms & conditions
  • Teams will be given some location & talent release forms and a copy of the filming permit that covers the city’s public areas
  • I’ll say a few (brief, I promise) words

At 7pm the teams will be given the criteria for their films and set loose to get started.

I’ll hang around for at least an hour afterwards to answer any questions, sign up any latecomers and sort anything else that needs sorting.

If any members of your team can’t make it along to the launch then that’s ok. It would be good to meet you all but as long as there’s a representative from each team then that should be fine.

It’s been a surprising amount of fun getting things to this stage and I’m looking forward to meeting you all.

Before we go, there are a few bits of news to tell you about:

  • Talent release and location release forms are now available online. You can grab the text of the forms and paste them into a doc if you want them asap. Otherwise I’ll have some for each team at the launch.
  • I understand the completed films will be shown on a loop in the atrium at Millennium Point, the main venue for Hello Digital, for the period of the festival.
  • I’m going to try and provide every registered entrant with a DVD with all the teams’ films as a memento of Film Dash.
  • Tickets for the ‘Into The Light’ event at The Odeon where the Film Dash winner will be announced and screened are free and available now, just contact Roger at
  • Many thanks to the folk at 7 Inch Cinema, Big Cat and Supercool for mentioning Film Dash: Digital Galore! on your blogs, you’re all wonderful.

Actually if you’re reading this early on Friday morning then the Supercool people will be hosting Likemind at Saint Caffe, St Paul’s Square, from 8am until 10am-ish. I’m planning to pop in, anyway.

7 Inch Cinema’s next event will concentrate on the work of pioneering animator Wladyslaw Starewicz. That’s on 26 October from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the library theatre, Birmingham Central Library.


1 Response to "Today’s the day!"

It was WICKED and I’m so kicking myself for not getting my arse in gear and getting a team together! Will definatly do so next time. This time round, will have to make do with sitting on the sidelines and writing a little blog post about this evening. Ah well.

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Film Dash presents Birmingham's 48-hour film challenge, 5-7 March 2010.

Teams of film makers will script, shoot and edit a film in 48 hours.

Organised by Meshed Media in association with Say Hello, which is part of Hello Digital, Arts Council, Birmingham City Council, and Bullring.


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