Check out the 2012 Winners and Finalists HERE.
You can also read about the Contest and Awards Ceremony in the Awards Edition of the Produced By Magazine, HERE.
Thank you to everyone who participated, making it truly another memorable contest!
The Producers Guild has got a challenge for you. Make a film – write, shoot and edit it – in two days. The 3rd Annual Weekend Shorts Challenge takes place September 6-8, 2013.
We know that there are some great undiscovered producers out there. This is the chance for them to show us what they're made of. How fast can you mobilize your team? Craft your story? Find your locations? Hunt down your costumes? Call in your favors? Cut the pieces together?
We're not looking for Lawrence of Arabia, here. Your running time should be three to five minutes. For a great producer, that's plenty of time in which to tell a mesmerizing story.
Of course, just to keep you honest, we have some specifics that your story must include. (We can't have you go shooting the whole thing in advance, after all.) When the contest opens, we'll post the specific elements that your film will have to utilize. Because THE PRODUCERS GUILD WEEKEND SHORTS CONTEST has been established to honor the legacy of Debra Hill and support the Producers Guild's Debra Hill Fellowship, the specific details will be drawn from Debra's films. These elements will be announced at the start of the filmmaking period: the evening of Friday, September 6th. But that's all we can tell you for now.
The films entered in THE PRODUCERS GUILD WEEKEND SHORTS CONTEST will be evaluated by a remarkable group of judges. Last year's judges included Bruce Cohen, Gale Anne Hurd, Paul Reubens, Stacey Sher, and Cathleen Summers.
There are some terrific prizes, of course. THE PRODUCERS GUILD WEEKEND SHORTS CONTEST is being held through Withoutabox.com.
Got questions? Please see the FAQ page. If, and only if, you do not find your answer there, email us at email@example.com.
Congratulations, you now know what you're going to be doing over the weekend of September 6-8. Start getting your team together now; and we look forward to seeing your film!
NOTE: Certification statement, release agreement, and entry agreement documents are available for download at the bottom of the Rules page.