Vancouver’s skateboard Plaza is always going off with the energy and excitement reminiscent of classic spots like Philly’s Love Park or MACBA in Barcelona, but for one day this September, Vancouver’s Plaza will be buzzing like never before as teams of filmmakers and skaters compete for cash, fame and enough product to last until next summer! The 12-Hour Film Festival pits established and emerging skateboard filmmakers and their hand-selected teams of amateur and pro skateboarders against each other to create the best video part possible in, well, 12 hours.
Vancouver Skate Plaza - Saturday, September 15, 2012
Starting at 12pm on September 15, registered teams will have exactly 12 hours to film (up to 6 min. in length) at The Plaza. After midnight, teams will then have until 5pm, September 20 to log, edit and submit their video to Menu Skateshop (114 Water St, Vancouver) for judging. All videos will be hosted on Skatematic.com for public voting, but winners ultimately decided by the judges. All entries will be eligible to win over $5000 value in prizes including: A Lifetime Supply of Independent Trucks and First Place—a commission to produce an original video for ColorMagazine.ca
Videos will be judged on production value, creativity and quality of content. Teams are permitted to document their journeys to and from the plaza, so long as the footage remains inside the 12-hour span. Any incidental footage outside the plaza is not required and will not be judged, but will be taken into consideration when looking at the overall product and how well it accents the plaza content.
Teams are open to an unlimited number of skaters, but must be entered into registration before September 15. NO POACHING! — A skater must be registered on your team to be included, and no skater may appear in more than one team/submission. Teams may consist of a maximum of 2 credited filmers. Registration is $35 per team and must be done before Sept. 15 at Menu Skateshop or online at OLIOFESTIVAL.com. To keep you fueled, all registered wristband-holding teams will enjoy complimentary food and beverages provided by Chronic Tacos Cantina and Happy Water. Individuals wishing to participate, but don’t have a team, can show up on the day of the event and for $10, we’ll try to put you on a team!
Even if you just come down to watch, energy levels are going to be spiking as friends and foes push each other to new heights. With so much product and cash to give away, not to mention bragging rights, this is one contest you don’t wanna miss!
FACEBOOK EVENT HERE
premiering online and at Chronic Tacos Cantina, Sunday, September 23rd