Annnd Action!

Being a filmmaker in a 24 Hour Film Challenge is an excellent experience. You'll quickly learn about the 'high' of making something on a time constraint, working with good friends, and having a final product at the end of the day that you can look back on and say: "Yep! I made that!"

You don't have to be an expert filmmaker, part of the fun is learning as you go. 

 The Kickoff Event

On Friday May 11, 2018 - registered teams will gather at the Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch (55 York Blvd., 4th floor) to receive their random prop, location, and line of dialogue.  Teams will then have 24 hours to write, shoot, and edit a film that is five minutes or less.

Can't make it to the Kick off?  We've got you covered!

This year, we will be live streaming the kick off event, so if you can't make it to the event in person, make sure to tune in to the live stream to get all the important details including your prop, location, and line of dialogue. 


Media spaces to help with production

There are a few places you can go to access media software and computers-

On campus - Lyons New Media Centre (4th floor, Mills Library)

  • access to high end computers and Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • If you are a current McMaster student, staff or faculty member, you have access to the green screen room and video equipment.  Make sure to book the equipment ahead of time.

Hamilton area - Hamilton Public Library Makerspaces

  • many branches have a Makerspace (media studio) with green screen room and iMacs that can be booked.
  • staff on hand to assist wth questions

Access to over 3,500 self paced video tutorials led by recognized industry experts on a variety of different topics.  If you need help with video editing, software, etc., is a great resource.

McMaster affliates can access using their MAC ID - (sign in with organization portal)

Hamilton high school students can access using their library card -

other resources/online help

Check out our other resources (free lessons, workshops) on our webpage, under the Competition drop down menu