You have found the 2nd Unit page. This is where you should come to get info on Carson City based filmmaking competitions. We say Carson City based because the screenings are in Carson City, Nevada. However, you can live anywhere in the world and participate. The competitions are digital delivery; meaning we send your prompts, forms and such via email to you and you send your completed film, utilizing the prompts, and the required forms to us via We Transfer.

We JUST completed Love Notes, our romance theme competition and our next will be the Western theme called Yee Haw. Yee Haw will be a two week film build as our filmmakers have been enjoying a longer period to make the films. The dates are a bit in the air at the moment, but as soon as confirmed we will get the info here. So bookmark this page!

Changes this year:

New list of judges skilled in their field will be judging all competitions. Judges notes are shared in an email to the film team the day after the screening.

2 weeks to make your film instead of one.

Physical distancing at screenings until Covid waves goodbye.

Prizes! All award winners get a printed, color framed award, but Overall Best Film and Audience Choice get even more. That will be the prize we choose for each competition. But as an example, this years Overall Best Film received a years subscription to MasterClass.com, an online learning center with esteemed actors, directors, composers teaching the courses.

Sign up your team here, Students are FREE, C5 Members are FREE, Non members are $20.

Look here for rules soon. Forms will be emailed to teams. They are talent releases, location and sound releases.

Screenings are generally in the Performance Hall at the BAC but due to social distancing and Covid fricken 19 a maximum of 50 attendees, unless things change.

Carson Creepy Short Horror Film Competition-begins Sept 22, 2021 and you have 2 weeks to create your film.

The 2nd Unit is also developing programs to take their expertise to young, aspiring film-makers in an effort to inspire them and assist in their technical growth as well as guiding them toward creating works that display their own message and creativity.



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