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 you prompts, forms and such via email and you send your completed film, utilizing the prompts, and the required forms to us via We Transfer.
Our next competition is a Western theme called Yee Haw. Yee Haw is a two week film build, as our filmmakers have been enjoying a longer period to make the films. Beginning day is July 7 and films are due on July 21, 2021.
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.
Prizes! All award winners get a color printed 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 and composers teaching the courses.
Sign up your team here, Students are FREE, C5 Members are FREE, Non members are $20.
Look here for rules. All of our competitions follow the same rules.
Screenings are generally in the Performance Hall at the BAC but this will be different for Yee Haw as it is part of the Western Film Festival. Watch this space for more news.
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.