MOBILE BAY FILM SCRAMBLE 23 SCREENING: FEBRUARY 1 2019 11pm at Crescent Theater Mobile Alabama
Your paid registration guarantees you:
Two (2) free tickets to screening if you submit an entry.
One (1) free ticket to screening if you do not submit an entry.
Instruction: Your entry must contain three of the following:
- A RED CRAYON or SOMETHING CLEARLY WRITTEN OR DRAWN IN RED CRAYON (or both)
- SOMEONE SHAVING OR BEING SHAVED
- SOMEONE MUST REFER TO “before the accident”
- ENTRY BEGINS OR ENDS ON A CLOSEUP OF A LIT CANDLE
- AT LEAST 3 BUBBLE GUM BUBBLES
- THE SPACE BETWEEN TWO HOUSES USED AS A SETTING
- “THE HAND SLAP GAME”
- SOMEONE HIDES BEHIND A DOOR
Duration: Each individual entry has a maximum duration of 5 min. Minimum entry length is 120 seconds. Additional 15 seconds allowed for credits (if necessary only)
Entries Due: By 11:59 PM Sunday January 27 You have ~16 days.
Submission: Your film must be submitted via google drive link, wetransfer.com, or similar, with a link to download your submission. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line MBFS SUBMISSION
Screening: Friday February 1 11:00 PM @ Crescent Theater
Titles & Credits End credits should be no longer than 15 seconds. No post-credits sequences. The end credits must include: Made for Mobile Bay Film Scramble 23 filmscramble.com
Required Media Formats Quicktime (MOV) or MP4 file formats preferred. If your film does not conform to the format requirements or cannot be viewed on our equipment for whatever reason, it may not screen and thus be disqualified.
Notes All creativity must take place between now and Sunday Feb 1. Make sound levels relatively even throughout your film. If your film has uneven sound or sound that peaks, it may be modified to protect the playback equipment. All films received by the deadline will be screened, assuming they meet the eligibility requirements outlined herein.
No Pre-Screening Distribution The Entrant should not distribute their entry/video in any way prior to it receiving its official Mobile Bay Film Scramble premiere screening. The Entrant is encouraged to make a trailer of their film and distribute that instead. This trailer should be no longer than 60 seconds. Please share all trailers to MBFS Facebook page in advance of screening.
MOBILE BAY FILM SCRAMBLE 23 SIGNUP : JANUARY 11 2019 7pm at Satori Coffee Mobile Alabama RSVP + MORE INFO HERE WATCH THE SEPTEMBER 2018 ENTRIES:
MURDER HATES COMPANY
BALLAD OF ROBERT AND JAMES
6 SHOTS OF RANDY
THE PHONE AND THE BOOK
CALL ME BACK
THE NAUTILUS ENGINE
GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE
THE WINNING ENTRY:
FILM SCRAMBLE FAQ
WHAT IS A FILM SCRAMBLE?
DIY FILMMAKING! A make-your-own-short-film challenge where participants receive guidelines that are specific to each challenge, and a short time period to complete and submit a short film. The guidelines may be technical, thematic and/or based on a required prop, character name or dialogue. The films are usually 5-10 minutes in duration, but the duration and further details of each scramble are TBA at each kickoff/signup event. The resulting entries for each Film Scramble are screened as a late night short film festival at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL. Mobile Bay Film Scramble began in 2011 and has offered 2-4 film challenges a year ever since.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN FILM SCRAMBLES?
The challenges are created to be enjoyed by everyone from first-time hobbyists to established filmmakers. All are welcome. Most challenges are open to all ages and interested participants from anywhere in the world or beyond.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE?
If you attend the signup event, it costs $10 to enter. If you are using the absentee/digital signup option, it costs $20 to enter. This fee buys you two tickets to the screening if you submit an entry on time. If you fail to submit an entry on time or do not submit one at all, it buys you one ticket to the screening.
WHEN IS THE NEXT SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE?
Mobile Bay Film Scrambles are held 2-4 times a year. See the top of this page or check this link to see if the next upcoming challenge has been announced.
DO I HAVE TO BE PRESENT AT THE SIGNUP EVENT TO PARTICIPATE?
You do not, but it costs less if you are! Digital/Absentee signup information is announced on signup event pages. Absentee/Digital entrants will be emailed the specific challenge details at the end of the signup event.
WHEN IS THE NEXT SCREENING?
The resulting entries for each Film Scramble are screened as a late night short film festival at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL. See the top of this page or check this link to see if the next upcoming screening has been announced.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND A FILM SCRAMBLE SCREENING AS AN AUDIENCE MEMBER?
Tickets to Mobile Bay Film Scramble Short Film Fest screenings are currently $10 a piece and are available at the box office on the day and night of the screening.
WHERE CAN I SEE PREVIOUS FILM SCRAMBLE ENTRIES?
Scroll around on this page for embedded video, or just google or search Youtube for “Mobile Bay Film Scramble”.
IS MOBILE BAY FILM SCRAMBLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
WHERE DID THE IDEA OF THIS COME FROM?
Who knows? I participated in some 48-hour film scrambles and wanted to create an option that isn’t quite as fast (usually,) for the sake of both the participants’ sanity and the quality of the entries.
WHO ORGANIZES THESE THINGS?
Trey Lane and Will Fawcett
I HAVE A GREAT IDEA FOR A FILM SCRAMBLE THEME. HOW DO I SHARE IT?
Always open to suggestions! Use the contact form on this website.
I HAVE A QUESTION THAT ISN’T ANSWERED HERE. HOW DO I GET AN ANSWER?
Use the contact form on this website and I will do my best to respond ASAP.
Watch the May 2018 challenge entries:
Here's the winner of Mobile Bay Film Scramble 21:
Watch the previous film scramble screening: