May 31 2019 11PM at Crescent Theater
- Draw one from the following 4 genres at random:
- Film Noir
- Dark Comedy
- Must include one of the following lines
- “I’ve got a really good feeling about ________”
- “Have you seen your insides lately?”
- Choose one of the following characters to include
- Mean woman
- Sad child
- Nervous man
- Character named Sonny or Sunny
- Choose one of the following settings to include
- Under the bed
- In or At the pool
- Behind the business
- Choose 2 of the following props to include:
- Potted plant
- Piece of pottery
- Half-eaten piece of fruit
- Brass or Woodwind instrument
- Entry title may only be either one word, or 6-12 words
- Minimum duration: 120 seconds.
- Maximum duration: 5 minutes 30 seconds
- End credits should be no longer than 15 seconds (included in total run time)
- No post-credits sequences.
- The end credits must include: Made for Mobile Bay Film Scramble 24 filmscramble.com
Entries will be screened Fri May 31 2019 11pm at Crescent Theater
Your registration fee pays for 2 tickets to screening if you submit an entry, 1 ticket to screening if you do not submit an entry.
Entries due Monday, May 20 at 2pm. Email to email@example.com via Google Drive, wetransfer, vimeo. Format should be MP4 or mov720p min.
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 ALL THE ENTRIES OF MOBILE BAY FILM SCRAMBLE 23:
THE WINNING ENTRY: SHNOOKUMS by Max Scovil
MOBILE BAY FILM SCRAMBLE 23 SIGNUP : JANUARY 11 2019 7pm at Satori Coffee Mobile Alabama 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:
Watch the May 2018 challenge entries:
Here's the winner of Mobile Bay Film Scramble 21:
Watch the previous film scramble screening: