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Sidewalk Scramble

Scramble is Sidewalk’s timed filmmaking competition. Fueled by caffeine and competition, teams are challenged to create a short film — from concept to completion – typically within a 48-hour time frame – and based on themes and inspiration items provided by the creative folks at Sidewalk.

Participants range from amateurs to professionals, so the results are inspiring and spectacular!

Questions about Scramble can be directed to Noah.

Announcing our 2017 Scramble!

Kickoff: Friday, February 17th 6:00 – 8:00 PM at The Abbey

Film Drop Off: Sunday, February 19th 6:00 – 7:00 PM at The Abbey

Premiere Screening: Thursday, March 2nd 7:00 – 9:00 PM Location TBA

Peanut butter and jelly. Movies and popcorn. Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Combinations just make life better.

Get ready for a special combo edition Sidewalk Scramble, February 17th-19th! Teams will be given not just one but two genres to create their short film masterpiece. Additionally, your film must run no longer than 5 minutes and contain a prop and line of dialogue assigned at the kickoff event. Filmmakers at all levels of experience are invited to compete for over $3,000 in cash and prizes! Plus, every completed film will be shown on the big screen at the premiere event on March 2nd.

Click here for official rules.

Best Film Jury Prize:

$1,000 cash
Automatic acceptance into the 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival (providing filmmaking team with 4 Festival VIP Passes, valued at $1,000)

Best Film Audience Choice Prize:

$500 cash
Automatic acceptance into the 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival (providing filmmaking team with 4 Festival VIP Passes, valued at $1,000)

Registration fees
Early Bird Registration – $40 ends 2/3
Regular Registration – $50 2/3-2/10
Late Registration – $60 2/11-2/17

Spring 2016 Sidewalk Date Night Scramble Winners

Congratulations to the following films!

Jury Award: Ignacio & Rosita by Over Fork Over Films
Audience Award: Pining: A Romantic Comedy by Normal Jacket

Best Cinematography: 306 by Palace Prune
Best Writing: Love: A Parable of Modern Anxiety by Burned Toast