Deadline for 2nd Scanbitz Short Film Challenge

Clones Film Festival 2008 in association with Scanbitz have launched the second Scanbitz Short Film Challenge. The challenge invites experienced filmmakers, writer and crew to script, prep, scout locations, cast, rehearse, film, edit and present a finished short film in just three days. Last year’s competition resulted in five films which can be viewed at

The winner will receive the prestigious ‘Francie’ Trophy and a cash prize.

Each team will be given a budget of €500 to cover all expenses – petrol, phones, art dept, photo-copying, costumes, make-up, catering, etc. Accommodation is not provided, though festival organizers will provide assistance with accommodation seeking if necessary. Clones Film Festival will provide a production base, and a runner. The rest: location permissions, cast, props etc. must be organized by the participants. Clones Film Festival will provide a production assistant who will liase with the teams and act in an advisory capacity.

Interested production teams are invited to submit a short detailed proposal of the film they wish to make (max 200 words). Films can be any genre – drama, documentary, stop-motion animation, though it must be feasible to shoot in one day with a skeleton crew. Feasibility will be taken into account when proposals are judged.

Films can be any length, though they MUST be completed over the weekend (24– 26 October). Deadline for receipt of finished films is 2pm on Sunday 26th October. All filmmakers must be able to attend the ‘Francies’ award ceremony on the closing night of the festival on the Sunday 26th October.

Deadline for entries is 3rd October 2008 and entries and proposals must be submitted by email. Submissions will be acknowledged within 24 hours.
Send your proposal, team name and CV or credits of your proposed project’s director/producer, camera operator, editor and any other key crew to

For more information, please contact Harry Cleary at 047-52309 or 086-3542895