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*Schedule is subject to change


50 Hour Film Challenge

           Fredonia Film Festival



May 14th
                             6:00-7:00 PM                              50 W. Main St, Fredonia NY


Check in for the 50 Hour Challenge, and get ready to enter the gauntlet. Need to register your team? You can do that here!

7:00 - 7:30pm

Film Information

Elements that must be included in your film will be given out, along with any other last minute announcements.


Filming begins!

Your team now has 50 hours to create your film. Remember the rules, you can find them here if you need a refresher.





May 16th
10:oo pm

Film Deadline

You and your team have done it! Films submitted by the deadline will move on to be screened during the festival.

10:30 - 2:00am

Team Mixer

Take the night to relax and celebrate your accomplishments! 




                               May 26th                                                Fredonia Technology Incubator                   214 central ave dunkirk ny 14084

11:00 - 12:00 pm 

 Franco Sama

Production Development & Financing: Hear about the steps to bring your project to life and share it with the world.


12:30 - 1:30 pm

Sarah Schwab

Page to Screen: Writing Your Film: You've got an idea for a film, but now you've got to write you scrip. Get advice from someone who's "been there, done that."  


2:00 - 3:00 Pm

Bobby Gott

How I Made a Feature for Under $500: Making a film doesn't have to break the bank! 


3:30 - 4:30 PM

Amber Reinhart

Teaching the Next Generation About Filmmaking: Every aspiring filmmaker needs someone to look up to and guide them, and a great teacher can make all the difference!


7:00 - 9:00 pm

50 Hour Film Screenings

Come watch all the films created during the 50 Hour Film Challenge! Vote for your favorite and see which film wins "audience favorite" at the final awards Ceremony. Need a screening ticket? Get One here.