WHAT IS FILM FORCE?
Film Force is a film collective based in NYC. Four times a year, we challenge a group of directors to interpret the same dialogue-only script into a short film, then show them back-to-back at a public screening.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
At the start of each Film Force season, participants will receive a Film Force screenplay. The screenplay is formatted like any traditional film script, with one major difference - it is comprised entirely of dialogue. Directors will be tasked with bringing this dialogue to life however they want. The only rule is that the lines cannot be altered.
Directors may execute their films with as big or small of a team as they see fit. As a growing film collective, Film Force can recommend names of NYC-based actors and crew and/or connect each director to creative individuals that might come onboard to collaborate on the short films.
Once scripts are sent out, directors will have two weeks to decide on a tentative logline/short description + title for their short film. Once they submit their short descriptions and film titles, the directors will then have 6-8 weeks to complete their films before the screening.
Every edition of Film Force culminates in a shorts screening. At the screening, we show each film back-to-back in its entirety. Screenings take place at theaters and spaces around New York. The screenings are open to the public, free, and first come first serve.
I'M STILL CONFUSED!
Watch this supercut from Film Force No. 3 to see how the script was interpreted:
DOES FILM FORCE COST ANYTHING?
Film Force is a nonprofit collective. All participating directors will contribute a $20.00 fee to secure their place in Film Force. This fee will be allocated towards the cost of the screening and it is
non--refundable. The fee aims to ensure that all directors are fully committed to making their short films when they sign up to participate in each edition.
IS FILM FORCE A CONTEST?
No. There are no judges, no voting, and no prizes.
DO I NEED TO HAVE FILMMAKING EXPERIENCE?
No. One of the reasons Film Force was created was to give first time filmmakers an entry point into the sometimes intimidating process of producing a short film. Each Film Force edition has a mix of seasoned directors, first timers, and everyone in between.
WHAT SHOULD I SHOOT ON?
Whatever you want, from iPhone to DSLR to RED. Film Force is about bringing your vision to life.