Attention Filmmakers! Take the ActionFest "30 Seconds of Action Challenge"

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Attention Filmmakers! Take the ActionFest "30 Seconds of Action Challenge"
ActionFest is returning this April in Asheville, North Carolina to champion the best in action cinema, but while the festival is still a few days away from announcing some of this year's film slate as well as the 2011 recipient of the ActionFest lifetime achievement award, they've already fired the gun and announced a filmmaking contest that can win you a pair of VIP badges and over $600 worth of post-production software from SONY.

The rules are pretty simple: 

Write, direct and produce a thirty-second action movie! It can be about ninjas, pirates, soldiers, kick- boxers, robots, aliens, anything at all – it just has to be thirty seconds of jam-packed, kinetic and exciting action. Need some inspiration? Check out one of the first action films ever made:William Dickson’s Chinese Laundry, less then thirty seconds long, but pretty badass.

Three submissions will be selected to represent the festival as Official Bumpers, screening at ActionFest 2011 events and screenings and each finalist will receive two VIP badges for this year’s festival. During the fest, the ActionFest 2011 Jury will review the three finalists, and award one filmmaker a grand prize that includes over $600 worth of HD editing software courtesy of SONY.

The deadline is March 30th – check out complete contest details at the ActionFest Blog.

The first wave of film announcements are due to appear early next week, so get ready, because with TIFF Midnight Madness' Colin Geddes directing this year's iteration and ScreenAnarchy's very own Todd Brown consulting on the programming, an ass kicking lineup is guaranteed. Just look at that poster!

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