About the idea and our cosmic challenge
ODISEJA72 is a one-of-a-kind short film challenge in Lithuania, where participating teams have 72 hours to make a short film. The winners will be awarded with prizes encouraging the creation of future audiovisual projects. There are no limitations as to who can participate in the challenge, so all the film, video, animation and audiovisual arts enthusiasts or young professionals are very welcome to participate no matter their age, education or residency.
About the tasks of the mission
Before embarking on this creative odyssey, every participating team will get different randomly selected tasks on which their films will be based. The assignments will provide 4 main elements which will have to be used in the films: a genre, a character, a phrase and a prop. The creators will have to use all these elements in their short films. For example: genre – a detective story, character – Tom, prop – a fork, phrase – “It wasn’t my job!”. One of the criteria to determine the winner of ODISEJA72 challenge is an accurate and original implementation of the task in the final short film.
About the mentors and the special prize
Every team participating in the challenge will have a unique opportunity to get advice from our team of mentors consisting of Lithuanian and British professionals. The mentors will advise and help to solve problems from script writing, creative problem solving, producing, directing, filming and editing perspectives. The mentoring session will take place in the morning of the second day of the challenge at the Museum of Energy and Technology.
During the ODISEJA72 challenge, one of the teams will have an exclusive opportunity to film their short film with a professional film camera absolutely for free! All the teams will have the opportunity to present their finished scripts to the representatives of the PRORENT team, who will choose the winner. The team with the best script will film their short film with a Sony PMW-F55 Cinealta camera, provided by PRORENT, which captures images in 4k resolution and 240 fps. A professional camera assistant will be on hand to help with it, so that the participants can focus on the filming itself.