2017
Odisėja72

72 hours film challenge
2018 may 11-14

ABOUT THE EVENT

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.

Rules
F.A.Q.
Contacts

MAY 10, at 16:00 pm

Energy and Technology museum, Vilnius

SCRIPTWRITING WORKSHOP

MAY 11, at 9:00 am

Energy and Technology museum, Vilnius

Opening Ceremony

MAY 12, at 9:00 am

Energy and Technology museum, Vilnius

Meeting sessions with mentors

MAY 18, at 19:00 pm

Forum Cinemas VINGIS, S03, Vilnius

Film screening and award ceremony

Full program

PRIZES FOR THE 2018 CHALLENGE

After the challenge, during a public screening of the finished films, a committee will choose the winners of the ODISEJA72 challenge and present them with valuable prizes. The winners will have an opportunity to use those prizes for their future audio-visual projects.

Best film – 5000 EUR prize

 A full package of camera, lenses and all the needed accessories together with the lights and professional staff members for one full filming shift. Total value of the prize 5000 EUR*. This prize is established by PRORENT, a rental company for cinema equipment, film cameras, lights, and grip technology.

*The prize cannot be used for filming a commercial advertisement.

Best cinematography – 1419 EUR prize

A 1000-euro cheque to assemble an insane SHAPE camera rig.  Orcabags OR-21 backpack with external pockets. A special Bright Tangerine measuring tape for filmmaking that allows to always determine the focus distance with the highest precision. Prizes are provided for the challenge by “Hannu Pro”, a company providing video and audio equipment for television and film studios in all of the Baltics.

The most original implementation of the task — 1766 EUR prize

Sachtler Flowtech 75 tripod (S2051-0001) plus a carry case, which is provided for the challenge by “Hannu Pro”, a company providing video and audio equipment for television and film studios in all of the Baltics.

Best editing – 555 EUR prize

Professional editing software EDIUS 9 (produced by Grass Valley), which is provided for the challenge by “Hannu Pro”, a company providing video and audio equipment for television and film studios in all of the Baltics.

The most promising team

Our partner, Jinzhen Short Film festival (China) will choose the most promising team and give them a trip to China on October 1-8th. The festival will cover travel and accommodation expenses for 3 members, who will be participating in Jinzhen festivals’ 72-hour challenge and compete with teams from all over the world for monetary prizes.

MENTORS

Director and Scripwriter
Eglė Vertelytė

In 2012 Egle completed an MA in Screenwriting at the National Film and Television school in UK. Egle works as a writer for several TV shows, collaborates with other directors, and teaches art of screenwriting in Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.  Egle’s documentary film "UB lama" and drama "Miracle" were shown in more than 40 film festivals world-wide.

Cinematographer// PRORENT
Mantas Šatkus

Graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. An active member of the Lithuanian association of cinematographers. Mantas has given many seminars related to cinematography, cinema lightning, steady cam filming techniques. In 2016, the project he filmed – “Release the Hounds” was awarded by the Royal television society and won the prize for “Best entertainment programme”

Editor // Video Agency TURBO
Evaldas Arlauskas

As a film and vide editor he is working more than 8 years. He is filming and editing commercials, social video and short films. Evaldas was working with various brands including TED, DANSKE bank, West Express, PWC, ATEA and gained attention from viewers and press.

Scriptwriter and tutor
Gabriella Apicella

A freelance writer and tutor whose films have screened at internationally renowned festivals. She teaches screenwriting at Kingston University, Met Film School, Birkbeck College, and Central Film School, and is a regular contributor to filmmaking and screenwriting events at the BFI. She is also the Co-founder of the Underwire Festival, which champions women filmmakers across technical crafts.

Film and music video director
Saulius Baradinskas

Director of "Restore the Independence" and "Golden minutes", Saulius also was the co-creator of an online music project "Vilnius Temperature" and has directed over ten music videos. In 2018 he was awarded 'Best music video of the year' in "KlipVid" and "MAMA" awards and named the “Best director of music videos”.

Scriptwriter and tutor
Gailė Garnelytė

Gailė has written screenplays for different short and documentary films. She was also a script supervisor for a feature documentary film “Final Destination” (dir. R. Marcinkus). The film was selected for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, IDFA where it won The Best Student Film Award. She is also creating independent TV projects and writing plays for theatre and radio. In 2017 she founded the creativity centre “Kurk” where she is teaching screenwriting and creative writing.

Director and Scripwriter
Eglė Vertelytė

In 2012 Egle completed an MA in Screenwriting at the National Film and Television school in UK. Egle works as a writer for several TV shows, collaborates with other directors, and teaches art of screenwriting in Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.  Egle’s documentary film "UB lama" and drama "Miracle" were shown in more than 40 film festivals world-wide.

Cinematographer// PRORENT
Mantas Šatkus

Graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. An active member of the Lithuanian association of cinematographers. Mantas has given many seminars related to cinematography, cinema lightning, steady cam filming techniques. In 2016, the project he filmed – “Release the Hounds” was awarded by the Royal television society and won the prize for “Best entertainment programme”

Editor // Video Agency TURBO
Evaldas Arlauskas

As a film and vide editor he is working more than 8 years. He is filming and editing commercials, social video and short films. Evaldas was working with various brands including TED, DANSKE bank, West Express, PWC, ATEA and gained attention from viewers and press.

Scriptwriter and tutor
Gabriella Apicella

A freelance writer and tutor whose films have screened at internationally renowned festivals. She teaches screenwriting at Kingston University, Met Film School, Birkbeck College, and Central Film School, and is a regular contributor to filmmaking and screenwriting events at the BFI. She is also the Co-founder of the Underwire Festival, which champions women filmmakers across technical crafts.

Film and music video director
Saulius Baradinskas

Director of "Restore the Independence" and "Golden minutes", Saulius also was the co-creator of an online music project "Vilnius Temperature" and has directed over ten music videos. In 2018 he was awarded 'Best music video of the year' in "KlipVid" and "MAMA" awards and named the “Best director of music videos”.

Scriptwriter and tutor
Gailė Garnelytė

Gailė has written screenplays for different short and documentary films. She was also a script supervisor for a feature documentary film “Final Destination” (dir. R. Marcinkus). The film was selected for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, IDFA where it won The Best Student Film Award. She is also creating independent TV projects and writing plays for theatre and radio. In 2017 she founded the creativity centre “Kurk” where she is teaching screenwriting and creative writing.

Jury

Director and Scripwriter
Eglė Vertelytė

In 2012 Egle completed an MA in Screenwriting at the National Film and Television school in UK. Egle works as a writer for several TV shows, collaborates with other directors, and teaches art of screenwriting in Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.  Egle’s documentary film "UB lama" and drama "Miracle" were shown in more than 40 film festivals world-wide.

Cinematographer// PRORENT
Mantas Šatkus

Graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. An active member of the Lithuanian association of cinematographers. Mantas has given many seminars related to cinematography, cinema lightning, steady cam filming techniques. In 2016, the project he filmed – “Release the Hounds” was awarded by the Royal television society and won the prize for “Best entertainment programme”

Film critic, theoretician, producer
Bruno Ascuks (LV)

He started as a cinema projectionist, then worked with cinema amateurs. He has always been interested in the history and theory of film as a researcher of the Latvian Academy’s of Science, Institute of Literature and Art. Later, he was a head of the Film and Drama faculty in the Latvian Academy of Culture. After that, he became a managing director of the National Film Centre of Latvia.

Filmmaker, short film distributor and programmer
Peter Murdmaa (EE)

He is the program director for the GoDebut European Film Festival in Klaipeda. Also, Peter has founded ShortEst, an Estonian Short Film Center that has a goal to introduce audio-visual short forms to Estonia and Estonian shorts to the rest of the world. He is also tied to Lithuania with his activities by being one of the co-organizers of the Baltic Pitching Forum in Vilnius.

Scripwriting workshop

About the workshop

This year, the ODISEJA72 challenge is organizing a script writing workshop a day before the event to help the participants prepare as best as they can for the competition. Our goal is to provide the opportunity to learn how to quickly write an appealing short story in preparation for the 72-hour challenge. Our guest lecturer from Great Britain, Gabriella Apicella will provide some tricks for writing a good short script, by teaching what makes an interesting storyline, appealing characters, story pacing, etc. During the workshop, both theoretical and practical parts will be covered.

The Script writing workshop will be held on the 10th of May (Thursday), from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. One member of the participating teams from the ODISEJA72 challenge will have a reserved seat at the workshop, half of the other seats will be open to the public. Registration will be needed.

About the lecturer

Gabriella Apicella (Great Britain) is a passionate film lover focused on script writing, who has worked as a lecturer in a bunch of different institutions. Gabriella believes in engaging, interesting, and thoughtful storytelling and has experience in different genres from social realism to sci-fi. During her career Gabriella have written 9 scripts, all of them have been made into short films. From 2008 to 2017 she has been the director of Euroscript company – their purpose is to provide lectures, workshops, and consultations on script writing.

Gabriella will develop a practical task designed special for a ODISĖJA72 challenge and share her knowledge of the theory. More about lecturer you can find HERE.

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FILMS OF ODISEJA72 2018.

„DŽIAUGSMAS“
URSA IR KAVA [GERIAUSIAS FILMAS]
„ESAMASIS LAIKAS“
NU IR KĄ [ORIGINALIAUSIAS UŽDUOTIES ĮGYVENDINIMAS IR ŽIŪROVŲ SIMPATIJŲ PRIZAS]
„SALDUS TROŠKIMAS“
FOCUS PULLERS [PERSPEKTYVIAUSIA KOMANDA]
„MONSTRAS“
KOMANDA BE PAVADINIMO [GERIAUSIA KINEMATOGRAFIJA]
„DRIFT“
HOUSE OF PUGLU [GERIAUSIAS MONTAŽAS]
„PLUTO JŪROS NEPASIEKS“
ZELIM EIGHT
„MĖNESIO DARBUOTOJAS“
TECH PERSONALAS
„MORBID LAUNCH“
THE INTERNATIONALS
BANKJOBAS
ELEPHANT DREAMS
„PALEIDŽIANT JĄ“
KINO CECHAS
„AVINAS“
DANGER RANGER
„IŠPAŽINTYS“
BnK
„PASKUTINIS GIFAS, KURĮ MAČIAU“
KUKULIAI KOSMOSE
„30 SEKUNDŽIŲ LAIMĖS“
BIRZGALS
„RAKTAS“
DVIKAMPIS
„EINAM SLĖPYNIŲ“
SAMANŲ VAIKAI
„DRĄSUOLIS“
OPEN HEADS

Rules

Registration and selection of participants

  • Only teams can sign up for the 2018 challenge. Participants without a team can look for one on the ODISĖJA72 social networks.
  • Team registration is announced on the www.odiseja72.lt website. Teams can only register using the form on the website.
  • The teams to take part in the challenge will be selected by May 1st.
  • The teams will be selected based on the following criteria:
    • Previous experience with film or video creation;
    • The team’s motivation to participate in the challenge;
    • The team’s lineup.

Participation

  • The maximum number of participants per team is unlimited. The minimum requirement is 2 people.
  • All the teams of the challenge must end up presenting movies they create.
  • Each team of the 2018 challenge will be charged a €50 participation fee.
    • The participation fee is paid only after team selection.
    • The selected teams must pay the fee within a week after the selection results are announced.
  • The authors of the films take on full responsibility for copyright or any other possible violations or infringements.
  • Participation in the challenge is not restricted by residence, age, or education.
  • All of the movie creation costs are covered by the creators themselves.
  • Any one movie created by one team is only eligible for one prize.
  • The representative of the Jinzhen Short Film Festival will select one team that shall win an invitation to the festival’s 72-hour challenge in China. This invitation can also be won by a team that will have already won another prize.
    • The Jinzhen Short Film Festival will take place on October 1st-8th 2018, in the city of Hancheng, China.
    • The organiser of the festival covers travel and living expenses for 3 people. Additional team members can attend the festival; however, their travel expenses will not be covered.
    • The invited team will take part in a short film challenge, during which they will have to create a movie in China. All the movies will compete for a monetary prize.
  • Personal data provided by the participants may be used for direct marketing purposes.
  • The participants will be photographed and filmed during the challenge, all the material captured will only be used for communication purposes of the ODISĖJA72 event.
  • Participants of the event must respect the location of the opening ceremony – THE ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM, and the location of the closing ceremony – THE FORUM CINEMAS VINGIS CINEMA. Participants themselves are liable for any damages.
  • Participants of the event can take part in the screenwriting workshop on 10th of May 2018, free of charge. One member per team will be reserved a place in the workshop, any other members willing to participate must register.

Films of the challenge

  • Films created by the participants must be original and based on screenplays written during the challenge.
  • The films must accomplish all the tasks provided to the participants during the challenge.
  • Only movies the creation of which starts on May 11th 2018 and ends on May 14th 2018 can participate in the challenge.
  • Before the challenge, the participants are allowed:
    • To look for actors to take parts in their movie.
    • To look for filming locations.
    • To reserve any equipment necessary for filming.
  • The opening ceremony of the challenge will take part on may 11th 2018 at 09:00 A.M. Representatives of each team are required to attend the ceremony.
  • Feature and animated films can be created during the challenge.
  • A film created by one team must last at least 4 and no more than 6 minutes in length (not counting the subtitles).
  • Subtitles cannot take more than 30 s.
  • The music in the movies must be used legally or created during the challenge.
  • Musical tracks from the UPRIGHT MUSIC database can be used for all the movies in the challenge.
    • All the teams selected to participate in the challenge will be granted free access to the UPRIGHT MUSIC record database.
    • All the soundtrack must be properly referenced in the subtitles: “Title of the piece”Composer, Upright Music | Catalogue
  • The filming must be conducted following all the relevant rules and having obtained permissions from the owners of the locations.
  • Movies created during the challenge can be parts of other events, movie festivals, and competitions in Lithuania and worldwide.
  • The created films cannot be posted to the Internet or otherwise made publicly accessible before 7 P.M. of May 18thAny movies made publicly available before this time will be disqualified and will not be showed at the ODISĖJA72 screening at FORUM CINEMAS VINGIS cinema.
  • All the movies created during the challenge will be publicly screened at the FORUM CINEMAS VINGIS cinema, posted on the www.odiseja72.lt website, and the legal movie viewing platform www.kinofondas.lt.
  • The organisers reserve the right to set up other public screenings of the created movies in Lithuanian and other cinemas around the world, as well as to invite the creators to take part in the screenings.

Delivery of completed movies

  • The films must be delivered in an .mp4 format, full HD resolution (1920×1080), using the H.264 codec. The file size cannot exceed 2 GB. Volume level peaks must not exceed -10 dB.
  • The start of the movie must include the vignette for the ODISĖJA72 challenge that must show the task for the movie, the name of the team and the movie title.
  • The end subtitles of the movie must indicate that it took part in and was created during the 72-hour filmmaking challenge ODISĖJA72.
  • All the movies of the challenge must include English subtitles in SRT format. (If the primary language of the movie is English, the subtitles must be Lithuanian).
  • The completed movies must be delivered via the wetransfer.com platform, at the email misija@odiseja72.lt by sending the download link no later than 11 a.m of May 14th 2018.
  • When delivering the movie, the email must include: the name of the team, the title of the movie, the movie’s duration, its task, and a short, 1-2 sentence description of the film in both Lithuanian and English.
  • The public screening of the movies and the award ceremony will take place May 18th 2018, 7 P.M. at the FORUM CINEMAS VINGIS cinema.

F.A.Q.

    1. Who can participate?

    Anyone who already has experience in creating audio-visual content. We invite any and all cinema and video enthusiasts, directors, cameramen, producers, lighting technicians, artists, costume designers, actors, sound editors, composers, editors, special effects creators, screenwriters

    1. Can I register without a team?

    This year registration is only allowed with a team. We are inviting to look for one on the ODISĖJA72 social networks.

    1. How big does the team have to be?

    Team size is not limited but making a film usually requires more than 2 hands. 🙂

    1. Will there be food provided for the participants?

    Yes. On the opening day (May 11th) every participant will receive a special lunch ration.

    1. What are the mentors for?

    The mentors will be there to evaluate the scripts prepared, provide tips for their improvement and give advice on how to execute the idea of the movie.

    1. Can I create a movie during the challenge based on the script that was written beforehand?

    No. All the movies that take part in challenge must be created during the time dedicated for the challenge – from screenplay to final editing.

     

    1. Will there be any charges for participating?

    Yes. A €50 participation fee will be charged, but only for the teams that will be selected for the challenge

    1. How long should be the movie I will be asked to create?

    The duration of the movie is 4-6 minutes, + subtitles, no longer than half a minute.

    1. Can I make an animated movie?

    Yes, but any and all illustrations used must be created during the challenge.

    1. Will the participants be provided with filmmaking equipment?

    The participants must have their own equipment.

Event program

We are working on full program 🚀