50 Hour Film Challenge!



“when all you need is an extra couple of hours”

Friday August 16th 6:00pm - Sunday August 18th 8:00pm

Film Showing & Gala:  August 23rd - 7:00pm

To register: email info [at] surreylittletheatre [dot] com

Entry cost: $100/team

Surrey Little Theatre is delighted to announce that Hannah Lohnes and her team of technicians are overseeing the revival of the 50 Hour Film Challenge. Lohnes was first introduced to Surrey Little Theatre in 2013 when she competed in the event as teen. In 2014 her group won Best Film. Pulled in by her love of technology and art, Hannah has continued to volunteer at SLT in various capacities. She has now been the Technical Director of the building for 6 years.  

Lohnes says "The 50 Hour Film Challenge began as a new initiative during Surrey Little Theatre’s 50th Season of Live Theatre– From Onstage to Onscreen.  As we now approach our 60th anniversary, and after a few years break, the challenge is coming back stronger than ever!"

 All members of the community are welcome to enter. Teams must have 5 or more members, camera equipment (or a phone!), and editing software.

The challenge weekend starts on Friday August 16th at 6pm when the team representatives meet at the Theatre to receive a randomly selected “inspiration package”.  There is a common theme for all teams with each package having a different location, prop, phrase, and a character. 

Over the course of the following 50 hours, the teams disburse to their “headquarters” to write, shoot, and edit a 5 minute film that will include all the requirements.

The finished product is brought to the theatre by for a chance at prizes including a Best Film Top Prize of $500.00.  Prizes will be awarded August 23rd at the Gala Filmmakers Reception with screenings of all the films. This event is open to the general public.