2014 Short Film Contest

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It’s time for the second season of 626 Night Market’s Annual Short Film Contest! We received amazing feedback from last year’s talent-packed short film contest, and now we’re back for another round. Aspiring filmmakers and storytellers, this is a great opportunity to show off your skills and creativity.  We’re looking for filmmakers to create short films at the upcoming night market events: OC Night Market, DTLA Night Market, and 626 Night Market!  The largest Asian night market in America, 626 Night Market is a pan-Asian food and entertainment event with over 200 food and merchandise vendors, live musical acts, artists, films, and games.  With so much going on, the opportunities to capture a good short story at the night market are endless.

Anything goes for the story and style—we want to see how creative you can get!  The best films will receive cash prizes as well as exposure on our website (Over 64,000 page views a week) and social media channels (30,000+ Facebook page likes).

Task: To create a short film (10 min or less) using the OC/DTLA/626 Night Market event as a backdrop.  Anything goes for the story—we want to see creative submissions!  (No profanity, please.  We are a family event.)

1st place – $500
2nd place – $300
3rd & 4th place – Honorary mentions.  We’ll feature your short film on our website and social media channels.

Deadline:  August 31, 2014 (extended)

Winners Announced: Sept 8, 2014

Event Info:
OC Night Market: May 9-11
DTLA Night Market: June 20 & 21
626 Night Market: July 18 & 19, August 15-17, Sept 12-14

How to Enter:
RSVP by emailing aileen@626nightmarket.com if you plan to accept the challenge and which event dates you plan to attend.  We’ll provide FREE ADMISSION to the filmmakers (max 5 free tickets per crew).

P.S. We’re also hosting a Screenwriting contest for all of you writers out there. Check it out if you’re interested!

Good luck!  Watch the 2013 Short Film Contest Winner “Frames” here:

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