Inaugural 48-Hour Film Challenge Screens Vancouver-inspired Shorts by Amateur Filmmakers

Budding filmmakers, here’s your chance to shine: Marriott’s Convention and Resort Network will host its inaugural 48-Hour Film Challenge in Vancouver next month – and three local filmmaking teams will have the opportunity to compete.

Inspired by the Marriott Autograph Collection brand’s support of independent filmmaking, the 48-Hour Film Challenge invites five-person film crews interested in channeling their inner Marlon Brando to submit a video application using this link. The four teams selected will arrive empty-handed at The DOUGLAS on March 15. Teams will be asked to arrive empty-handed and will be tasked with manipulating a small budget to rent film gear, actors, and edit equipment to complete their films – and then the games begin. Teams will be assigned one designated area of the DOUGLAS in which to film their movie and, within 48 hours, the entire production must be complete, edited and ready for judging.

On March 17, the winning team will be announced at a public awards ceremony at The DOUGLAS, which will also feature screenings of all the submitted movies. The winners will receive production gear – including camera, lens and tripod, audio recording package and lighting kit – as well as distribution of their short film on the DOUGLAS’s independent film channel and Marriott’s Convention and Resort Network Show page.

Participating teams will also be featured in a reality film airing on Marriott’s Convention and Resort Network Show, which will offer a behind-the-scenes look at each team’s journey. The documentary will also share how the DOUGLAS’s inspiring spaces can be transformed into creative event venues.

The DOUGLAS is part of downtown’s Parq Vancouver resort, situated close to BC Place Stadium. Visitors to the city will find an outdoors-inspired oasis inside The DOUGLAS, and equally luxurious accommodations at the resort’s second hotel, the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver. Parq Vancouver amenities include a luxurious spa, eight restaurants and lounges, a tranquil 30,000-foot park on the sixth floor, downtown Vancouver’s only casino and more.

To learn more about the 48-Hour Film Challenge, click here. That’s a wrap!

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