Bristol Film Office, Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival and M Shed present the 0117 Hour Digital Short Challenge, inviting filmmakers, animators, visual and sound artists to make digital shorts focused on the theme of ‘Journeys’ and exploring Bristol Temple Quarter in just 117 hours. This high-energy event is part of a series of Bristol Temple Quarter commissions coordinated by Watershed, Knowle West Media Centre and MAYK, with support from Bristol City Council and Arts Council England.

The 0117 Hour Challenge has been held successfully for the last two years as a short film contest and gained interest as an example of the current Bristol filmmaking scene. For 2013 the brief has been expanded to include visual and sound artists, celebrating the diversity of the city’s creative talents. Between 13-19 April 2013, teams will be challenged to make a short digital piece of up to 3 minutes in length(drama, documentary, experimental, live action, animation or soundscape) in 117 hours.


Take a look at what the organizers have to say about the contest:

Watershed Managing Director, Dick Penny said: “The area now designated as the Enterprise Zone has always been an
enterprise area based on the transport links of water and rail. Industrial brands of old such as Puritan Soap and Redcliffe Crown
Galvanised Iron have been replaced by creative digital brands like E3 Media and IBM. The 0117 Challenge is a great
opportunity to showcase creative talent and to engage more people in the BTQ project.”
Encounters Managing Director, Liz Harkman said: “We’re excited to launch the third edition of the 0117 Hour Challenge,
following the event’s success in previous years. Opening up the competition to visual and sound artists will no doubt bring new
creative perspectives”.


For more information and guidelines, visit the challenge’s website: