President of the Barbados Film and Video Association, Damien Pinder (far left) presents the certificate to the winning team "B
If you have a dream you can achieve. That must be the mantra for Team B&D, led by Stockton Miller, who emerged victorious with their film entitled In Dreams at the recently concluded annual 48-hour film challenge project.
With seven teams vying for the winner takes all $4 800 cash prize, they finally bagged the big one.
The 48-hour challenge was first done in 2013 and since then has formed an integral part of the annual Barbados Visual Media Festival. As the name suggests, the challenge takes place over 48 hours. Teams signed up the week prior to the challenge and then met at 6 p.m. on October 6 for a one-hour briefing where they are given rules to govern the challenge, including items that must be included in the film to ensure that it is shot within the stipulated 48 hour period.
The theme for this year’s challenge was Picking Up The Pieces, and the required elements included filming at a statue or bust of one of Barbados’ national heroes, using a blue pen and ensuring that a character said the words: “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
The films were scripted, shot, edited and handed in by 7 p.m. on Sunday October 8.
Eight teams submitted films: B, Project D, IV Films, Nomadic Visuals, Diamondback, Bokeh, Mother M and The Creative Collective, however, two of them missed the 7 p.m. deadline and were therefore not eligible for the prize. Their films were still screened to showcase the hard work they had done and all of the films were well received by the audience who were impressed by the level of work done in such a short space of time.
Also screened with the 48 hour films was the NIFCA Gold Award winning Wildflower, a beautifully shot, moving and deeply emotional journey to acceptance of an absentee father, directed by and starring newly minted EBCCI graduate, Kerry-Lyn Coppin. (PR)