Become an Award-Winning Filmmaker in 24 Hours

OREM, Utah – The LDS Film Festival is launching its fourth annual 24-Hour Filmmaking Marathon on Friday, January 13.  If you have always wanted to be a famous filmmaker but don’t have the attention span for long projects, here is your chance!

Get together with a group of friends and be part of this exhilarating competition, or do it alone and keep the fame and fortune for yourself.

Last year’s winner of the 24-hour filmmaking marathon, Tolerance, by Mark  Hedengren, is an official selection for this year’s SLAMDANCE Film Festival. Mark won several awards with the film at festivals nationwide.

Tolerance was Mark’s first film! You can do it too!  Become an award-winning filmmaker in only 24 hours!

No pre-registration is necessary. Just sign-up at 10.00 a.m., on Friday, January 13, at the Scera Center for the Arts in Orem, Utah (745 South State Street). You will receive a theme for a short film that you have to finish within 24 hours.

Finished films must be submitted no later than Saturday, January 14th, at 10:30 a.m.  All films will be screened and judged at the fifth LDS Film Festival on Thursday, January 19, at 7.00 p.m.

Please go to: for rules, regulations and more details.

The festival schedule will be announced soon, but some of the highlights will include the following:

         24-Hour Filmmaking Marathon
         Film Premieres and Feature Films
         Opening Night and Closing Night Films
         Filmmakers’ Presentations
         Short Film Competition
         LDS Film Fair
         Special Screenings
         Filmmaking Workshops
         LDS Film Forum
         Panel Discussions
         Award Ceremony
         Screenplay Competition

See you all at the festival!