Inspired by LA’s 168 Hour Film Project, Student Association organized its first ever 168 Film Contest Feb. 19 through Feb. 24. Students had exactly 168 hours, or one week, to write, shoot, compose music, produce and edit a film.
Fourteen teams entered the film contest, but only four finalists were chosen to be shown at the red carpet premiere. The red carpet premiere featured live music, free SA sunglasses, popcorn and a photo booth. Students sat on blankets on the lawn between Claudius and EMR dormitories and watched all four of the finalists’ films.
Other rules for the competition required a set of black sunglasses to appear in the film, a character named Chuck or Chelsea Phillips as an inventor, the line “I wish I would have known that yesterday” and the theme was vision.
Out of the four finalists, only one was chosen as the champion: “Only a Reminder," directed and produced by Collin Mastbrook.