Sign up today to compete for the most epic film festival in southern Colorado, The 72-hour Kickass Film Fest! This festival is a truly immersive experience for all filmmakers fresh or seasoned! You can compete as a soloist or an unlimited number of teammates. We will set up multiple opportunities for you to network with Directors, Actors, Cinematographers, Editors, musicians, and so many more collaborators in film.

The competition is a timed festival meaning you will have exactly 72 hours to write, film, and edit your film. On the starting day, we will randomly select a genre for your film, and we will also assign you a line of dialogue that must be in your script, as well as a character and an object. This festival is sure to get your creative juices flowing!

Once you have submitted your film it will be scored by a panel of judges from the film and entertainment industry to be nominated for 14 Awards including Best Director, Cinematographer, Actor, Actress, Screenplay, Ensemble, Editing, Use of Character, Use of Prop, Use of Line, Best Makeup, Best Score, Best Short Film. And have the chance at various cash prizes and beautifully crafted awards.

We will Premier the nominated films in a state-of-the-art theatre amongst 350+ peers and spectators with a red carpet experience pre-party, show musical performance, and award ceremony! This night will make you feel like the true Hollywood star you are!

Early Registration $50 - Ends November 1, 2023

Regular Registration $75 - Ends January 1, 2024

Late Registration $100 - Ends February 26, 2024

Registration Closes - February 26, 2024

Meet and Greet - February 3, 2024 (Networking Kickoff Event)

Film Premier/Award Ceremony April 6, 2024

Best Short Film - Kick Ass Award
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Editor
Best Score
Best Makeup / SFX
Best Use of Prop
Best Use of Character
Best Use of Line
Best Screenplay
Audience Choice Award (voted for at the award ceremony)

The film must be created during the official 72 hours. Running time will be between 5min to 7min (including credits). On the day of the event, you will receive a Character, Line of dialogue, prop, and Genre your film must include. Every team has different Genres selected at random. You will receive all required paperwork the day of and must be turned in along with your film. All submitted films must be the sole work of the entrant. Please view the submission rules for more information. Good luck!