SHOOTOUT! is a quick-draw filmmaking challenge testing your filmmaking marksmanship by giving you the chance to make an AMAZING short film in 48 hours. 

5 filmmaking teams will be chosen to create a film in two-days based on pre-submitted scripts.

Starting Saturday morning, each team has until Sunday evening to shoot and post their film with a screening and celebration to be held that Sunday night. The films will be judged by a panel of industry veterans with the winning film receiving $5,000 in cash, goods and services toward their next short film!

Canon C300‘s cameras with lenses, along with a small lighting/sound package and stock footage (if necessary) will be provided to the selected filmmakers by Canon, Shutterstock, Samy’s, Rode, G-Technology, Filmmakers Alliance and other partners. A pool of acting talent will also be made available by Deborah Lemen Acting Studio. All else will be the responsibility of the filmmakers. 

SHOOTOUT! is scheduled for the weekend of January 14-15.


(your application submission will be accepted with the understanding that you have read and agreed to the SHOOTOUT Rules and Regulations)


Friday, December 30th: Deadline for applications.

Friday, January 6th: Final selections are announced for the 5 filmmaking teams.

Friday, January 13th: Filmmaking teams gather to pick up equipment and resolve any outstanding filmmaking challenges.

Saturday, January 14th: Production begins.

Sunday, January 15th: Delivery, Screening and Celebration. Filmmakers must bring their finished films to the Canon Hollywood Professional Technology & Support Center by 7pm Sunday. At 8 p.m. all of the films are screened with dinner and beverages provided.

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(Application fee required. All applicants receive membership in Filmmakers Alliance, a 30-day trial of Adobe Creative Cloud and an invitation to the final screening/celebration)



Regular Fee: $35

Includes 1 year FA Membership

and 30-day Trial of Adobe Creative Cloud.

FA Member Fee: $20

Includes 30-day Trial of Adobe Creative Cloud.