For Immediate Release:
May 29, 2014

Contact: John David Ware                                                                                         info@168project.com
FRIDAY MAY 30, 2014
Producers and Directors Assemble to Celebrate Their Success
Cast Features 5 Emmy Award Winners

On the Set in the Hollywood Hills - photo by Pete Brown

Red Carpet at the 168 Film Festival- photo by John Farrell

168 Film Festival: September 12-13, 2014
Aratani Theater at the Japanese American Cultural Center

BURBANK, CA.– After crossing the finish line for the 12th annual 168 Film Project (168) speed filmmaking contest (www.168film.com), local filmmakers will gather, with or without sleep, to celebrate their ordeal and be interviewed at the Lighthouse Church at 2828 W Magnolia Blvd in Burbank, CA from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Friday, May 30.

The contest finishes with a bang and an upload on the same day, May 30 at 11:00 AM PDT.  The stakes are high as late uploads (even by a second) mean no awards-eligibility. The global competition challenges filmmakers to create a short film based on randomly-selected scripture in one week (168 hours) from any location worldwide.

Film industry award-winners include four-time Emmy winner Michael Learned, “The Waltons, who is acting in films by James Runcorn and by first-time producer, April Manor.  Emmy Winner Vincent Irizarry, “All My Children” stars in Millena Gay’s 168 entry for 2014.

Gay’s work acting on “The Young and The Restless” has enabled her to assemble a cast of talented pros including actors, Melissa Scott Clark (Melissa Biggs) “Baywatch,” Peter Kwong, “Big Trouble in Little China” and “The Golden Child,” Stoney Jackson, “Angels in the Outfield,” Aloma Wright, “Scrubs” and Reatha Grey, “Betty White's Off Their Rockers.”

The 168 Film Festival will be held September 12-13, 2014 at the Aratani Theater in Los Angeles.  Prizes are valued at $20,000 including $5,000 cash for the Best Film Winner.  “Best” Awards are presented in more than 20 categories.  Since 2003, 168 Film has commissioned over 800 films. An estimated 15,000 cast and crew have participated. 

Past and present Hollywood participants include actor/writer/director, Corbin Bernsen, “Psych,” Kevin Sorbo, “Soul Surfer,” “Hercules,” Howard Kazanjian, Producer “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” and “The Empire Strikes Back,” Ralph Winter, Producer “X-MEN Origins: Wolverine,” Zachary Levi, “Thor: The Dark World” and Grammy winner Rebecca St. James.

To speak with a 168-winning speed filmmaker or actor, or obtain B-roll footage, production stills of 168 filmmaking teams in action and/or clips from films, contact 168 Film Project at 818-557-8507, or info@168project.com.