Little Hollywood Shootout Starts at High Noon on April 4, 2018 in Kanab

Little Hollywood Shootout Starts at High Noon on April 4, 2018 in Kanab

KANAB, Utah – The unmistakable scenery of the Kanab area has made this part of southern Utah a favorite destination for filmmakers since for decades. Building on this filmmaking history, the annual “Little Hollywood Shootout,” is taking place at the historic Parry Lodge in Kanab, Utah starting on April 4, 2018. The “shootout” is a quick-turnaround film competition offering filmmakers the challenge of producing a short film with Kanab locations as the backdrop.

The competition starts on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at high noon with film production requirements such as locations and a theme will be revealed to participants. Teams will then have 49.5 hours to write, direct, edit, and complete a short five-minute film. Film submissions are due at 1:30 pm on Friday, April 6, 2018 either in person or online. The shootout films will then be premiered at a community screening and awards ceremony in the evening on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Crescent Moon Theater in Kanab.

“The thunder dome of quick turnaround film challenges is happening once again in Kanab, providing filmmakers an opportunity to produce a film where film legends have also worked,” explained Kane County Film Commissioner, Kelly Stowell, one of the organizers and founder of the event. “Registration is open and participants are encouraged to join us in Kanab.” commented Stowell.

Prospective filmmakers of all ages from beginners to veterans are invited to take part in the challenge. Primary filming locations are required to take place in Kane County but editing and post-production can take place at the participants desired location. Two divisions are available for participants with one category intended for novice filmmakers of all ages looking to gain experience and the other division is designed for competitors who have experience in film production.

Films are due at 1:30 pm on Friday, April 6, 2018 and can be submitted through a revealed online method or films can be submitted in person back at the Parry Lodge at the time of the deadline.

Sponsors of the event include AT&T, Kane County Office of Tourism and Film Commission, Center for Education, Business, and the Arts, Kanab City, and the Utah Film Commission. ” We look forward to this years event and have a great program planned. We appreciate our sponsors and this event would not be possible without their tremendous support,” said Stowell.

Festivities of the 2018 Little Hollywood Shootout conclude when the films will be screened followed by an awards ceremony at the Crescent Moon Theater, showcasing all submitted films on the evening of Saturday, April 7, 2018. Community members and participants are strongly encouraged and invited to attend. For more information about the Little Hollywood Shootout or to register your team, visit or call 4358990443.