KANAB, Utah –The Kanab area has been a favorite destination for filmmakers since the 1920’s. Building on this great filmmaking tradition, the annual “Little Hollywood Shootout,” kicks off at the historic Parry Lodge in Kanab, Utah on March 24-26, 2021. The “shootout” is a quick-turnaround film competition offering prospective filmmakers the challenge of producing a short film with Kanab area locations as the backdrop.
The competition starts on Wednesday, Marc 24, 2021 at high noon where film production requirements including locations and a theme will be revealed to participants. Competitors will then have 49.5 hours to write, direct, edit, and complete a five-minute film. Film submissions are due at 1:30 pm on Friday, March 26, 2021 in an online format. The shootout films will then be premiered at a community screening and awards ceremony in the evening on Friday, March 26, 2021 at the Kanab Center.
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 geared for competitors who have more experience in film production.
Films are due at 1:30 pm on Friday, March 26, 2021 and can be submitted via an online method or films can be submitted in person back at Parry Lodge at the time of the deadline.
Festivities of the Little Hollywood Shootout conclude with a film screening and awards ceremony showcasing submitted films in the evening of Friday, March 26, 2021 at the Kanab Center. In addition to the planned in-person physically distanced mask wearing festival community screening, there will be a streaming option for audience members to watch the screenings and award ceremony live. Community members and participants are strongly encouraged and invited to attend either in person or virtually. For more information about the Little Hollywood Shootout or to register your team, visit www.littlehollywoodshootout.org or call 4358990443.
Sponsors of the event include Kane County Office of Tourism and Film Commission, Center for Education, Business, and the Arts, Kanab City, and the Utah Film Commission.