OIF PHONE Challenge - 2019

The Challenge: Make a Film Worthy of Theatrical Release Using a PHONE Camera!

Some were able to win an Oscar filming on a phone… can you?

Objective: Focus on filmmaking concepts including script development, casting, directing, cinematography, editing, audio, sound design, and music to create a well structured, entertaining and Theater Release Worthy film using a phone.

Judging Criteria:

40%  Story, script, acting, entertainment value.

30%  Film technical merit (excluding cinematography)  audio, editing, sound design, score

30%  Cinematography  (composition, lighting, exposure, cinematic camera moves)

OIF, Orlando Independent Filmmakers is a community based organization.

We have regular filmmaking challenges throughout the year using our Facebook group page, to support our collective endeavors.
Our challenges begin with screenwriting and go all the way to theatrical presentations. Our last event was held recently at the AMC theater in Altamonte Springs for 400 attendees.
In order to accommodate our growing community and give greater opportunities to filmmakers we are offering this Phone challenge. The challenge has slightly different rules then our previous challenges. The full support of our community, through Facebook, is still available to each filmmaker. You can post for cast and crew right on our page. It is always best to take some positions as cast or crew in other productions to build your network and find like-minded individuals to support your own film endeavors. We have found that this is simply the best way to achieve your goals and it is the reason OIF has grown so quickly. We are a Community.

– An official OIF phone Challenge. PLEASE READ ALL GUIDELINES.

  • No selection process, open to everyone!
  • $10.00 early registration (until November 15th), $15.00 regular registration fee to enter.
  • Last day to register; December 8th
  • Make it watchable by a family, PG-13, limit F words to 2-3, NO nudity, gore and blood are okay, make a use of profanity in good taste.
  • Maximum total film run-time is 6 minutes. Including Everything.
  • All footage must be captured by a cell phone. (exception) up to 5 percent of film may include footage from a specialty camera such as a drone camera, underwater camera, etc.
  • Multiple cell phones may be used but shall be individually listed in the credits under “camera equipment used”.
  • You must submit 10 behind the scene still images showcasing how you shot with your cell phone.
  • The films that are deemed by the judges as “Ready for Theater” will be screened at a Red Carpet event and will compete for limited awards. The rest will go online and will compete for certificate awards
  • If you registered for the challenge you are expected to post updates in the OIF group with the tags #YOURFILMNAME #PhoneChallenge #OIF
  • Your film may NOT be shown elsewhere prior to the set OIF Challenge screening/Online Release date. 
  • No limit on how many films cast/crew can participate.
  • Filming cannot start before the challenge’s kick-off.
  • Additional more specific information including elements which must be included in your film will be disclosed at the challenge kick-off.


How to register?

Step 1 – Pay the fees here – https://oifstudio.com/store/oif-phone-challenge/

Step 2 – Fill out the registration form below and use your order ID.

Step 3 – Join the OIF group if not already a member for updates and info regarding the challenge – https://www.facebook.com/groups/orlandofilmmakers/

OIF Phone challenge registration

Order Number

Your Name (First and Last)

Your Role in the Production:

Your Email