One Week Left to Register for 24-Hour Short Film Competition

You have one week left to register for the Miami Film Race, a national filmmaking competition where you must create an original film (no longer than four minutes) in less than 24 hours. The 24-clock starts Friday, April 30, at 10 p.m. when your team will receive a theme and a surprise element that must be used in the film. (For instance, make a movie about unrequited love that somehow involves a toothbrush.) Films are due 24 hours later, on Saturday night, and all short films will be screened Wednesday, May 5, at the Bill Cosford Cinema. Entries will be judged against other Miami films for awards, and all entries will compete nationally for cold, hard cash prizes.

Last year, the film voted Best Film in Miami -- the comedic This Girl's Life -- also won the Audience Award in the national competition. The theme was "opposite(s)," and the surprise element was an action, tightening a belt. Watch This Girl's Life below:

Have a killer idea but no camera? Or a film score bouncing around in your head but no plot? Visit the team-building Facebook page or the Film Race forums to

match up with like-minded cinephiles and create a dream team. The

registration fee is $119 per team (use code "Filmracer" to get a $10

discount), and the deadline is Wednesday, April 28. Visit

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