Holiday Edition Guerilla Filmmaking ChallengeHot on the heels of “Horror-Fest 2015” comes “The Holiday Edition of the Guerilla Filmmaking Challenge.” If the Halloween “Challenge” was all about the heebie-jeebies, this one promises to be all about warm fuzzies.

The Holiday Edition of the Guerilla Filmmaking Challenge celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. This creative challenge provides a great opportunity for southern Utah-based storytellers of all ages and skill sets to capture the spirit of Christmas through the magic of movie making.

Holiday Edition Guerilla Filmmaking ChallengeAnd take note, filmmakers: This challenge will be a little bit different. There will be no “Theme Reveal Meeting.” Those of you interested in taking part in this challenge can start putting a film project together now! All that is asked of you is that you kindly visit the “Guerilla” Facebook page, have a look at the guidelines, and let programmers know if you plan on making a film. Please do so as soon as possible so that you’ll have plenty of time to finish. There will be a $20 submission fee per film, but you don’t have to pay the fee until film submission deadline on Dec. 4.

All the short films put together for this challenge will be screened at a special all-ages holiday-inspired event called “A Merry Movie Christmas.” Venue and date will be announced soon. This event will be all about encouraging and supporting local filmmaking talent, but “A Merry Movie Christmas” also hopes to raise money for the all-abilities park in Tonaquint.

Holiday Edition Guerilla Filmmaking ChallengeWhether you’ve made a short film before or not, this challenge is open to all. This is the most wonderful time of year, and programmers hope that these holiday-inspired short films will reflect that.

Click here for specific details and guidelines regarding The Holiday Edition of the Guerilla Filmmaking Challenge.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Now, have a look at a handful of “Holiday Guerilla Shorts” of Christmas Past! Some are funny and some are serious, but all five films evoke the spirit of this magical time of year.

“PICTURE HOPE” Directed by Katie Patterson-Hulett

“MCGUFFIN SAVES CHRISTMAS” Directed by Lonie Black and Brandon Tippetts

“PRESENT FROM THE PAST” Directed by Shaun Labrecque

“JOGGERNAUT 3: DECK THE HALLS” Directed by Dan Fowlks

“THINGS I TAKE WITH ME” Directed by Jeff Sanders