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24 Hour Film Challenge 

Event Details

Markham Teen Arts Council’s annual 24H Film Challenge is back for 2022!
The 24-Hour Film Challenge is one of the Markham Teen Arts Council’s signature events that unites teens across the city to celebrate the art of film-making.
Teens compete in teams to create the best film, incorporating a given line of dialogue, prop, and sound effect—all within a 24 hour deadline. Formal film-making experience is not required—visual storytellers of all experience levels are welcome to participate! If you are interested, please sign up below!

This year, to account for health and safety issues, additional guidelines will be released to ensure the filmmaking is socially-distanced.

Rules & Guidelines:

(Read Carefully!)

    Teams and Timeframes:

  • This event is open to teens up to, and including, 18 years old

  • Teams may have up to 5 members maximum

  • The film must be completed within the 24 hours given

  • The film must be under 5 minutes

  • The final film must be submitted by February 20th @ 4:00pm EST

    Agreements and Obligations:

  • Films must be PG-appropriate and must not contain: nudity, sexual/violent scenes, offensive language, or promote discrimination in any way

  • By participating, you are agreeing to MTAC’s Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions

  • Any team that enters the contest agrees to have their films published on MTAC’s YouTube channel

  • At least 1 team member must be present on the Screening Night

*Markham Teen Arts Council reserves the right to disqualify any films that are in violation of these guidelines.

Line of Dialogue:

“Person A: Can you please be serious for five minutes?
Person B: My record is four, but I think I can do it.”


Frying pan


Sound Effect:


(please source responsibly)





2021 winners:

1st Place: "Ctrl-z" by Jayden Chan & Team

2nd Place: "Her Fish" by Joy Xing & Team

3rd Place: "Routine" by Tina Ma

People's Choice: "Routine" by Tina Ma

All the 2021 24hour film challenge submissions are on our youtube channel!

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