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By Joyce Rudolph | September 8, 2009
The 168 Film Project is adding a screenwriters competition, with an eye toward having a script being made into a short to be judged during the annual March film festival in Glendale. This is the eighth year of the competition that challenges filmmaking teams to create a project in 168 hours based on a Bible verse. The entire project, from writing the script to filming, must be completed within the time frame. Top scripts selected in the new contest, called “Write of Passage,” will be eligible to be made into a film by veteran 168 Film Project producers.
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By Joyce Rudolph | April 3, 2010
Women made a strong showing in this year’s 168 Film Project, a two-day film festival that culminated with an awards ceremony Saturday evening at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Film crews created a short based on randomly chosen Bible verses and have one week, or 168 hours to film it. In this eighth year of the project, women won more awards than ever. “It was definitely a banner year for female producers, said John Ware, founder and president of the event. “Women have been empowered by many things.
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By DAVID LAURELL | January 7, 2009
With a simple little sweep of the second hand, 2008 slipped into the ages this past week. As the clock struck 12, we closed out a roller-coaster year that took us from the depths of a devastating financial plunge to the heights of hopes embodied by a vibrant new president. For Burbank Mayor Dave Golonski , his wife, Barbara Sykes , and their son, Russell Tamillo , the year ended with Burbank’s first family being bestowed with new titles — grandpa, grandma and uncle.
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March 21, 2007
Vance Elliott is trying to build a film career foundation with his entry in the 168 Film Festival. The Burbank resident has entered his first film, "Derby Day," in the fifth annual competition that gives its directors one week — 168 hours — to shoot and edit a film. About 60 short films will be screened on Friday at the Stars Art Theatre and on Saturday at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, said John Ware, founder and executive director of the Burbank-based nonprofit organization that runs the event.
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By Joyce Rudolph | April 8, 2009
Two filmmakers are feeling euphoric that their teams not only met the challenge to create movies in seven days, but brought home the most awards Saturday night from the 168 Film Festival at the Alex Theatre. “Up in the Air” earned six awards including Best Film while “Unscripted” received four awards, including Best International Film. Films are based on randomly assigned Bible verses and completed in 168 hours, or seven days. This year’s overall theme was “Family Business.
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By Ani Amirkhanian | April 5, 2008
Scriptures from the Bible take on a leading role in the 168 Hour Film Festival scheduled for April 11 and 12 in Glendale. Aspiring local filmmakers are taking part in the annual production contest where they randomly select a Bible verse and are given 168 hours, or one week, to make a film based on that verse. The festival is geared toward exploring the Bible and giving budding filmmakers a chance to showcase their creativity and talent, said John David Ware, founder and executive director of the 168 Hour Film Festival.
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By Joyce Rudolph | March 28, 2009
Producers have taken Bible verses and created 11-minute shorts inspired by the theme “Family Business” in the seventh annual 168 Film Festival. Whether it’s joy over a birth or sorrow over a prodigal son, it’s all family business, said John David Ware, founder and director of the festival. “We’ve chosen a wide theme to encompass all the films we expect to get,” Ware said. “Films are about the family’s happy times and how they handle the problems.
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By Nicole Charky | March 20, 2010
In a city where major film studios and production companies are the norm, small, independent films based on the Bible stories have a competition of their own. Contemporary scripts based on Bible verses will be presented at the eighth annual 168 Film Festival, slated for Friday at the Hope Theatre in San Fernando and March 27 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. More than 65 films were submitted from all over the world, including work by African, Indonesian, Mexican and Israeli film teams, and from 16 U.S. states.
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By Joyce Rudolph | September 8, 2009
The 168 Film Project is adding a screenwriters competition, with an eye toward having a script being made into a short to be judged during the annual March film festival in Glendale. This is the eighth year of the competition that challenges filmmaking teams to create a project in 168 hours based on a Bible verse. The entire project, from writing the script to filming, must be completed within the time frame. Top scripts selected in the new contest, called “Write of Passage,” will be eligible to be made into a film by veteran 168 Film Project producers.
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