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Your Movie on the Silver Screen

About

The SPARTA Film Challenge has screened almost 200 short films, in movie theatres, and has awarded more than $16,000.00 in cash prizes since December 2012! The Summer 2016 SPARTA Film Challenge will allow 80 days to prepare, shoot, edit and submit a short film. The catch release will take place in early July 2016.

SPARTA provides Independent Filmmakers with the experience of a LIVE movie theatre reaction to their productions. Those in the theatre audience will be eligible to assist in the selection of the Movie Theatre Audience Award. The results from our panel of judges will be announced at the Awards Gala at East Side Mario's after the screening event. All submissions will be screened at the Ottawa Rainbow Theatres (St. Laurent Mall).

For questions or more information, contact sparta.film.challenge@gmail.com

The Challenge

Create a short film containing the required elements within 80 days. Based on the results of previous challenges, the secret to success is a compelling story / script. We strongly suggest you consult a screenwriter to assist in the creation of your submission.

Create a digital short film (HD or SD) with a file size NOT exceeding 4 Gigabytes and shall be an MOV or MP4 file using the h.264 codec.

There is no minimum running time for your submission and the maximum allowable run time is 5 minutes.

The Screening

In early October, 2016, from 3 pm to 6 pm, all submissions will be screened at the Rainbow Theatres (St. Laurent Mall). The Awards Gala will follow at East Side Mario's in the St. Laurent Shopping Mall.

Registration

Advance Registration

Welcome, as you have chosen to visit the web site during the 'off season' you are eligible for a discounted advance registration. Please send an email to the following address expressing your interest to advance register for the Summer 2016 SPARTA Film Challenge:

sparta.film.challenge (at) gmail.com

Advance Registration also entitles you to one (1) free admission ticket to the Ottawa Digital Film Festival screening in June 2016. ODFF will be screening short films from around the world. ODFF has received wonderful submissions from such far away places as France, Russia, Greece, Sweden, Austria, Germany, Bangladesh, Iran, and the United States. Also from across Canada.

Filmmaker Registration

(1) Pierre Groulx (2) Your Name Here


Where Do I See The Movies?

In An Actual Movie Theatre

SPARTA Film Challenge submissions deserve to be seen on the silver screen. To ensure easy access by transit or personal vehicle, and plenty of parking, and a spacious lobby permitting cast and crew interviews, submissions will be screened at the Rainbow Theatres (St. Laurent Mall).

Previous Sparta Challenges

Fillmakers are preparing for the Summer 2016!

The SPARTA Film Challenge has screened approaching 200 short films, in movie theatres, and has awarded more than $16,000.00 in cash prizes since December 2012!

 

Past Winners


"NERVES." won first place in Winter 2016.


"The Waves." won first place in Summer 2015.


"A.I.P.D." won first place in February 2015.


"OFW" won first place in September 2014.


"Bundle of Joy" won first place in February 2014.


H.I.B.A.C.K won first place in August 2013.


The Right Shoe won first place in January 2013.

Movie Theatre

Rainbow Cinemas

See your short film on the Glorious Silver Screen. Your family and friends can eat popcorn and enjoy a refreshing drink while watching your short film in an actual movie theatre. After the screening you will enjoy an Awards Gala meal at East Side Marios.

Dinner and Awards Gala at East Side Mario's in the St. Laurent Shopping Mall, a short walk from the Rainbow Cinemas.

Winter Menu

The fixed price meal includes fountain drink, tea or coffee, salad & garlic home loaf, and Black & White mousse cake. (Gluten Friendly option available) Taxes and tip are included.

Choose one:

1) SPAGHETTI PRIMAVERA

Seasonal vegetables, sun-dried tomatoes, sweet peas, herbs, parmesan cheese, extra virgin olive oil, vegetable stock and garlic. Gluten Friendly option available, please ask your server.


2) SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS

Featuring our meatballs simmered in Napolitana sauce, served over spaghettini noodles. Gluten Friendly option available, please ask your server (Available without meatballs).


3) CHEESE CAPPELLETTI

Pasta stuffed with cheese, tossed with tomato and alfredo sauces, then baked with more cheese.


4) TRADITIONAL BURGER

Char-grilled and served with crisp iceberg lettuce, tomato, and red onion. Served with french fries.


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