Congratulations to the Winners!

Best Screenplay: Daisy Battles “Time Crunch”

Best Cinematography: “Darkness” by Films Films Films

Best Actress: Joy Rachel Moore in “Let’s Get Lunch” by Flying Fedora Films

Best Actor: Greg Ilk in “Fan Film” by Ice Cream Entertainment

Best Film: “Let’s Get Lunch” by Flying Fedora Films

i48 is proud to announce a revival of one our most successful February Challenges ever – the Collaboration Project.  The Collaboration Project is a large-scale collaboration between local screenwriters, directors, producers, actors, and crew to create up to ten (10) original short films up to ten (10) minutes long in February 2024

Beginning in November 2023, screenwriters from Idaho or with ties to Idaho are encouraged to submit original short film screenplays no more than ten (10) pages in length. The films can be in any genre, but must adhere to a PG-13 rating or below, must be able to be filmed in the Treasure Valley during February 2024, and have speaking roles for a minimum of four (4) actors. The deadline for screenplay submissions to i48 will be 1/6/24.

Starting in November 2023, i48 will recruit up to ten (10) Director/Producer Teams.  Following the screenplay submission deadline of 1/6/24, the screenplays will be “blind submitted” (i.e. without identifying the author) to the Director/Producer teams.  From the submissions, the Director/Producer teams will select a screenplay to produce.

Beginning in January 2024, i48 will recruit up to forty (40) actors of all ages and genders to participate in the films.  All actors will be required to participate in a short filmed audition in on 2/3/24. The audition tapes will be submitted to the Director/Producer Teams to use in casting their films.  The first forty (40) actors to volunteer and participate in the filmed audition will receive a speaking role.

Once screenplays are selected and casts are solidified, the filmmaking teams will have between 2/16/24 and 3/3/24 to film their movies. The teams will have the month of March 2024 to edit their films for final submission on 3/31/24. A public screening of all completed films will be at The Flicks on 4/6/24.

This time around the Collaboration Project will be a competition with awards given for Best Screenplay ($100 cash prize and trophy), Best Film (trophy), 2nd Best Film (trophy), Best Actor (trophy), Best Actress (trophy) and Best Cinematography (trophy).

The goals of the Collaboration Project are (1) to provide the opportunity for screenwriters who might not otherwise have access to a production team to see their work realized on the big screen, (2) to push director/producing teams to make a film not of their own idea or creation, and (3) to encourage directors and producers to work with new actors and vice versa.  Overall, the goal is encourage collaboration between new voices and new faces within the Boise filmmaking community.

i48 February Challenge Partners