Filmmaking in isolation
Filmmaking in isolation
We are a free, non-competitive weekly film festival open to anyone with time on their hands and an itch to create something during all this mess.
All films must be created in a week, shot on a phone, 1 - 5 minutes long, and use the prompt all without leaving the filmmaker's shelter-in-place location.
No fancy equipment, mobility or experience necessary.
Our prompts give amateur, aspiring, and professional filmmakers a way to channel their anxiety and creativity each week. New prompts are announced every Saturday at 12pm ET.
Is a week to often, and seven days not enough time?
Everyone's priorities are shifting right now. If this project adds another fifty tons of stress to your life, it's okay. come back later. There will be another round next week, and every fifth edition is a chance to submit a revised edit of a past submission, or one that didn't make it in before the deadline.
Over 70 films have been created for The Sequestered, and we encourage participants to use the festival as a place to try something new. Are you an actor who wants to try editing, or someone curious about trying animation? We encourage all levels of experience, all creative backgrounds and all perspectives.
This week's prompt: remix
No. 10 is a special revision edition and accepts revised past submissions, films inspired by No. 6- No. 10 prompts, Familiar, Prize, Fortune, Tangle & R
Filmmakers may submit up to 5 new/revised entries
Films will be shared on Facebook at 8pm that night, and available on the site afterwards.
-All submissions must be created this week, according to the rules below
-All films must be between 1 minute - 5 minutes in length (if you're adding titles, keep them under 15 seconds)
-The prompt must be used as an integral part of the film. It can be represented literally, in dialogue, metaphorically, however you see fit!
-All films must be shot on a phone. You can edit however and with whatever you like, but no fancy cameras!
-All films must use one of the filmmaker's "shelter in place" / quarantine for the location. You are able to use any part of your property- that can include your apartment's lobby, but not the sidewalk across the street.
- Don't steal. Any music, art, etc. used in a piece must belong to the filmmaker, be copyright-free/public domain, or adhere to "fair use". Youtube/Vimeo/Instagram will automatically remove work deemed in violation of copyright.
Do you have questions about our festival?
Would you like to suggest a prompt for next week? Send us a message, and we will get back to you soon.
This festival was started and is still run by one woman out of her Queens apartment. Please be patient.