The directors, writers, and actors who make Instant Films range
from entertainment veterans to young up-and-comers. We are
always looking for new people to add to the mix.
you think you want to do Instant Films? In 2009 we're looking
for New Actors, Directors and Writers who are up for making
a great film in just 48 hours with people they've never met
This is NOT for folks who have never made a movie before.
Making a film in two days ain't easy. Instant Film participants
are talented professionals who have directed, acted in or
written major feature films or television shows.
is, however, tremendously fun (usually) and we'd love to have
you if you have what it takes. If
you think you want to do it please read the following FAQ
carefully and then follow the application process.
Instant Films are movies made in 48 hours. On the first evening
writers write short film scripts based on random words pulled
out of a hat. The following morning directors pull scripts
and cast members out of a hat and then must complete their
film by the following evening at 7pm where it is screened
in front of a live audience at LA Center Studios.
Instant Film Festivals usually take place over a weekend.
Writers write friday night. Actors must be available all day
Saturday and Directors usually don't get much sleep all weekend.
You can sign up online or by mail. CLICK HERE for information
and to sign up.
Many hundreds of people have signed up already and we don't
have time to contact everyone. If we want more information
or a reel from you we will be in touch.
You should apply again. If you have sent us a tape or a DVD
and you don't want to send it again please say so in your
email. If you auditioned at one of the open calls please remind
us in your email or letter.
We are a 21st Century operation and we MUCH prefer email,
digital photos and online resumes. If you need a digital resume
No. Absolutely not. We expect hundreds of submissions and
we are very busy so DON'T CALL US, WE?LL CALL YOU.
Talented actors who can play many different roles.
Writers who can writer well and tell a story in a very short
period of time.
Directors who know how to direct a story and can work (and
have fun) under a time deadline.
All meetings and the screening takes place at LA Center Studios.
We are always happy to hear from people who want to crew on
films. Please go ahead and answer the questions above and
let us know what you want to do. You can send emails expressing
your interest to
No. There is no cost or fee. But we do expect participants
to invite everyone they know to the screening.
Only talent. One way we determine that is to look at your
resume. Professional credits are very helpful. It helps if
someone who has done Instant Films before can recommend you
and it also helps if you have been to an Instant Film Festival
but we are open to everyone.