Chicago Windie City Shootout 72 Hour Film Contest , Sarah Knight Adamson serves on Film Jury

Sarah Adamson served as a film  judge, Kay Eller attended as a guest
The Windie City Shootout 72 Hour film contest provided an opportunity for filmmakers to create, edit and produce a film in 72 Hours. Big price money was offered totally $28,000 in cash awards.

The WCS awards ceremony was held this past Saturday, August 27 at the newly restored historical Thalia Hall in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, 1807 S. Allport. The judges’ final 15 films were shown along with an audience vote for the Audience Award.

Film judges for the event included Sarah Adamson film critic for WIND Hollywood 360 radio show, Vittorio Carli film critic for, Locke Peterseim of Redbox and Mo Wagedy Chicago film and TV producer. Judges critiqued 30 films on technical aspects, incorporation of content requirements and creativity.

Ristorante Al Teatro provided pre-award dining options. Brick oven pizzas, steaks, seafood and Italian specialities. A tasty gelato bar for yummy dessert options were a tempting treat for all. Post award entertainment included a band and dancing till 2:30 am.

Awards were given in the following amounts:
Critics Choice: $12,500
($2,500 prize) ($10,000 production budget)

Audience Choice: $12,500
($2,500 prize) ($10,000 production budget)

Smart Phone award: $1,000 prize;
Smartphone of your choice and service for one year

Web Award:
$1,000 prize

Critics Choice
(2nd place): $700

Critics Choice
(3rd place): $300

The winners of the 1st annual wINDIE City Shootout were as follows:

Critics Choice – Redleg Films
Critics 2nd – Fruit Bonus
Critics 3rd – ToMiJo Studios
Audience Award – Structure Production
Best Use of a Prop – Fox River Films
Best Use of a Location – TMJ Studios
Best Use of a Line of Dialogue – 11th Hour Entertainment
Producers Choice – Imagos Films

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Sarah Adamson© August 28, 2011