The Shootout

Can you make a movie in 24 hours?

The 1st annual Ypsi 24-Hour Film Shootout was a chance to lose some sleep working on a filmmaking team to shoot and edit a short movie – in just 24 hours! This was not for the faint of heart!  The filmmakers’ creativity and teamwork capabilities were tested in this time-restricted production schedule.  However, the Best of the Best will be rewarded with cash prizes and unlimited notoriety.


The 2013 YPSI 24-Hour Film Shootout Information Coming Soon! 

The YPSI 24-Hour Film Shootout screened this year’s entries at the Riverside Arts Center in downtown Ypsilanti on Sunday.  After a full-house audience viewed the films, the event moved down the street to the Mix Marketplace for the Afterglow at which the 2012 winners were announced to a lively crowd. A panel of judges selected the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners as well as three honorable mentions. Plus the audience in attendance at the Riverside Arts Center awarded a Peoples Choice award.  The winners are (drum roll please):

1st Place:  Return to the Same City
Director:  Martin Thoburn
Award:  $1,000 and The Ypsi Trophy for Best of Show

2nd Place:  Theatre 2
Director:  Kyle Surma
Award:  $500 and a Ugly Mug Cafe Cup

3rd Place:  The Wurst Bar in Town
Director:  Andrew Conner
Award:  $250 and a Ugly Mug Cafe Cup

Honorable Mentions:

There’s No Pain in Love and War
Director:  Roy Wilson

The Showdown
Director:  Adam Wright

Di & Luke, In the Fall of Life
Director:  John McCarthy

Peoples Choice (Audience) Award:
The Showdown
Director:  Adam Wright
Award:  $500 and The Ypsi Trophy for Peoples Choice

Look for more information about the winning filmmakers on this site soon.

The Producers of the 2012 YPSI 24-Hour Film Shootout would like to thank  our sponsors, volunteers, other partners, and the filmmakers who helped make this event possible.