In the interest of public safety, activities involving direct animal interaction at the Fair have been suspended.

All guests are encouraged to wash their hands after any contact with animals or their living area, as well as prior to eating or drinking.

24Hr Film Festival

Make a film at the Fair!

How fast can you make an award-winning film? We’re looking for the best filmmakers consisting of groups of 3-10 people. Each group will film at the Fairgrounds, then edit and create a short film in a 24-hour period.

2019 Results

Best Picture – “Fairy Godbrotha” by JRII
Best Cinematography – “Credit” by T3 Media
People’s Choice – “Fairy Godbrotha” by JRII

Entry Information

Applications open: Early January, 2020
Entry deadline: Monday, April 20, 2020.
Orientation/Filming: Friday, June 26, 2020.
Screening and awards: Saturday, June 27, 2020, Turf Club.

Dates, times and location subject to change.

Rules & Regulations
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The Fine Print

Groups of 3 to 10 people, all of whom must be 16 or older as of June 1, 2020 (cast and crew). Participants must be residents of the United States. Groups must have basic knowledge of video production.

There is no cost to enter this contest.

Participants must register online in advance. Entrants will meet at the Fair in the morning of the contest to receive a theme. They will then have 24 hours to write a script, rehearse, shoot footage, edit and present a finished version for screening the next day.

Best Picture – $1,000 and one class from MasterClass.com
Best Cinematography – $400
People’s Choice – $100

Get in touch online or call us at (858) 792-4259.

2018 Results

Slush

In search of the perfect “iced drink:” Congratulations to the team of Brandon Manderson, Christian Hayes, Dean Manderson and Fran Oropallo for their Best Picture short film, “Slush”.

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Imagin-NATHAN

Ella finds her inner child and her “bestest” imaginary friend at the Fair. Congratulations to the Y-Knot Collective for their People’s Choice short film, “Imagin-NATHAN”.

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