24 Speed Filmmaking Competition


Since 2005, William & Mary LibrariesCharles W. Reeder Media Center has hosted the highly anticipated 24 Speed Filmmaking Competition. The rules are simple: write, shoot, and edit a short film in just 24 hours! The contest is open to W&M students and alumni, pros and amateurs alike, and is a chance to show your filmmaking chops on the big screen.

24 Speed | Competition

The 13th Annual 24 Speed Filmmaking Competition kicks off on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 5:30pm. Student teams are expected to show up in person at the Ford Classroom at the Reeder Media Center (located on the ground floor of Swem Library), whereas alumni teams can tune in via live Google Hangout. At the kickoff ceremony, each team will be given a prop and line of dialogue that must be used in their film, as well as a genre for their film.

Filmmaking equipment can be checked out from the Reeder Media Center right after the kickoff. We have high-quality video cameras, DSLRs, shotgun microphones, audio interfaces and recorders, etc. Check out our guides page for more information on the specific video and audio gear we have available. Note: Equipment availability is limited and first come first served. Equipment requests can be made during registration (see below). So register now!

24 Speed | Screening

All films will be shown on the big screen on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 8:00pm at the Kimball Theatre.

To Register

REGISTRATION FOR 24 Speed 2018 ends Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at 5pm! REGISTER HERE for the 2018 24 Speed Filmmaking Competition!


For any questions on how to register or the filmmaking equipment that can be checked out at the Media Center, contact Cindy Centeno at cindy@wm.edu.


Take a look at our W&M Libraries YouTube page for all the previous 24 Speed films!