The 69 Hour Film Challenge

The 69 Hour Film Challenge is a film making competition where film makers have 69 hours to create a funny short film about sex. Participants are given a secret list of ten items. At least three of the items must be in the film to qualify.  It’s like a 24 hour film challenge but there’s more time to drink. Part of Darryl’s Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival

Make a Film in 69 Hours
The Challenge starts at  9:00 pm – Thursday November 8, 2012
Films must be completed by  6:00 pm – Sunday November 11, 2012


Screening of all 69 Hour Films
9:00 pm – Friday November 16, 2012
The Projection Booth East – 1035 Gerrard Street East Toronto

Click here to buy tickets to the screening.

The best 69 Hour films will be selected to play at The Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival Screening on Saturday November 17, 2012 and the awards will be presented at midnight at the After-Party.

Sign Up And Take The Challenge!
Registration opens October 7, 2012
Registration Fee is $50 CDN.
Early Registration Fee is $25 CDN. ( before November 1, 2012 )

The challenge is open to adults 18 and over anywhere in the world.

Click This Button to Register for The 69 Hour Film Challenge

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Registration fees are processed through our Paypal contact MICHAEL LOCKHART.
If you have any questions or problems email

Sponsored by
You and MediaThe Projection Booth and The Centre of Gravity.


69 Hour Film Challenge Guidelines

The 69 Hour Film Challenge is open to adults 18 and over anywhere in the world.

All filmmakers who wish to participate in The Challenge must register by clicking the button above marked “SIGN UP” There is an entry fee of $50 Canadian. ( $25 if registering before November 1, 2012 )

The secret list of ten items will be published online at the beginning of the challenge at 9:00 pm Thursday Nov. 8 2012 Toronto time. Participants may include all ten items if they wish but only three are required.

All films must be completed by 6:00 pm Sunday Nov. 11, 2012 Toronto time. Finished films are will be accepted over the internet. Films don’t have to be received by the deadline. Extra time will be allowed for file transfers. See Technical Guidelines for submission format details and how to submit entries online.

All qualified entries will be screened at the 69 Hour Screening ( 9:00 PM Friday Nov. 16, 2012 at The Projection Booth East – 1035 Gerrard Street East Toronto ) Participants receive two free passes to the screening.

A panel of judges will select at least 3 films to play at The Darryl’s Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival screening on Saturday November 17, 2012. Participants whose films are selected will receive two free passes to the show. The award for best 69 Hour Film and the $500 prize will be presented at midnight at The Festival After-Party ( Centre of Gravity – 1300 Gerrard Street East  ).


Technical Guidelines

Enties may be produced in any format.  Finished films will be accepted in quicktime, AVI or MP4 formats. The H264 compression standard provides good quality and small file size. We will be projecting the show at 1080p HD so if your original is at 1080p send send it at 1080p. If your original is smaller than 1080p don’t size it up to 1080 just send us the original size.

To submit a film via the internet you must post the video online and send us a link so that we can download it.  If a password is required please send it too.

We recommend a file transfer service like dropbox or yousentit. also allows videos to be downloaded. Be careful, some of these services have a 200 Megabyte file size limit. 200-300 Megabytes is a good size for a 5 minute film using H264 compression. Vimeo offers a good guideline for video compression at .

We can also accept FTP transfers. We do not offer an FTP server so you would have to have your own.

If you have any more technical questions contact .


69 Hour Film Challenge Rules and Regulations

All participants must be registered to submit an entry. Online registration is at .
Entry fees are non-refundable.

By registering for The Film Challenge the participants certify they accept these Rules and Regulations

All participants must be 18 years of age or over.

All films must be produced within the 69 hour time period and must contain at least three items from the secret list.

All costs associated with production are responsibility of the participants.

Films must be 5 minutes or less including credits.

The organizers of The Challenge reserve the right to limit the number of participants or to shorten the maximum length of entries in order to fit all films into to running time of the show.

The organizers of The Challenge reserve the right to modify these rules without notice.

The participants are responsible for obtaining release forms for actors and private locations used in their films. It is the sole responsibility of the participants to deal with all union and association requirements when using union actors or crew. All participants must have all rights, permissions and valid licences to include pre-recorded music, audio, images and footage in their film entries.

All participation in The Challenge is at the risk of the participants. The organizers of The 69 Hour Film Challenge, Darryl’s Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival, their sponsors or assigns bear no responsibility or liability for the actions of the participants of The Challenge Including their use of pre-recorded music and footage.

The organizers of The Film Challenge reserve the exclusive right to determine entry and entrant eligibility and to make amendments
to festival rules, prizes, procedure, judges, and details at their sole discretion without notice.

By submitting the entry the participants grant Darryl’s Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival and it’s assigns the right to publicly screen the entry as part of Darryl’s Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival and to use the the entry ( in whole or in part ) and any submitted stills and descriptive material in any publicity efforts by The Festival, including broadcast and internet use.

The participants also agree to allow the entry to be included in repeat screenings of The Festival which may occur outside of the original context and which may include screenings of Darryl’s Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival as part of other film festivals anywhere in the world.

The Participants accept that there is no guarantee of any financial return for the screening of the entry. Submitted material may not be returned.

The organizers of The Challenge accept no responsibility for films that cannot be received or played due to technical difficulties beyond their control.

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