5th Annual 24 Hour Film Dash

The 5th Annual 24 Hour Film Dash is set for April 20-21.

Objective – complete a digital film, within 24 hours by following the rules!  The rules are simple and all teams will obtain the final "five" elements during the kick-off meeting.  The elements include theme, prop, dialogue, action and character.  Then, watches are synchronized and you're off in a "mad dash" to complete the film!  Films will be judged the following weekend. And, depending on how many teams survive we will screen the films and announce the winner of the Estrella award.


Registration and Check-In Time – Saturday, April 20, 2013 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Kick-Off Meeting 11:00 AM – til done

Start of "Mad Dash" estimated to be "noon"

STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts
Conference Room
3201 W. Pecan Blvd
McAllen, TX 78501

All necessary forms, and FAQs are on cinesol.com.

Prizes include Showbiz Software, Barnes & Noble books, and prize for the BEST FILM gets a GoPro Hero3 Black Edition camera!!


Celebrity judges are:

Israel AlfaroPhotojournalist Israel Alfaro has nearly two decades experience telling stories that impact the people of South Texas. He joined KRGV Channel 5 News in 1994 as a photographer for the morning show. He was promoted to Chief Photographer and now serves at Channel 5's Operations Manager. Alfaro's stories have been broadcast on all the major networks, and he's earned numerous first place awards from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters. Alfaro's photography has also contributed to several regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for KRGV-TV.

David CarrenDavid Bennett Carren has written or produced more than 200 films and television shows, including Star Trek, Stargate, Murder, She Wrote, and Walker, Texas Ranger. He also directed The Red Queen, a feature film starring Valente Rodriquez, which was shot in the Valley and earned a Silver Palm at the Mexico International Film Festival. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas Pan-American where he teaches screenwriting, cinema history and film production.

Aj Leal – Aj Leal is a 28 year old United States Navy Submarine Force Veteran, Radio Production Director (KVLY/KFRQ/KKPS/KNVO-FM), Audio Producer (KNVO/KTFV/KCWT/KFXV/XRIO), On-Air Personality/Imaging Director for Top 40: KVLY-FM (107.9 Mix FM) at Entravision Communications with over 13 1/2 years broadcast experience.  His on-air show, "Aj In the Mid-day" is the Valleys only "LIVE" mid-day show in the McAllen-Brownsville Market, airing from 10a-1p, featuring "New At Noon" – Aj delivers the Music Industry's newest music BEFORE radio release!



The results will be open to the public. 


Saturday, April 27, 2013

STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts
Cooper Center Main Stage
3201 W. Pecan Blvd
McAllen, TX 78501

Doors open 5:00 pm

Screening time 6:00pm

Awards presentation 9:00 pm

24 hr team participants free with pass ID

General admission $5.00 per person 





Click here for more information on Showbiz Software.

Click here for more information on GoPro cameras.

Thank you to Barnes & Noble, 4005 N. 10th St., McAllen, TX 78504 for their book donations!!

We are currently looking for sponsors for our 20th Annual CineSol Film Festival!  For more information, call Henry Serrato at 956-793-8783 or email henry@cinesol.com