To celebrate the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Bristol, in May 2012 we challenged filmmakers and animators from across the land to create a short film in just 117 hours, inspired by Sport, Games and Play in the city. Teams had the chance to win £1,000, awarded to the winning film by a distinguished jury: Col Needham (IMDb), David Sproxton (Aardman Animation) and Tuisku Saralla aka "The Blizzard" (Bristol Roller Derby).

The Bristol Encounters 0117 Hour Film Challenge took place for the second time, from 19 - 25 May, presented by Bristol Film Office, Bristol City Council, Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival and M Shed. The high-energy event was inspired by London 2012 as part of the Cultural Olympiad in partnership with Relays, Legacy Trust and Watershed.

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A father prepares his daughter for the biggest race of her life. Has she got what it takes to reach the finish line?


And don't miss out on all 24 competition entries, now available on our YouTube channel...

A selection are being showcased at upcoming screenings in Bristol and beyond!

0117 Gallery

Discover here the official photo gallery from the 0117 Film Challenge project, from registration day to closing ceremony...

Our teams had loads of sports, games and play related fun during the challenge. You can also find a whole bunch of exciting, high octane "making of" pics on our 0117 Flickr group. Do you recognise some of the spots around Bristol?

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