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The 0117 Hour Digital Short Challenge

Between 13-19 April 2013 we invited filmmakers, animators, visual and sound artists to make digital shorts in just 117 hours, focused on the theme of 'Journeys' and exploring Bristol Temple Quarter for the chance to win £1,000!

Presented by Bristol Film Office, Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival and M Shed, this year the 0117 Hour Challlenge marked its third edition (take a look at 2012's results here). This high-energy event is part of a series of Bristol Temple Quarter commissions coordinated by Watershed, Knowle West Media Centre and MAYK, with support from Bristol City Council and Arts Council England.

Bristol Sprout wins the Challenge!

Congratulations to Luka Bajt and Yoon Duck Kim of the Bristol Sprout team for their 0117 Challenge win! Our jury was impressed by their beautifully shot documentary 'Behind the Journey', which was filmed in the First Depot at Temple Meads and went behind the scenes with the night workers who make sure that trains are clean and ready for service.

Luka and Yoon met whilst studying MA Animation at University of West of England in Bristol. Luka had this to say about their Challenge experience:

“Even after living here for two years, I never really thought of this wonderful city as my home. But having the opportunity of meeting the incredibly friendly and helpful crew at the Bristol train depot, and being welcomed so warmly and kindly by the challenge crew, and other contestants, I really consider myself being part of this great city and its culture. This is, I feel, the biggest strength of the challenge; Creating and sustaining a very unique creative culture in Bristol, for both new and old Bristolians."

Watch all the entries

You can now watch all 16 competition entries online via our YouTube channel...

Each film embraced the Challenge with a unique style and each left us with something memorable. It has been a true pleasure for us to host so much creativity and variety!

Photo Gallery

Find out more about what our teams got up to during the Challenge. It was a frantic, creative week of shooting and editing, exploring locations around Bristol Temple Quarter. Do you recognise some of the spots?

Check out our Flickr channel for more exciting pics..

The Jury

The 0117 Hour Digital Short Challenge Jury awarded the winning team with a cheque for £1,000.

We were delighted to welcome Peter Carlton, Jon Mowat, Simon Cook and Julie Finch as our 2013 jury members. Find out more about them here.

Peter Carlton

Head of Warp Films Europe

Jon Mowat

Managing Director at Hurricane Media

Simon Cook

Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Capital Programme, Bristol City Council

Julie Finch

Head of Museums, Galleries & Archives, Bristol City Council


Event partners

Location Supporters

Bristol & Exeter House                          
Bristol Wood Recycling Project
DBS Music Studios                             
Feeder Commercials
First Great Western                                
Motion Skate Park & Club
Passenger Shed
RSPCA & Bristol Dog and Cats Home        
Severn Project
The Space                                    
Temple Meads Station

Special Thanks to

Bristol Blue Glass and Beast Clothing for donating prizes.