“No Sleep ‘Til Film Fest” makes its triumphant return for a third year, inviting filmmakers from all over the world to participate and make a short film in only 48 hours. AGBO and The Russo Brothers are calling on all filmmakers out there to make bite-sized films, three minutes or less, for a chance to win prizes and mentorship from the independent studio.

Submissions open on September 29th, and three winners will be selected by the Russo Brothers and creative executives at AGBO. All three winners will join the AGBO Storytellers Collective, an alumni network of participants from other AGBO fellowship programs. Winners will be announced on November 8th.

Over the past two years, they’ve received over 1400 submissions from over 60 countries, including last year’s winners “P E N” directed by Waldo Levendal (South Africa), “Trade” directed by Joel Phillips (Australia), and “Movie, The Film: A Motion Picture” directed by Clay Lacey.

The full panel of judges includes AGBO Co-Founders Anthony and Joe Russo, Chief Creative Officer Angela Russo-Otstot, Chief Innovation Officer Jake Aust, Chief Marketing Officer Marian Koltai-Levine, President of Film Michael Disco, and President of Television Scott Nemes.

First place will receive a RED Komodo Starter Pack, a new GoPro action camera, a Surface Pro 9 from Microsoft, a copy of DaVinci Resolve Studio from Blackmagic Design, AGBO merch, and a Red Bull swag bag [Red Bull Records customized U-Turn Turntable, Custom Speaker, a collection of Vinyl from Red Bull Records, Swell Water Bottle.] Both runners-up will receive a new camera from GoPro, a Surface Pro 9 from Microsoft, a copy of DaVinci Resolve Studio from Blackmagic Design, merch from AGBO, and a swag bag from Red Bull.

To join the competition and to view official rules and guidelines, please visit https://AGBO.com/NoSleep AGBO’s “No Sleep ‘til Film Fest” will open for submissions September 29th, 2023 and close October 1st, 2023. There is no entry fee, the festival is free to enter and open to filmmakers worldwide.

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