From Short Film Award to Indie Feature

Short Film Winner to Make Indie Feature

 A Filmmakers Dream for ‘168 Film Project’ Finalists
By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST News Service

On the set of 168 movieBURBANK, CA (ANS – March 2017) -- Contestants in the fifteenth Annual 168 Film Project will compete for the opportunity to win the “8168 Prize,” an Indie Feature Film Budget.

According to EIN PRESSWIRE (, prospective filmmakers will first make a short film for the 168 Competition, entry deadline May 11. Then, at the 168 Film Festival, Aug. 26-27 in L.A, finalist producers will be invited to prepare their feature film proposals. The winning filmmaker will enter into a relationship with 8168 Films, LLC to produce a feature film.

Filmmakers may enter here:

Filmmaker pitches will be heard and judged by a panel of experts, and the winner announced in November 2017. “8168” proposals are expected to be extensive, including details about the script, cast and crew.

On set of After in AustraliaSavvy filmmakers should be actively looking for great feature length stories for their potential finalist proposal. Genre films are most preferable, i.e. Family, Action, Adventure, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, True Story and Thriller. Finalist Producers will pitch completed scripts only. Any feature length script may be pitched. The feature film will be shot in Los Angeles County.

Past jury member David McFadzean, Exec. Producer/Co-Creator of HOME IMPROVEMENT and Exec. producer of WHAT WOMEN WANT said, “In the time limit they've been given, the production values are very impressive, everything from the editing to the set design, all of it.”

Feature Prize-Eligible films include the top three Speed Films, Best International, Best Alumni, Best Write Of Passage, and Best Kid Vid.

Another way to become an eligible finalist for the 8168 Prize is to win the “168 Days” feature screenwriting competition. The Best writer will become a writer/producer and may form or join a team to compete for the 8168 prize.

Another way to become an eligible finalist for the 8168 Prize is to win the “168 Days” feature screenwriting competition. The Best writer will become a writer/producer and may form or join a team to compete for the 8168 prize.

John David Ware with others at 168 Film FestivalWriters may enter here:

See “168 Days” and “8168” FAQ here:

“Buckle up, this is for real.” said Founder and President, John David Ware. “We’ve raised the budget in house and we will make a great film together with one deserving artist. This is the dream, an opportunity to make a feature film and break into the biz.”

168 Film is a worldwide, faith-based incubator aiming to launch positive values artists. Over 1,000 films have been made by an estimated 17,000 artists in 14 years. The name “8168” refers to the hours projected to complete the feature film. From beginner to expert, all filmmakers may participate from anywhere in the world.

Sponsors include Roush Media, Hollywood Rentals and Arri.

awards how for 168168 Film includes worldwide filmmaking (May) and writing competitions (Oct) and the 168 Film Festival, August 26-27, 2017. Contestants create media during a (168 hour) week, based on foundational scriptures. Over 1,000 short films have been produced worldwide since 2003. The website is:

For more information, please contact John David Ware, 168 Film, 818-557-8507, or by e-mail at: .

Photo captions: 1) On the set of  CONNECTIVITY in the Hollywood Hills. 2) On the set of AFTER in Australia. 3) (L-R) Director Liz Hewes, 168 Founder John David Ware, and Producer April Manor, 2014. (Photo: Antony Varon). 4) Awards Show with 4-Time Emmy Winner Michael Learned and Kim Estes. 5) Norma and Dan Wooding in Hollywood on a reporting assignment for ANS. (Photo: Bryan Seltzer).

Main Norma and Dan at Movieguide awardsAbout the writer: Dan Wooding, 76, is an award-winning author, broadcaster and journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, and is now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for nearly 54 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. He has written some 45 books and has been reporting on Hollywood for some 35 years and has a TV show called “Inside Hollywood with Dan Wooding,” which is aired on the Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network (

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