...and some of it is awesome.
Here's the YouTube playlist.
At the start of the 24 hours the teams were given to complete and upload their films (which could be no longer than ten minutes and three seconds), they were given two requirements.
1. The line "The buffalo's finished. And it's not even flying." had to be included in the dialogue.
2. The film had to include a Shorti-sized hoagie from Wawa,
the convenience store a block from the campus. The sandwich had to be completely consumed on camera during the film.
Some of the filmmakers had a story in mind into which they integrated the two requirements. Several of them, however, obviously didn't start work until they knew the requirements...which really impresses me. And it was great fun to see how these two elements were incorporated into the films.
The winners were "Hookup Frustrations" and "Requiem for a Sandwich," which display the aforementioned two different approaches. My other favorite is "Fight Sub," which I think is just wonderful. "Elmo-Suited Gal" and "LESBIANS!" have their moments. I love the opening and closing shots in the latter. (That kid is a real nut.)
(Erm, you can skip "Field of Schemes" and "Hoagie Heist," sorry, kids.)
This was the inaugural Film Fest, and we consider it a huge success. I was out of town and missed the premiere screening, but I'm told the room was packed. The freshman who did the terribly meta "Science Research" says that next year, he's going to include the buffalo line and the hoagie along with next year's required components, and keep adding on each year. So cool!