Since 2012, Tallgrass Film Association and CreativeRush has partnered together to create Down to the Wire a 24 HR Film Race. Every year our filmmakers and community come together to support this industry in our community.
The race takes place annually in June and participants can enter on their own as a team of one or with up to fifteen people. Teams have 24 hours to write, produce, shoot and edit a short film that is six minutes or less. All films are required to include The Elements that are randomly selected at the beginning of the race.
Once films are turned in by the 24-hour deadline, a jury will screen each film, and a Top 10 will be showcased at the Orpheum Theatre at 7:00 pm that night. The Top 10 Showcase will feature CreativeRush’s orange couch, a panel VIP Judges, Awards & Prizes, and a beautiful historic theater filled will people!
The Top 10 Showcase will feature CreativeRush’s orange couch, a panel of VIP Judges, Awards & Prizes, and a beautiful historic theater filled with the community!
General Admission tickets available online and at the door*
Filmmakers find more info on the race by reading our Rules, Regulations, Registration, and the Full Schedule.
2012 : 34 teams raced. 27 films submitted. 500+ showcase attendees
2013 : 35 teams raced — 285 Registered Team Members.
28 films submitted. 750+ showcase attendees
2014 : 31 teams raced — 310 Registered Team Members.
29 films submitted. 810+ showcase attendees
2015 : 27 teams raced — 267 Registered Team Members.
26 films submitted. 850+ showcase attendees.
2016 : 34 teams raced — 290 Registered Team Members.
34 films submitted. 1000 showcase attendees.