This year we’re teaming up with 105.5 The Colorado Sound to present the festival. This new partnership will provide a bevy of opportunities, exposure and prestige.

The 53:14 Music Video Experiment gives filmmakers and musicians a limited window (53 hours and 14 minutes) to conceive, shoot, edit and delivery an original music video. Similar to a 48 Hour Film Festival, this experiment comes with a catch. Filmmakers and musicians won’t know who they are working with until Kickoff on April 10, 2020. During that event, filmmaker teams and bands/musicians will be randomly paired up and sent off to create their original music video in just over 2 days.

To help with this project, we’re providing each team a budget of $500 and we even cater a few meals during the production weekend! The music videos will premiere on April 25, 2020 during FoCoMX at Washington’s. A free encore screening will take place at The Lyric on Sunday April 26.

The 53:14 is made possible thanks to support from 105.5 The Colorado Sound and MUSE, a responsive, competitive grant program offered by the Bohemian Foundation that provides support to organizations that have music as their primary focus, or that have a music-centered program.

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