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The organizers of the Prairie Grass Film Challenge advise would-be participants to mark September 20, 21, and 22 as “sleep optional.” And with good reason: those dates represent the 48-hour period participants in the Challenge will have to script, direct, shoot, and cut together footage for an original film. On September 20th, each team will receive an e-mail with four elements: a genre, a prop, a line of dialogue, and a character. The following forty-eight hours will demand a whirlwind of activity and creativity as teams compete for nearly $3,000 worth of cash prizes.

The festival’s purpose and goal is to showcase the talent and creativity in Northwest Iowa and the surrounding Tri-State area, as well as promote filmmaking that displays the Prairie Grass Film Challenge’s criteria for “content worth consuming”: truth, fun, quality, genuineness, and creativity.

The festival is open to all. To learn more or access details, and official forms go to .