This one’s just for the high school (and college) folk who use Macintosh computers, though PC users and lower grades can have some fun of their own with the idea: Apple’s Insomnia Film Festival. You will have 24 hours to put Spielberg to shame with a theme and other parameters that will be announced the morning of October 13th.
“The Insomnia Film Festival is back—and while the world sleeps, your students could be making film history. On Saturday, October 13 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern time), Apple will post a top-secret list of elements — special props, dialogue, settings — you get the idea. Choose any three to include in your movie. Then all your students have to do is write, cast, shoot, edit, score, and upload a 3-minute masterpiece within 24 hours. No problem, right?” http://www.apple.com/education/insomnia