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2018 Timelapse Film Festival

the premiere event for the timelapse community - worldwide


The theme of our 2018 Timelapse Film Festival
is to showcase films which use timelapse techniques to

Tell Me a Story!

We are looking for more than stunning visuals,
we are looking for you, as a filmmaker, to tell a visual story.

You have the viewers attention,
now is your chance to not only entertain
but to inform. 

The world is watching! 

share your timelapse film with the world

2018 submissions - opens january 15, 2018



Sponsored by 

our On-Line Community Partners

World-Class Panel of Judges 

The Timelapse Film Festival Judges are renowned for their passion, creativity and leadership in the Timelapse art-form. Our 2018 Judges are:

Tom Lowe
Award-Winning Cinematographer
and Director of "Timescapes"

Gunther Wegner
Inventor of LRTimelapse,
the software which created a revolution in Timelapse Filmmaking.

Bobby Furst
Nationally known Assemblage artist and photographer/videographer.
Bobby is a driving force in the hi-desert art scene with his multi-media performance space "Furst Wurld".

Peter Bill
Professor of New Media and Interdisciplinary Arts
at Western New Mexico University
Timelapse Experimenter and mentor to many emerging filmmakers.


2018 Film Festival Theme & Categories

In just a few short years, Timelapse has become a powerful medium for conveying ideas. Our 2018 Theme is: 

Tell Me a Story!

We will be looking for films which inform our viewers with a message. 
Our 2018 categories are:

humans and NATURE 

 living in the city

documentary / social commentary


student assignment "a day in the life"

2018 Prizes 

We are still rounding up our 2018 prizes!

(Our 2016 Prizes included)

Best-In-Show - Kessler TLS System 3-Axis

2nd Place Overall - Kessler TLS System 1-Axis

3rd Place Overall - SmartSystem Motion Control

4th Place Overall - Rhino Camera Gear Gift Certificate 

Top 3 Winners in each Category - Trigger Trap

2018 Schedule & Awards Ceremony

Open for Submissions

January  15, 2018


March 21, 2018

REGULAR Submission Deadline - $50 per film

June 5 2018

EXTENDED Submission Deadline - $70 per film

July 16, 2018

FIlm Festival / Awards Ceremony

August 4, 2018 - 7pm-10pm
Joshua Tree Retreat Center
Joshua Tree, California

The top 3 winners in each of the categories will be shown and
awards will be presented by the judges, including the Best-in-Show Award. 

The Awards Ceremony will be followed by a Panel Discussion with the Judges.
Reception to follow Awards Ceremony(No-Host Bar) 



The Premiere Event for the Timelapse Community - Worldwide