Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge

The deadline for the next Star Wars Fan Movie is approaching. If you don’t have it circled on your calendar already, the due date is 27th May 2008.

Get creative, get some friends together, get your cameras rolling or get your animation started, and submit your fan movie to AtomFilms by 27 May for a chance to be in the running for awards at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July.

Your movie may even get seen and chosen by George Lucas, and win the coveted George Lucas Selects award. Winners may also get their Star Wars Fan Movies shown on Spike TV. More details at

Stumped for inspiration? Check out these classics from previous submissions.

Comedy is always a crowd-pleaser, as Chad Vader proved last year as the big winner. It’s also an election election year in the US, and therefore the perfect season for political ads. Or, since it’s also the year of Star Wars Celebration Japan, and you can let Japanese art be your muse.

Then again, how about something musical? Like this Barber Shop quartet take on the classic Ewok song?

Check out more Star Wars fan movies here and make sure to enter this year’s challenge by 27 May. You can even use Star Wars Galaxies as the ultimate Star Wars movie-making kit, and turn in a machinima-style original.

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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