Brought to you by Lazy Park Entertainment

Zeal Reel Micro Short Film Competition™

The Screening

A Celebration of our Filmmakers

Brought to you by Lazy Park Entertainment

Zeal Reel Micro Short Film Competition™

The Screening
A Celebration
of our Filmmakers

Houston Filmmakers and Creatives worldwide, join us for an evening of entertaining, prize-winning micro short films.

We’re talking great food, social hour, and short films in a room full of creatives. Now this is the mix to be in!

Around here, WE LOVE SHORT FILMS! We also love testing the limits of creativity. We are a micro short film competition dedicated to giving scrappy, self-taught filmmakers an opportunity to show the world’s universal humanity and what is possible through the creative lens. 

Selected and qualified Texas-based filmmakers have a chance to win the Texas Filmmaker Audience Award at this live screening event. The winner will be voted on by you, the audience. 

RUN OF SHOW

Event Date

November 14, 2019

Location

Ronin Art House

806 Richey St. Suite C

Houston, TX 77002

Social Hour

6:00 PM

Micro Shorts

7:00 PM

Awards

7:45 PM

Screening Soon

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Are you ready for a challenge?

Welcome to our inaugural Zeal Reel Micro Short Film Competition™! We believe in celebrating your creative imagination for short form content and challenge you to make the ultimate short film in 60 seconds or less. Will you accept this challenge?

Was that an, “OMG! I’m in!”, we just heard?

Can you tell a compelling narrative or documentary story in 60 seconds?

Yes?

Then YOU are the filmmaker we’re looking for!

So much can happen in one minute. We want you to put on a masterclass with your visually stunning, well-written, character-based micro short.

We’re looking for a glimpse of cinema magic that leaves its audience wanting to know more about your character’s story. Show us your character’s universal story borne from personal truth.

A micro short film is not a commercial or a promotional video. We want to see your zeal – passion, energy, and intensity of filmmaking – come to life through innovative storytelling.

Maybe it’s our ADHD or our real-life focus pull, but around here, WE LOVE SHORT FILMS! We also love testing the limits of creativity. We are an online film competition dedicated to giving scrappy, self-taught filmmakers an opportunity to show the world’s universal humanity and what is possible through the creative lens. This competition is just the beginning for your micro short. We encourage you to explore your character and develop your film further. As a winner, we hope our prize allows you to do just that.

Submission Guidelines

Watch these cautionary clips on what not to do.

  • Submissions must be sixty (60) seconds in length or shorter, including credits.
  • Submissions must be a scripted motion picture, this includes documentary films, that could be developed into a longer length short film or feature film.
  • Submission genres can be found on FilmFreeway.
  • Submissions per entrant is unlimited. Each entry is a separate fee.
  • Submissions co-owned/co-created only need one person to serve as the entrant be it producer, writer, or director.
  • Submissions must be in high definition.
  • Submission can only be entered for one (1) category.
  • Submitted material must not contain obscene, unlawful, or objectionable content.

See full Terms and Conditions here.

The Competition begins on July 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM Central Standard Time (CST)

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About Us

Lazy Park Entertainment, LLC is a film and video production services company located in Houston, TX. We began with a passion to tell stories and promote visual art throughout the Houston community. A community that thrives with the spirit of independent filmmaking, comradery, and quality craftsmanship.

We are creating Hollywood in Houston! 

To learn more about Lazy Park Entertainment, go here.

The Awards

The Results

Check back after the competition. The Competition results will be announced on our website within 30 days following the closing date of the competition. Winners will also be made public and permanently posted to the Competition website. This will be in accordance with our privacy policy.

Filmmakers and friends, join us on November 14, 2019 at Ronin Art House 806 Richey St. Suite C, Houston, TX 77002 for our awards event. The Texas Filmmaker Audience Award winner will be voted on by live ballot and all award winners will be recognized during the event.

See Official Rules here.

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Grand Prize Winner

Best Micro Short Film                        $2,500

Texas Filmmaker Winner

Audience Award                                 $1,000

Genres and Laurels

Twenty (20) other awards and Competition laurels will be presented to filmmakers for genre categories and production crew/cast positions.

contact us

For additional information, please complete the form below and we’ll contact you as soon as  possible. Thank you.

713-742-2292 

P.O. Box 2052

Houston, TX 77252

Our Story

Lazy Park Entertainment, LLC is a film and video production company located in Houston, TX. We provide both products and services within the moving image industry; serving clients locally and nationally. We officially formed Lazy Park Entertainment, or LPE, in January 2018, but our history begins in the winter of 2013.

We began with the unconventional corporate video for holiday events and loved being in the space of creating something new and unexpected for a deeply rooted industry culture. From here we expanded into other B2B and individual video productions. For our video production services, we operate under the motto “Our video services promote brand YOU!”.

Filmmaking has always been the core of who we are and what we do. From days on set as Production Assistants, we’ve graduated to producing, writing, and directing films. Producing both narrative and documentary films, we exist to offer thought-provoking, entertaining art with a sprinkle of activism and social examination. When it comes to filmmaking, we believe everyone has a personal story that connects universally.

Some may ask why put “Lazy” in our name because we are light years away from being lazy. When we carefully considered our exhaustive list of names, Lazy Park captured us for this reason. In our hectic, over-worked, vacation-deprived, professional and social lives, we often feel unproductive or guilty for taking a few hours to enjoy the one life for which we’re doing all of this hard work. So, at LPE, we want you to release the guilt, relax and embrace a lazy day for once.

Who hope you will allow us to fill your “lazy day” with entertaining and universal stories of humanity birth from personal truths.