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24 Speed

The W&M Global Film Festival, in partnership with W&M Libraries and the Reeder Media Center, is proud to host the 16th Annual 24 Speed competition!


During the 24 Speed competition, W&M participants are assigned a genre, prop, and line of dialogue that must be incorporated into the creation of a short film. Teams of current students and alumni race against the clock to deliver their films in under 24 hours, with awards going to the top films as judged by a jury of W&M faculty and community members.

The 2020 contest will kick off at 5:30 PM on Friday, January 24 in the Reeder Media Center of Swem Library. To sign up, current students and alumni should visit the main 24 Speed website to read up on the rules and register their team.


The 24 Speed films will be screened in two events, one for the shorts created by teams of current W&M students, and another for those created by alumni. Both of these screenings are free and unticketed. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

SCREENING #1 – Current Student 24 Speed Films
Wednesday, January 29, Kimball Theatre
7:30 PM – Doors open, showcase of trailers for 2020 GFF films
8:00 PM – Main program including all completed entries from current students and awards

SCREENING #2 – Alumni 24 Speed Films
Saturday, February 1, Tucker Theater
10:15 PM – Main program including all completed alumni entries, hosted by Zach Keifer ’07


Past 24 Speed short films are available for viewing on the W&M Libraries YouTube channel.