Two years ago, Bloomington filmmaker Eric Ayotte created the monthly Instant Gratification film challenge as a way to encourage people to make short films without all of the money and planning of more formal filmmaking. The films range from silly to touching, and many are made by first-time filmmakers.http://indianapublicmedia.org/arts/instant-gratification/
The movie challenge is monthly, and the films are due the night of the screening. There's no telling what the screening will be like until that night. I know of 3 local filmmakers that made films so far: Out of the Basement Films, 88.8 films, and me.