Ready, set ... ACTION! Renton Crash Cinema challenges filmmakers | SLIDESHOW

Six teams fanned out across Renton Saturday afternoon with one goal in mind: Make a three-minute movie to be played later that day at the Renton Civic Theatre.

The SIFF Crash Cinema one day challenge gives filmmakers eight hours to write, film, edit and premiere a mini-movie, all based around five randomly selected elements.

On Saturday, the filmmakers met at the Renton Historical Museum at 9 a.m. for a brief meeting, including the drawing of the five elements that must be included in the film, and then dispersed through the city to write and film their entries.

All of the movies had to include the following elements, as chosen from baskets during the opening meeting:

• Genre: Fantasy

* Character name: Hank the Tank

• Prop/Costume to be included: a photograph

•Type of Action: Finger to lips in a "shhh" motion.

• Line of dialogue: "The orders were for your protection."

Thirty-five people started off the day and the following films were screened and entered in the competition:

• "Poof" by the Film Vandals;

• "Got 'em" by Loveless Act Productions;

• "Hank and Bernettra" by SuperMegaFoxyAwesomeHot;

• "Renton Wreckers" by the Renton Wreckers;

• "Princess and the Tank" by You Made It; and

• "Magic Is(n't) Real" by CSS Kicks Butt.

The Renton Reporter is hosting the People's Choice Award online contest. All of the submitted films will be posted for viewing and voting.

Check back at the Renton Reporter to see how you can vote.

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