It doesn't have to involve multimillion dollar budgets. You don't need a cast of thousands. Swathes of CGI are rather unnecessary.
FilmDash is a 48-hour challenge - write, shoot, edit and release (well, upload to YouTube) a short film in a mere two days.
Below is one that a friend of mine, Phil (the legendary renderer I talked about here) pulled together last weekend with his team. Remember, everything you see here was done from scratch over 48 hours.
And there was some fat bloke playing 'Dignitary Handing Out Awards', too: