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48 Hour Film Project coming up

08/23/2010 14:34:50

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The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which a team of filmmakers make a movie - write, shoot, edit and score it - in just 48 hours.

The 48 Hour Film Project, the world's largest timed filmmaking competition, will tear through Johannesburg for the first time on the 1st to the 3rd of October 2010, challenging Joburg filmmakers to complete the entire filmmaking process - from writing and casting to shooting and editing - in a mere 48 hours.

Participants can enter as crews, relying on inspiration, adrenaline, and lots of coffee to complete short films of up to seven minutes in only two sleepless days. The competition is open to any aspirant film maker, pro and novice alike.

Participating teams will be given a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue that they must work into their film. They will be responsible for putting together a cast and crew, and getting equipment and anything else needed to make a film. Films submitted even one minute late will be disqualified.

The 48 Hour Film Project's mission is to advance filmmaking and promote filmmakers. The tight 48-hour deadline puts the focus squarely on the filmmaking, emphasizing creativity and teamwork and "doing" instead of "talking." The emphasis is also on building communities of local creative people - facilitating making new connections, showcasing skills, and celebrating what creativity and teamwork can accomplish in just one weekend. In 2009, more than 40,000 filmmakers in 76 cities participated in the festival.

Films will be screened for the public on the 12th and 13th of October at the Rosebank Cinema Nouveau where the audience will select the best film. We will host an awards ceremony at the Blue's room in Sandton on the 17th of October. The winners will walk away with a Panasonic HD camera and be in the running for top honors at Filmapalooza, the 48 Hour Film Project's annual awards event honoring the year's top films, which will take place in 2011. Films will also compete to be among 14 films to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner in 2011.

For registration details and further information please visit www.48hourfilm.com/johannesburg or e-mail johannesburg@48hourfilm.com.  

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