The 48 Hour Film Project is seeking filmmakers, actors, musicians, and artists of all kinds to join the fun and produce a film in 48 hours. Imagine shooting a film in the middle of the night in the city you love with a deadline that makes your heart race. Starting Friday evening, teams will be embroiled in a frenzied dash to write, act, shoot, edit, and produce their short films by 7:30pm on Sunday. Deadlines are tight and competition is fierce.
With over 25,000 completed short films under its belt, the 48 Hour Film Project has earned its place as the world’s largest timed filmmaking competition. Teams will race to produce short films from start to finish over the course of one weekend. The champion of the challenge will win a spot on the big screen at the Cannes International Film Festival, $5,000 USD and lifelong bragging rights for winning a renowned international film contest.
The event creates a fun opportunity for contestants of all skills levels and gives each team the dream of having their film screen at the Cannes International Film Festival at the Short Film Corner. Local teams will premier their finished films on the big screen in their home cities, and are encouraged to invite family, friends, peers and colleagues to attend the local screening events. The winning filmmakers from each city receive an exclusive invitation to attend Filmapalooza 2015, the international film festival and awards finale, held in Hollywood at the end of the tour in March.
Despite its far-reaching success, the 48 Hour Film Project has been able to preserve its grassroots heritage and continues to provide exciting challenges for indie filmmakers. If you understand the secret vernacular of pulling an idea from your head and giving it life on screen, then come join this year’s creative challenge on one of the thousands of teams world-wide.
The 48 Hour Film Project is the oldest and largest timed film competition in the world. This 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.