Dates announced for this year's 48 Hour Film Project [Movies]

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Dates announced for this year's 48 Hour Film Project [Movies]

How long does it take to make a Hollywood movie? Quite a while, I’d imagine: pre-production consists of writing the script, casting the parts, hiring the crew, scouting locations, making costumes, building sets, storyboarding, and all sorts of other planning; shooting the film can take months; then post-production – editing, scoring, sound mixing, creating a trailer, booking theaters, etc. etc. etc. Making a movie is a lot of work.

How to simplify?

That is the task of the participants of this year’s 48 Hour Film Project. The objective is in the title: filmmaking teams have just 48 hours to produce a short film, from writing to shooting to editing. To make it even more interesting, the rules specify a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue which must be present in every film. In addition, each team draws a genre at random, thus dictating what type of film they will produce.

The dates for this year’s 48 Hour Film Project have been announced: the creation of film will commence at 6:00 pm on Friday, July 20, and conclude on Sunday, July 22. This gives aspiring participants three months to get together a team – but keep in mind, any sort of production prior to the start time, including writing, is prohibited.

This is a fantastic opportunity for those who aspire to a career in film to show off their talents. All films created will be showcased at Village 8 Theater, and the especially good works have potential to move on to bigger and better audiences; last year’s winner of Best Film from Louisville (see below) screened during the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas.

Complete details, rules, and sign-up information can be found at the 48 Hour Film Project website, and updates will be posted to Facebook and Twitter.

Image: 48 Hour Film Project website

About Allan Day
My "real" job is bartending, but I'm a writer and a filmmaker, owner of Monkey's Uncle Productions LLC. I am also a single father, avid reader of books, watcher of movies, and listener of music. My idols include Kurt Vonnegut, Charlie Chaplin, Charlie Kaufman, Lloyd Kaufman, Lars von Trier, Ingmar Bergman, Thom Yorke, Jonsi, Don DeLillo, and David Foster Wallace.
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