The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which teams make a movie — from scripting to scoring it — in just 48 hours. On Friday night, they get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in the movie. 48 hours later, the movie must be complete.
All the films made in the competition are then screened at a local theater. An eminent jury panel comprising leading film personalities chooses the winner for that particular City Project. The Best Film winner competes with all the international winners for the grand prize, the Best International Film.
The 48HFP was started in May 2001 by Washington DC-based filmmaker duo, Mark Ruppert and Liz Langston who came up with the crazy idea of making a short film in 48 hours! A decade later, nearly 60,000 filmmakers made 4,000 films in 96 cities on 6 continents. 2012 is poised to be even bigger with more cities being added on the world tour.
The tight deadline of 48 hours puts the focus squarely on the filmmakers — emphasizing creativity and teamwork skills. While the time limit places an unusual restriction on the filmmakers, it is also liberating by putting an emphasis on “doing” instead of “talking.”
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