48 Go Green

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48 Go Green is an ecologically-themed international filmmaking competition.[1] Teams create a short (four to seven minute) film during the 48 hours of the competition.[2] Each team is assigned a randomly generated ecological theme, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue. The entirety of the production of the film takes place during the 48 hours of competition. [3]

History[edit]

2009[edit]

Executive Producer Francesco Vitali and Producer Christos Siametis created 48 Go Green Athens as a pilot project after their work at 48 Hour Film Project in Athens.[4] This program was created to be concurrent with the United Nations Climate Change Conference. [5]

2011[edit]

48 Go Green 2011 became an international competition, headquartered in Cyprus. There were online events being held concurrent to physical events in key cities throughout the world. Winning films were shown in the Short Film Corner of Cannes International Film Festival.[6] The change from the live event meant that 330 teams from 125 cities worldwide were able to participate. [7]

After the 2011 competition, Vitali and Siametis broke ties with 48 Hour Film and began to operate 48 Go Green independently.

2012[edit]

48 Go Green 2012’s competition brought more changes. The host city component was dropped, and the competition was held solely online. 2012’s 48 Go Green was divided into three groups that took place throughout the year. The top winners of the competition had their film screened in Hollywood, California at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre of the Academy of the Motion Picture Arts on April 19, 2013, to correspond with Earth Day Celebration. [8] The Grand Prize Winner of 2012 was Shant Dolbakian's [9] Happy Days. [10]

2013[edit]

48 Go Green's competition did away with Kick-Off Dates and Project weekends in 2013. Participants choose their own 48 hour time period in which to compete up until November 15, 2013. The Grand Prize and awards ceremony were retained from 2012's competition, $10,000 in cash and prizes for Grand Prize and a screening in Hollywood, California for the Top 15 Films. [11]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "48 Go Green Official Website". Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "48 Go Green Official Website". Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "48 Go Green Official Website". Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "48HFP Go Green in Greece". Mosaiko. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "48 Go Green Official Website". Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Thomson, Steven. "Fast filmmaking and eco activism join forces for 48 Go Green". Culture Map Houston. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "48 Go Green Official Website". Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "48 Go Green Official Website". Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Shant Dolbakian Bio IMDB Official Website". Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "International Film Festival Changes the World, One Environmental Short at a Time". Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "48 Go Green Official Website". Retrieved 18 July 2012. 

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