48 Hour Film Project

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The 48 Hour Film Project is a contest in which teams of filmmakers are assigned a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue, and have 48 hours to create a short film containing those elements. Shortly after the 48 hours of filmmaking, the films from each city are then screened at a theater in that city.[1] The Project was inspired by The 24 Hour Plays.[1] It has existed since 2001.[1] It was created by Mark Ruppert and is produced by Ruppert and Liz Langston.[1] In 2009, nearly 40,000 filmmakers made around 3000 films in 76 cities worldwide.[1]

List of participating locations[edit]

All cities listed below have participated every year since their introduction, unless otherwise noted.

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The competition organizers maintain records online that indicate which cities have participated in past years.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

Awards[edit]

In each participating city, one participant is chosen as the City Winner and their film is submitted to a jury for consideration against other City Winners for the competition year. The jury's selection from among these films is named the year's winner and is honored at Filmapalooza, the finale festival for the 48 Hour Film Project.[13]

Year Film Genre Team
(Director)
Nationality
2002 White Bitch Down Mystery Boondogglers
Jon Hill
United States Atlanta, Georgia
2003 Baggage Fantasy Slapdash Films
Kent Nichols
United States Los Angeles, California
2004 Moved Science fiction Nice Hat Productions
Scott Ippolito
Jim Issa
United States Atlanta, Georgia
2005 Mimes of the Prairie Musical or Western Team Last to Enter
John Hansen
United States Des Moines, Iowa
2006 Tooth and Nail Mockumentary Cinema Syndicate
Sean McGrath
United States Portland, Oregon
2007 TimeCatcher Superhero No Budget Productions
Amit Saragosi
Israel Tel Aviv, Israel
2008 Transfert Horror FatCat Films
Pierre Zandrowicz
France Paris, France
2009 Nicht nur der Himmel ist blau Mockumentary Sharktankcleaners
Oliver Walser
Germany Berlin, Germany
2010 The Girl Is Mime Silent film Far From Home
Tim Bunn
United Kingdom London, England
2011 In Captivity Superhero Jpixx Films
Jon Abrahams
United States Hampton Roads, Virginia
2012 Jacques Serres Dark comedy Les Productions avec Volontiers
François Goetghebeur
Nicolas Lebrun
France Paris, France

Related Competitions[edit]

In 2003, the creators of the 48 Hour Film Project created the National Film Challenge, which is an annual three-day film competition with roughly the same structure as the 48 Hour Film Project, except that the films are mailed in when completed and then screened on-line, rather than being shown in movie theater in the local city.[14] In 2008, this competition was opened to filmmakers from around the world and although the name was not officially changed, the runner-up hailed from Utrecht, Netherlands.[14] The founders and organizers say that the NFC offers a time-based filmmaking competition to participants around the world, including those who are not close to a 48 Hour Film Project participating city.

The organizers of the Auckland competition split off from the 48 Hour Film Project after the 2003 competition and formed 48HOURS, which is now a wholly separate organization that runs a similar competition in New Zealand.

In 2006, the producers of the National Film Challenge began the International Documentary Challenge (also known as the Doc Challenge) in which participating filmmakers produce a documentary in five days.[15]

In 2011, 48 Go Green split off from 48 Hour Film Project to become a separate, independent organization. 48 Go Green has a similar style of competition. The primary differences are an ecological theme, and an entirely online competition to allow worldwide participation. 48 Go Green and 48 Hour Film Project parted ways following a disagreement between 48 Hour Film Project and co-producers Francesco Vitali and Christos Siametis.[16][17]

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "The 48 Hour Film Project: What We're About". 48 Hour Film Project. April 2010. Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  2. ^ "48HFP 2011 Tour". 48 Hour Film Project. December 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  3. ^ "48HFP 2010 Tour". 48 Hour Film Project. January 2011. Archived from the original on 15 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  4. ^ "48HFP 2009 Tour". 48 Hour Film Project. November 2009. Archived from the original on 12 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  5. ^ "48HFP 2008 Tour". 48 Hour Film Project. April 2010. Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  6. ^ "48HFP 2007 Tour". 48 Hour Film Project. June 2009. Archived from the original on 3 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  7. ^ "48HFP 2006 Tour". 48 Hour Film Project. June 2009. Archived from the original on 5 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  8. ^ "48HFP 2005 Tour". 48 Hour Film Project. June 2009. Archived from the original on 19 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  9. ^ "48HFP 2004 Tour". 48 Hour Film Project. June 2009. Archived from the original on 19 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  10. ^ "48HFP 2003 Tour". 48 Hour Film Project. June 2009. Archived from the original on 19 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  11. ^ "48HFP 2002 Tour". 48 Hour Film Project. June 2009. Archived from the original on 19 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  12. ^ "48HFP 2001 Tour". 48 Hour Film Project. June 2009. Archived from the original on 19 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  13. ^ "Filmapalooza". 48 Hour Film Project. April 2010. Archived from the original on 5 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  14. ^ a b "National Film Challenge". National Film Challenge. April 2010. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  15. ^ "Doc Challenge". Doc Challenge. April 2010. Archived from the original on 2 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  16. ^ "48 Go Green Disclaimer". Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  17. ^ "48 Go Green: The Creation". Creamyw Ltd. Retrieved 19 July 2012.