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48 Hour Film Project coming to Philadelphia

48 Hour Film Project
48 Hour Film Project

Do you have a passion for filmmaking? Are you a creative storyteller? Can you go 48 hours without sleep? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then the 48 Hour Film Project might be for you. According to their website, the 48 Hour Film Project is "a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 48 hours." Teams will be assigned a character, prop, line of dialogue, and genre. After that, you have 48 hours to bring your movie to completion.

Filmmaker Mark Ruppert founded the 48 Hour Film Project in 2001. The event has produced over 19,000 films made by over 278,000 people. This year, the 48 Hour Film Project will visit more than 120 cities and expects more than 60,000 people to make short films. The teams have ranged from one person doing everything to a team from Albuquerque with 116 people.

Awards will be given out for Best Directing, Best Writing, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Actor, Best Musical Score, Best Sound Design, Best Special Effects, Best Use of Genre, Best Use of Character, Best Use of Prop, and Best Use of Line. The Grand Prize Trophy winner will receive $5,000 and the top ten best films will be screened at Cannes Film Festival in 2015. Click here to see the winners from last year.

Still interested? Then it's time to get your team together! The 48 Hour Film Project will be in Philadelphia on the weekend of August 15-17. Registration is $160. A complete list of 48 Hour Film Project events can be found here.