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It’s time for Orlando’s 48 hour film project competition

The 48 hour film project
The 48 hour film project
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This year’s 48 hour film project kicks off Friday, August 22 in Orlando. For those unfamiliar with the 48 hour film project, competitions take place year round in over 100 cities around the world. The event features competing teams that have 48 hours to take a short Indie film from concept to completion, including writing, shooting, editing and scoring.

On Friday, August 22, the Orlando teams will be assigned a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre for their film project. All other details are left up to the individual teams as they create and film their movie short. The completed films must be turned in on Sunday, August 24.

The completed films will have their premiere screening at The Plaza Cinema Café on September 10. There will be local industry professionals there as judges as well as audience voting. The “Best of” screening will be held at the same place on September 14.

At the “Best of” screening winners will be announced in all the categories and certificates will be awarded, with the top winner also receiving a trophy. The Indie short film that is awarded “Best Of Orlando” will then move forward to Filmapalooza, where it will compete with the other cites for the Grand Prize of $5000, software and a screening at Cannes.

“The 2014 winner ‘TechSquad’ went on to screen at 16 other festivals, picking up many accolades, along the way,” said Rob Ward the Orlando Producer for the 48 Hour Film Project. “That’s great exposure for their team, The 48 Hour Film Project and Orlando. Producing the 48HFP is great; we have many talented and creative individuals in Central Florida. Aside from the chaos of organizing, calling, locking down dates and seeking out sponsors, it is great to see what they produce in just 48 hours, each year. If you’ve ever thought about being in or being part of a movie, here’s your chance. Register a team, join a team, be a sponsor, or just come join us for the screenings.”

Teams need to go to the Orlando 48 hour film project official site to register. The cost to participate is $160 per team and space is limited. If a team registers before July 28, the cost is only $140.

There are special meet and greet sessions going on now. These are opportunities for teams to get together, meet the other teams and for filmmakers that might still be looking to add to their teams. There are two meet and greets still on the schedule, Thursday July 24 and Tuesday, July 29 at CuePhoria Billiards & Café, 2050 Semoran Blvd in Winter Park.

Follow along with the competition on the official site, Facebook and Twitter.