Chicago Filmmakers have 48 hours to make a masterpiece


Chicago filmmakers will have just 48 hours to write, direct and edit original films this weekend as part of the 13th Chicago 48 Hour Film Project.

The 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) is an international film festival that pushes filmmakers to create a short film from start to finish over the course of two days. There are 48 Hour Film Projects in over 130 cities across six continents throughout the year. The winning film from each city has the opportunity to compete in the Filmapalooza international competition, which will be hosted in Paris in 2018. The top 12 films coming out of Filmapalooza will be screened at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Fifty-five teams of filmmakers will compete in the Chicago portion of the 2017 48HFP. At the kickoff event Friday night, each team will draw two film genres and be given their choice of the two. All teams must use a common character name and profession, prop and line in their films; these elements will also be announced Friday. The Chicago 2016 48HFP elements, for example, were a character named Ian or Iris Burrmon working as a treasurer; a prop of a cassette tape; and the line “It can’t (cannot) be that difficult.” All films must run between four and seven minutes and be submitted by 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Source: Chicago Tribune


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