The 48 Hour Film Project

Come to Filmapalooza 2013!

48 Hour Filmmakers and the their films will converge on Hollywood in March 2013. Filmapalooza is the 48 Hour Film Project's annual Screening and Awards weekend. Filmmakers from around the world meet to celebrate the best 48 hour films of the year. Attendees will network with fellow indie filmmakers, attend screenings and seminars led by industry professionals as well as join in the awards party to congratulate the 48HFP Grand Champion of 2012. Join us at Filmapalooza! Click here for more info...

posted January 14, 2013 | permalink

Going to Cannes!

We are pleased to announce the films that will represent the 48HFP at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. They are slated to be screened on Monday, May 21 at 1:30 p.m. Atlanta "The Prince's Perfect Party" Berlin "My Darling, I'm So Sorry" Boston "One Step Forward" Hampton Roads "In Captivity" Ho Chi Minh City "Canh Ba Ba" Houston "Cold War" Johannesburg "Child" Las Vegas "The Last Taco Shop" New South Wales "A Little Bit Behind" Paris "Casse Gueule" San Francisco "How the Spot Was Won" Richmond "Summer League" Utrecht "Page 23" "Bliss" Australia 2011 48 Green Hours Winning Film

posted March 13, 2012 | permalink

Something fun and FREE for Technology Lovers:

Join the NAB Show® on May 12 as it launches the first official online extension of the April convention in Virtual View. See product demonstrations you may have missed and continue the conversation from the April show — from the convenience of your home or office. This event is FREE to attend.

Register today!

posted May 11, 2011 | permalink

In Cannes

We are proud to announce that there will be two screenings of 48 Hour films at the Cannes Film Festival this year. As a featured part of the Short Film Corner, 48HFP films will be screened on Monday, May 16, and Tuesday, May 17, and feature a selection of the best 48HFP films from 2011 including the five finalists from the 48 Go Green.

The films to be screened are:
"Africa" • "Casting Call" • "Charlie, the Man who Brought Back the Sea" • "Collecting Hope" • "Dream" • "ER" • "The Fatal Heir" • "46 Miles" • "Gesti" • "The Girl is Mime" • "A Good Day to Die" • "Palindrome" • "Per Bianca" • "The Phantom Draw" • "Pray" • "The Revenge for '99" • "Shovel Ready" • "Stones" • "To the Land of the Setting Sun" • "Unwanted" • "Valentown" • "What's the 48?" • "You Shall Know No Grief"

posted April 25, 2011 | permalink

The 2011 Tour is Underway!

Seven cities have already taken place, but 94 remain! Here are our next stops:

April 29th to May 1st:

May 6th to 8th:

May 20th to 22nd:

More dates...

posted March 21, 2011 | permalink

Winners of the 2010 Tour

The awards for the 2010 Tour were announced on March 12th as part of Filmapalooza at the Miami International Film Festival. Some highlights:

Best Film, Best Directing, Best Cinematography
"The Girl Is Mime" by Far From Home from London

Runner Up for Best Film, Best Writing
"46 Miles" by Cinema Geeks from Denver

Second Runner Up for Best Film, Best Acting
"Casting Call" by Evolve Productions from Los Angeles

Best Editing
"Gesti" by Gadoev from Rome

See the rest of the awards...

posted March 21, 2011 | permalink

Winners of the 48 Go Green

The winners of the 48 Go Green have been announced! (You can see the films at www.48gogreen.com.)

Best Film
"Charlie the Man who Brought Back the Sea" by Gadoev (Bologna, Italy)

Runner Up for Best Film
"Collecting Hope" by Monarch Media Studios Inc (Bloomington, IN)

Second Runner Up for Best Film
"The Phantom Draw" by FUGO Studios (Atlanta, GA)

Fourth Place
"ER" by MAF (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Fifth Place
"To the Land of the Setting Sun" by Monsieur Soeur (Portland, OR)

posted March 21, 2011 | permalink

At NABShow

The 48 Hour Film Project returns to the NABShow this April. And any 48HFP filmmaker is welcome to a free registration for the NABShow floor. If you are planning to in be Las Vegas, let us know and come check out our screening of all of the 48 Go Green finalists at the Content Theater.

The Doc Challenge

81 teams made films as part of The Doc Challenge on March 3-7, 2011. The top twelve finalists will be announced in early April. Hot Docs in Toronto premieres the finalists is in early May with a national US TV broadcast on The Documentary Channel to follow. For more information, click here...

posted February 26, 2011 | permalink

48HFP Filmmaker goes to Sundance

Sundance Film Festival. It's one of the most internationally acclaimed film festivals in the world. Many filmmakers dream of one day having a film at Sundance. For 48HFP filmmaker Bryant Mock, that dream has come true.

Des Moines 48HFP filmmaker Mock worked on the film Prairie Love that was recently featured as part of Sundance's NEXT competition for low-budget indie films. The film centers on the relationship between a woman who has recently been released from prison, and a stranger who has stolen the identity of her boyfriend pen-pal. Prairie Love received its world premiere screening several weeks ago at Sundance. It was featured in the Huffington Post and reviewed by the Hollywood Reporter. We were able to get in touch with Mock after the festival to talk about his experiences.

What sort of work did you do for the film?

I was a producer on the film. Producing a low budget film means a lot of things. I would often go from finding things needed for the shoot to art department, wardrobe, gripping, and even playing a small role in the film.

Was there a point when you realized you were working on a really great project?

The shoot was very difficult in that we were in the Minot, North Dakota area Dec - Jan of 2008. A lot of the film takes place outside in the elements. It was a 'character' in the film itself. Needless to say shooting in -30 with windchill was challenging. That being said our crew was small and we had a great team effort. The acting really made it feel special and our DP Lawrence Schweich is a master at his craft. I would say it really hit home that we were on to something once principal photography started.

How was your first Sundance experience? What was it like seeing your film and being surrounded by brilliant filmmakers from around the world?

Sundance was simply amazing. Being around a collective group of people who share the same passion as you in such numbers is exhilarating. There is so much positive energy. When you're an independent filmmaker you're constantly being challenged with budgets and the restraints of your independence.

It's great to be around all those people who have done it like you. Sundance really has it going on for the indie filmmaker in that it really is about independent film. Yes, there are the 'big' budget indies but most of the films are not. They cater to the filmmakers with workshops, support systems, and having it in Park City which is a magical place in itself.

Do you think having a lower budget helped or hindered you? Do you think it's easier to make a film with a larger budget?

Obviously having more money for a film makes it easier, I think. It gives you latitude on having department heads or more crew and so on. Making a film for say $5 million is a challenge but making that same film for under $500K - now that's dedication. You are forced to be more resourceful and wear many hats. I think that makes you a better filmmaker. Did shooting this picture with a lower budget help or hinder? That's hard to say but for the most part I think it actually helped us. We were a small team and we were very dedicated. There was no animosity on set and it felt like family instead of hierarchy that you often find with big budget films.

Have you screened the film at other festivals? How about any plans for distribution in the works?

Prairie Love world premiered at Sundance which I have to say is a great feeling. The EP's have hired a PR firm to handle distribution and basically the future of the film. I am not at liberty at the moment to discuss those options. You may follow our website http://prairielove.com/ and see the press releases as to what moves are being made.

Now you're a 48HFP filmmaker as well--what has your experience been with the 48HFP?

I assembled a team and competed in my first 48 Hour competition at the 2009 48 Hour Film Project Des Moines Iowa. I thought it would be a good idea to see what happens when all of those crazy ingredients where combined in such a short time period. Let's face it, making films is hard enough, and doing it on such a level as the 48HFP hones your skills in a way that nothing else really can. We have a great team that I am really proud of. For everyone to give up their time and effort to produce such great things in a short time is exhilarating. We ended up winning for "Secretary's Day" Best of City-Best Actor-Best Acting Ensemble-Best Director-Audience Choice for our film. I had only intended to do just the one competition but it was so much fun we've been doing them since. We then went on to compete in the international which was great as well. Paris went on to win that one and deservedly they should of, it was a great film. Most of our team went to the Filmapalooza at NAB in Vegas that year and had a blast. I loved how Mark, Liz, Christina, and Ben organized the awards. They had other activities other than just the films that made it an overall event.

We then entered the 2010 48HFP Des Moines again and again we won Best of City-Best Use of Character-Best Use of Line of Dialog-Best Editing-Best Actress-Best Directing. We are once again attending Filmapalooza in Miami and are looking forward to a great time.

Have you learned anything from working on the 48HFP that you have been able to apply to your other films?

I think putting yourself in a position of making the best piece of film under the guidelines of a 48HFP is very challenging. I think it makes you a better filmmaker. You have to be great, fast, and everything else in 48 hours! That makes you a better filmmaker in the sense of your decision-making, economizing, and follow through. These are important steps if you want to be a filmmaker. I think overall it just works and it's a lot of fun. Even if you're not an indie or professional filmmaker by trade it's just a great way to be creative.

What's the next project you're working on?

2011 Eco Challenge!

Many thanks to Bryant Mock for taking the time to speak with us, and we wish him best of luck! For more information about Prairie Love, visit www.prairielove.com.

posted February 12, 2011 | permalink

2011 Tour

Our 2011 Tour is right around the corner, marking the tenth anniversary of our initial competition in Washington, DC. For the first time, we're heading to Kaohsiung, Prague, and Shanghai, and going to South America for the first time with São Paulo!

This year, 45,000 filmmakers in 24 countries will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world for the title "Best 48 Hour Film of 2011".

Find out when we're coming to your city.

posted February 7, 2011 | permalink

Filmapalooza

Filmapalooza—the finale festival for the 2010 48 Hour Film Project—was at the Miami International Film Festival March 10-13, 2011.

Who: 48 Hour Filmmakers from around the world.
What: The best 48HFP films from 2010
Where: The Miami International Film Festival
When: March 10-13
Why: Inspiration, education, networking, and fun!

We screened all the 48HFP US and International City Winners from 2010 (80 cities!) and more!

Click here for more information.

posted February 7, 2011 | permalink

48 Go Green

More than 5,000 filmmakers around the world participated in the first-ever international 48 Go Green, a chance for 48HFP filmmakers to draw attention to the environmental challenges the world faces.

Just like the 48HFP, the 48 Go Green allowed them to make a narrative short film in only 48 hours, writing, shooting, and editing it. Each film was about an environment issue, which was picked out of a hat. The competition took place in-person in Atlanta, Boston, DC, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Portland (Oregon), San Francisco, and on-line everywhere else.

Check out the finalists and vote for the winners!

posted December 22, 2010 | permalink

Pitching Your Film: The Inside Story

Larry Meistrich is founder and Chairman of Nehst Studios. He produced the Oscar-winner Sling Blade as well as You Can Count on Me, Croupier, and Belly, among many others. He created indy legend The Shooting Gallery and the innovative distribution company Film Movement.

48HFP Newsletter Editor Brian Bowers interviewed Larry about the pitch process.

As a movie producer, how often are you pitched projects?

I'm pitched all the time - at the dentist, with his hands in my mouth - at the grocery store, at my kid's school.

What sort of stage are these projects in when they're pitched? Script or treatment? Just a rough idea?

We get all types. But I want to explain that the real objective of a pitch - to us or anyone else - is simply to get them to say "I'd like to read that script." You see there are ideas and there is execution. People in the film business really buy execution. You might have a great idea, but what the producer wants to see is whether you can turn it into a shootable script. You don't need training to invent an idea, but you need lots of hours at the laptop before you can turn out a pro script - you need to be able to show the goods. We have made deals on ideas and treatments, but the writer has less leverage than when they are holding a shootable script in hand. If we have to hire someone to write from your idea that's a different value to us. Everyone has ideas. My dentist has ideas. What makes you marketable is having a great script that executes on that idea.

Tell us a little bit about what you think makes a successful pitch

A great pitch has to stand out from the thousands of pitches and scripts we see all the time. Ideally the pitch paints, in shorthand, an indelible picture of a unique main character in an unusual situation. The great pitch lets us think, "Oh, we could get that funded - that movie could make money." In order to do that, we like to see a character that a star actor will want to play. We want just enough to pique our interest so we start a dialog with you about the story and can't wait to read the script.

Who should filmmakers pitch their ideas to? Producers, directors, agents, etc.?

The term pitch - though standard in film, doesn't really capture what you need to be doing. You are "telling your story." You should be practicing telling your story to anyone who will listen - but - you really want to be pitching a qualified customer. You're not going to get many shots in front of a producer, so only do it when your project is ready. You can pitch to your friends, family and classmates for practice - but don't expect an industry reaction. An agent doesn't care about the pitch if you don't have a great draft. An agent can't sell a pitch, he can sell a screenplay. I wouldn't be pitching my ideas all over the place unless I had a strong draft of the script.

Where can they find these people to pitch to, and what is the best way to getting a pitch meeting?

The best way to get a pitch meeting is to be introduced by someone the producer knows and trusts. But that person isn't going to "use up" a favor unless your project won't embarrass him. You're just not going to get that many pitch meetings - make them count. You can also pitch your script to Nehst's on-line pitching service Pitch Nehst.

What's the best advice you can give filmmakers who have projects they want to get produced, funded, and/or distributed?

Pay your dues. Getting your script produced is just as hard as playing in the Superbowl, playing at Carnegie Hall, or doing brain surgery at Columbia Presbyterian hospital. The scripts that get bought are rarely the first script a writer has done. Just because you have Final Draft doesn't mean you are a pro - it means your work is formatted professionally. This business is as Darwinian as any - you need to commit to the work, be as ruthless as the next guy, and your planets have to be in alignment.

For more information about Nehst Studios and the on-line pitching service go to: www.pitchnehst.com

posted December 22, 2010 | permalink

The 2010 Tour Is Complete

Our 2010 Tour has officially come to a close. We started the year in Lisbon and ended it in Melbourne and visited 80 cities in all! For the first time ever, the 48HFP took place in Africa (Johannesburg) and we added a number of new locations including Granada, Kuala Lumpur, Mongolia, Newcastle, Tirana, and Vietnam.

We're in the planning stages for next year, the tenth anniversary of the 48HFP. We'll be announcing more details in March. Make sure you're subscribed to our newsletter so that you don't miss any updates!

posted December 6, 2010 | permalink

The Doc Challenge

The Doc Challenge is a fun and innovative competition that will push your documentary skills to the limit! Now in its sixth year, the International Documentary Challenge returns to the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto. This year's challenge takes place March 3-7, 2011. The Hot Docs premiere of the Finalists is in early May with a national US TV broadcast on The Documentary Channel to follow soon after.

If you're new to the idea, it's very simple: Filmmakers from around the world are given a genre and a theme and then have 5 days to develop, produce and edit a 4 to 7 minute non-fiction film. The result is an exhilarating five days for the filmmakers, and, as the films reveal, a joy for the audiences at Hot Docs and beyond.

Click here to register or get more information.

posted December 6, 2010 | permalink

T-Shirt Design Contest

The 48 Hour Film Project is turning ten! That's right, the 48HFP has been bringing filmmaking mayhem to cities around the globe for 10 years. We're proud of all of our filmmakers—you deserve fanfare, accolades, laurels...and of course an anniversary t-shirt!

In order to have a great t-shirt design, though, we need your help. So we've started a t-shirt design contest—read here for more details.

T-shirts must include our logo and our 10th anniversary slogan, "Celebrating 10 years, 48 hours at a time." Submissions will be accepted until December 3, and the winning design will receive $250.

Enter here!

posted November 10, 2010 | permalink

Slogan Contest

The 2011 Tour will mark our 10th anniversary, so we asked you to help us come up with a slogan to celebrate our first decade of filmmaking and you gave us more than 750 ideas! We're pleased to announce the winner, as voted by you:

Celebrating 10 years, 48 hours at a time.
     suggested by Michael Jankovec

Thanks for all of your participation in this contest!

For more info on the slogan contest, click here.

posted October 14, 2010 | permalink

Judged by Peter Greenaway

The jury of the Machinima 48HFP was led by Peter Greenaway (8½ Women; The Pillow Book; The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover). He considers machinima to be a new and innovative way of filmmaking, and has been known to proclaim that the future of film lies in computer-generated filming.

He joined three other judges: Phaylen Fairchild, (blogger, writer, and machinimatographer), Dr. Tracy Harwood (Professor, The Institute of Creative Technologies), and Tom Jantol (machinima artist). They judged the 22 Machinima 48HFP films, which were created between September 17 and 19, and screened on September 23rd at the UWA-BOSL Theater in Second Life.

For more information, click here.

posted September 20, 2010 | permalink

National Film Challenge

The National Film Challenge, the 48 Hour Film Project's sister competition, is coming on October 22nd through 25th!

Regardless of where you live, this is your opportunity to write, shoot, and edit a short film in three days. Just like in the 48 Hour Film Project, you receive a character, prop, line of dialogue, and a genre at 7pm local time, October 22nd. Then you mail the film in on October 25th.

The winning films will screen with the 48HFP City Winners at the next Filmapalooza at the Miami International Film Festival. Also, there are cash prizes for the winning films!

Registration opens on September 1st.

Check out the NFC website for more details.

Every second counts! Even when you have a whopping 72 hours to make a film.

posted August 23, 2010 | permalink

The 2010 Tour

After a tremendous start in over 70 cities, the 48HFP 2010 Tour keeps on truckin'—soon, it will be bringing its high-flying, adrenaline-fueled competition to a city near you!

With 80 cities on the schedule, 2010 promises to be our biggest year yet. And for the first time ever, with the addition of Johannesburg, the 48HFP was on five continents!

We look forward to seeing your film!

posted July 21, 2010 | permalink

At the Cannes Film Festival

Thirteen 48HFP films have been selected to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, the most well-known film festival in the world! Our films will screen at the Short Film Corner as part of the Marche du Film. Below are the films that will screen at Palais F on Monday, May 17, at 1:30pm.

"Conversion" (Boston) • "Eshaas" (Mumbai) • "geen zin" (Utrecht) • "The Grave Review" (Minneapolis) • "The Grown Ups" (Austin) • "Nicht nur der Himmel ist blau" (Berlin) • "Outliers" (Richmond) • "Piccadilly High Noon" (London) • "Prebloc" (Paris) • "Rationed" (Inland Empire) • "Regenmakers" (Breda) • "Sea Happens" (Athens 48 Go Green Winner) • "The Sea of Trees" (Hampton Roads) • "Yard Sale" (Las Vegas)

posted May 14, 2010 | permalink

The 2010 Tour Is Underway

The 2010 Tour is underway! We've already been to Boston, Breda, Dallas, Nijmegen, Singapore, and Washington, DC. Over 4,000 filmmakers have gotten their adrenaline on—and we're just getting started!

With more than 80 cities on the schedule, 2010 promises to be our biggest year yet. And for the first time ever, with the addition of Casablanca, Johannesburg, and Lima, the 48HFP is going to take place on six continents!

We look forward to seeing your film!

posted May 13, 2010 | permalink

What I Learned from Jason Reitman

Jason Reitman speaks at Filmapalooza

Last week I was at NAB Show in Las Vegas attending Filmapalooza, the year end competition for the 48 Hour Film Project. Over 70 films from around the world were screened, all representing the Best 48 Hour Film from each of their respective cities. I had a great time watching the films, checking out the latest video gear at NAB, and of course soaking in a little bit of the Las Vegas nightlife. But the highlight of the trip for me was watching Jason Reitman speak.

Jason Reitman is the Academy Award nominated director of films such as Juno, Thank You for Smoking, and the current release Up in the Air. He flew in to deliver the keynote speech to a room filled with filmmakers from all around the world. The experience was incredible; Reitman is a very personable speaker and talks on a level that really connects with the younger filmmaking crowd. He talked about growing up in Beverly Hills, his long journey from film to medical school and back to film, and took questions from the audience.

Here are just a few of the highlights of what I learned.

Write the bad scripts first. Reitman prefers to direct films that he has also written the screenplay for because he really knows the dialogue and flow of the script will work on camera. But he didn't always write really great stuff. It took him a long time to develop his own style of writing, and he wrote a lot of bad scripts before anything worthwhile came out. An important part of developing writing skills is to really just keep doing it--get your ideas out onto paper, find out what works and what doesn't, and begin to develop your own voice.

Work with people you like. Though Reitman is not the first person to have said this, he stands by this mantra.There are tons of talented people in the world, so don't stress yourself out by working with talented people who are a pain to work with. Reitman states it best: "Do you want to be standing next to someone you hate on that day who is incredibly talented and gifted but you want to punch in the face? No, you want someone you can talk to."

Don't go for the "cool shot." Remember that the film is about storytelling, not a showcase for your camera techniques. Reitman and his regular DP like to keep each other in check, joking with each other about the "cool shots for their portfolio" when it looks like one of them may be straying from the storytelling aspect of the film in order to get too artistic with the cinematography.

There is no excuse not to make your film. Filmmaking has never been more accessible as it is now. Reitman recalled the old days when he was starting out and everything was shot on film, making for a time-consuming and expensive editing process. Now you can find a decent digital camera in nearly every big box store or electronics retailer you walk in to. All you need is a story, a camera, and a basic editing software. Reitman himself scrounged the money for his first film by selling desk calendars to his college. He challenged the filmmakers to stop making excuses and just go out and make your film with what you have.

Watching Reitman speak was in itself worth the trip to Las Vegas. He was insightful and inspiring, as well as encouraging to all of the filmmakers present. I'll look forward to continuing to watch his great films, and will hope for that Academy Award sometime in the near future.

-- Brian Bowers, 48 Hour Film Project, Newsletter Editor

Jason Reitman speaks to a crowded room of filmmakers

Reitman with Liz Langston and Mark Ruppert of the 48 Hour Film Project

posted April 25, 2010 | permalink

Winners of the 2009 Tour

The awards for the 2009 Tour were announced on April 12th as part of Filmapalooza at the NAB Show. Some highlights:

Best Film
"Nicht nur der Himmel ist blau" by Sharktankcleaners from Berlin

Runner Up for Best Film
"The Grave Review" by Rascallion Media Group from Minneapolis

Second Runner Up for Best Film
"Rationed" by Vegan Cannibal Productions from Inland Empire

Winner of the Panasonic HD Filmmaker Showdown
"Who's the Fairest" by Rascallion Media Group from Minneapolis

Winner of the International Shootout
"Prebloc" by Bande a part from Paris

See the rest of the awards...

posted April 13, 2010 | permalink

Jason Reitman at Filmapalooza

Jason Reitman, director of Up in the Air, Juno, and Thank You for Smoking will be our keynote speaker at Filmapalooza. Read Jason's bio.

posted April 9, 2010 | permalink

The 2010 Tour Begins

The 2010 Tour has begun! As of March 12th, 7pm Europe time, teams of filmmakers in Nijmegen (Netherlands) are making movies in 48 hours!

posted March 12, 2010 | permalink

The Doc Challenge

The Doc Challenge is a fun and innovative competition that will push your documentary skills to the limit! Now in its 5th year, the International Documentary Challenge returns to the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto. This year's challenge takes place March 4-8, 2010 with the Hot Docs premiere of the Finalists in early May.

If you're new to the idea, it's very simple: Filmmakers from around the world are given a genre and a theme and then have 5 days to develop, produce and edit a 4 to 7 minute non-fiction film. The result is an exhilarating five days for the filmmakers, and, as the films reveal, a joy for the audiences at Hot Docs and beyond.

Register now!

posted February 11, 2010 | permalink

Panasonic HD Filmmaker Showdown

Five US city-winning teams will compete in the fifth annual 48 Hour Film Project-Panasonic HD Filmmaker Showdown on the weekend of February 6, 2010.

Panasonic loan each team a Panasonic HD camera for the competition weekend. The winning team will receive a Panasonic camera to keep. Also, their film will screen at Filmapalooza at NAB in April 2010.

The participating teams are Idyl King Entertainment from Hampton Roads; Integral Arts from Washington, DC; Pro Video Bandits from Cincinnati; Rascallion Media Group from Minneapolis; and Wax Idiotical Films from Providence.

For more info, click here...

posted January 27, 2010 | permalink

Vote a Genre Off the Island

Each year we revise our list of genres, and this year we are inviting you to help! Cast a vote to get rid of a genre, and let us know which genres you really like.

Last year, our genres included Buddy Film, Comedy, Detective/cop, Drama, Fantasy, Film de Femme, Holiday Film, Horror, Mockumentary, Musical or Western, Romance, Sci Fi, Superhero, and Thriller/Suspense, as well as a few wild card genres.

This is also your chance to suggest characters, props, and lines of dialogue—pay homage to your friend, boss, or mom and name a character after them!

Click here to vote!

posted January 27, 2010 | permalink

"You Have 48 Hours" Video Project

In our 48HFP Theme Song contest we received some very fun songs. One is "You Have 48 Hours" by Bill Briare. This is a sing-along anthem with catchy words that won't leave your head—even if you want them to! It cries out to be made into a music video.

That's where you come in! We think that you, our 48HFP filmmakers, might have a good time with this. We hereby invite you to download the song, and contribute your own footage of you, your friends, animals, puppets, robots, or anything you choose singing along to this song. We'll mix the submissions together for the best music video ever and post it on our website. For details, click here.

And make sure to check out the grand prize winning "I Had A Cooler Weekend Than You" by Patrick Tyrrell! This rocking song will be used in our opening video for 2010.

posted January 27, 2010 | permalink

2010 Tour

The 2010 Tour is right around the corner! We'll be back in our regular haunts as well as adding some new cities. More details will be coming soon.

In 2010, 40,000 filmmakers in 20 countries will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world for the title "Best 48 Hour Film of 2010".

Stay tuned for more details!

posted January 6, 2010 | permalink

Filmapalooza

Filmapalooza is here! We're at NAB Show in Las Vegas from April 10th to 12th, 2010. Jason Reitman, director of Juno and Up in the Air will be our keynote speaker on Monday.

Who: 48 Hour Filmmakers from around the world.
What: The best 48HFP films from 2009
Where: NAB Show
When: from April 10th to 12th, 2010
Why: Inspiration, education, networking, and fun!

We will screen all the 48HFP US and International City Winners from 2009 (76 cities!), the International Shootout winner, the Panasonic HD Showdown Winner, and more!

Click here for more details.

posted November 12, 2009 | permalink

International Shootout

On December 4-7, 48HFP teams from around the world are competing head-to-head in the International Shootout.

The winning film will screen at Filmapalooza and at the Cannes Film Festival! Click here for more details.

posted November 12, 2009 | permalink

The 2009 Tour Concludes

After 76 cities in 17 countries on 4 continents, the 48HFP 2009 Tour is complete. It's been an incredible year, filled with wild stories of amazing filmmaking.

The Best Film in each city goes on to screen at Filmapalooza (our end-of-year screening and awards extravaganza) in April 2010 in Las Vegas, and a selection of the very best films will screen at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner in May 2010.

Congratulations, all! We're so proud of your great work!

posted November 12, 2009 | permalink

Theme Song Contest

Announcing a competition to create the 48 Hour Film Project's new theme song!

2010 marks our tenth year, and to celebrate, we are seeking a theme song. It should express the identity and spirit of the 48 Hour Film Project, encourage filmmakers to participate, and remind people that the 48HFP is a hip and top-notch film event. It will be used in the opening trailer that plays before each of our international screenings.

We're looking for something upbeat, uptempo, and with a hook. For an example of what has worked for us in the past, check out our 2005 trailer.

Will you be the one to write our new theme song?

Click here for more information.

posted October 14, 2009 | permalink

The 2009 Tour Continues

The 48HFP 2009 US Tour is complete. With 53 US cities, 10 international cities, and over 2500 films thus far, it's been an incredible year.

17 cities remain this fall, including London, Mumbai, Paris, Seoul, and many more.

And this year, we've added new partners—the NAB Show will host Filmapalooza in Las Vegas in April 2010, and Write Brothers is providing scriptwriting software to each of our city winning teams. We also welcome back Panasonic and Rumblefish. Panasonic is providing our grand prize, a new HD camera, and Rumblefish provides great music at discounted prices.

We look forward to seeing your film!

posted August 25, 2009 | permalink

The National Film Challenge

The National Film Challenge, the 48 Hour Film Project's sister competition, returns October 23rd through 26th.

Teams from around the world will write, shoot, and edit short films in three days. Just like in the 48HFP, they receive a character, prop, line of dialogue, and a genre at 7pm local time, October 23rd. Then they mail in their films in on October 26th.

Registration is $135.

To register, click here.
Or visit the NFC webpage for more information.

Brought to you by KDHX Community Media and the 48 Hour Film Project.

posted August 25, 2009 | permalink

2009 Tour Is Underway

After a tremendous start in Las Vegas, and in the newly added cities of Breda (Netherlands) and Lisbon (Portugal), the 48HFP 2009 Tour will be bringing its high-flying, adrenaline-fueled competition to a city near you!

With more than 70 cities on the schedule, 2009 promises to be our biggest year yet, with as many as 3,000 teams!

And this year, we've added new partners—the NAB Show will host Filmapalooza in Las Vegas in April 2010, and Write Brothers is providing scriptwriting software to each of our city winning teams. We also welcome back Panasonic and Rumblefish. Panasonic is providing our grand prize, a new HD camera, and Rumblefish provides great music at discounted prices.

We look forward to seeing your film!

posted April 29, 2009 | permalink

At the Cannes Film Festival

Fourteen 48HFP films have been selected to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, the most well-known film festival in the world! Our films will screen at the Short Film Corner as part of the Marche du Film. Below are the films that will screen at the Palais on Tuesday, May 19, at 11:30am.

- "Aidan 5" by Jakson (Columbus)
- "Amaranto" by Urban Team (Rome)
- "Backwoods" by Studio Bib Simmons (Milwaukee)
- "Birthmarked for Death" by Dorkus Rainbowpants (Minneapolis)
- "A Briefcase of Love" by Ghee La Roche (Portland, Maine)
- "Four Minutes Till the End" by Team Film Classics Productions (San Antonio)
- "Fused" by thefyzz (London)
- "The Hall" by Hungry Camera Company (Toronto)
- "Moment of Silence" by Par-t-com Productions (Los Angeles)
- "An Old Scam" by Ha'amoraim (Tel Aviv)
- "Robot Love from Another World" by Pizza Infinity (Cincinnati)
- "Salam" by Indievisual Studios (Honolulu)
- "Transfert" by FatCat Films (Paris)
- "Vaakalaudalla" by New Dawn (Finland)

posted April 29, 2009 | permalink

Winners of the 2008 Tour

The awards for the 2008 Tour were announced on March 14th, 2009, at the Tower Theater as part of Filmapalooza at the Miami International Film Festival. The winners are:

Best Film, Best Cinematography
"Transfert" by FatCat Films from Paris
(FatCat Films received 5,000 USD.)

Runner Up for Best Film, Best Directing,
Best Screenplay, Best Acting, Best Editing

"An Old Scam" by Ha'amoraim from Tel Aviv

Second Runner Up for Best Film
"Aidan 5" by Jakson from Columbus

Winner of the Panasonic HD Filmmaker Showdown
"Quillions" by More Where That Came From from Denver
(More Where That Came From received a Panasonic HPX170 HD camera.)

Winner of the International Shootout
"Buying Time" by Half Baked from Melbourne
(Half Baked received 1,000 USD.)

posted March 16, 2009 | permalink

2009 Tour Kicks off in Las Vegas at NAB

48HFP has partnered with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), and will kick off its 2009 season with the Las Vegas competition on April 17-19 at the NAB Show. NAB Show is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management, and delivery of content across all mediums.

Come! 48HFP filmmakers are eligible for a free exhibits-only registration. Come by the 48HFP booth (Booth C155, in the Content Pavillion in Central Hall, C-2) and meet Mark Ruppert and Liz Langston, Founders of the 48HFP! To register, click here and use special guest pass code FE01. Note: Registrations must be received by 4/17.

And, next year's Filmapalooza will be held at NAB! This is especially beneficial to 48HFP participants because it will provide exposure and access to the industry's most influential innovators and leaders.

posted January 31, 2009 | permalink

The International Documentary Challenge

You all know how to make a narrative film in 48 Hoursbut can you make a documentary in five days? If so, join the International Documentary Challenge from March 5-9!

A sister competition to the 48HFP, the IDC gives filmmakers from around the world a genre (for instance, Character Study, Music, First Person) and a theme (for instance, "Change" or "Freedom"), and then they make a short nonfiction film in just five days. Finalists will premiere at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival in Toronto.

Check out the new Doc Challenge website, where you can watch films and hear directly from past participants about their experience. Early registration deadline is February 1st, with the final deadline on March 4th.

posted January 31, 2009 | permalink

The International Shootout

The Shootout has gone international! On January 24-26, 2009, 41 48HFP city-winning teams from around the world will make films that compete head-to-head.

The participating teams are:
Abstraction Films • The Adventures of Luke and Joe • Amalgamated Motion Pictures • B.T.F. • Bark Bark • BeHoLD Films • Blue Ridge Community College • brazilliant • Bubblegum Detective Agency • Caffeine Tambourine Productions • Catbrain Film Factory • Circle of Confusion • Darkhawk Productions • Dirty Borders • Eastern Tech • Exile Movies • EyeQ Films • Filmhouse • Focus Media • Ghee La Roche • Half Baked • The In-Famous El Guapo • Ion • Kingcarnahan • Limboo Mirchi Productions • Mike Productions • More Where That Came From • Nick Wilson Film & Video • Overcast Productions • Par-t-com Productions • Pick Me • Pizza Infinity • The Plaid Connection • Platypus • Sprezzatura • Sweet Baby Jesus • Team JumpCut • Two Meter • Urban Team • VegasWood Studios • We're Making a Movie

Find out more...

posted January 12, 2009 | permalink

Vote for the NFC Audience Award

Voting has begun for the Audience Award for the National Film Challenge, the 48 Hour Film Project's sister competition. Over 200 teams of filmmakers made movies between October 24th and 27th and the finalists are now on the National Film Challenge website for viewing and voting.

The film with the highest rating will win $500 and screen as part of Filmapalooza at the Miami International Film Festival on March 13-15, 2009. Voting ends at 11:59pm on January 12, 2009.

Visit the National Film Challenge webpage for more information or to vote.

Brought to you by KDHX Community Media and the 48 Hour Film Project.

posted December 17, 2008 | permalink

Filmapalooza

Get out your sunglasses! Filmapalooza—the finale festival for the 2008 48 Hour Film Project—is coming to the Miami International Film Festival on March 13-15, 2009.

Who: 48 Hour Filmmakers from around the world.
What: The best 48HFP films from 2008
Where: The Miami International Film Festival
When: March 13-15, 2009
Why: Inspiration, education, networking, and fun!

We'll screen the winning films from our seventy cities around the world, present awards, party down, and more!

Read all about it!

posted November 12, 2008 | permalink

Panasonic HD Filmmaker Showdown

Five US city-winning teams competed in the 48 Hour Film Project-Panasonic HD Filmmaker Showdown on the weekend of November 14, 2008.

Panasonic loan each team an HPX500 HD camera with accessories for the competition weekend. The winning team will receive an HPX170 HD camera to keep. Also, their film will screen at Filmapalooza in March 2009.

The participating teams are Dorkus Rainbowpants from Minneapolis; More Where That Came From from Denver; Par-t-com Productions from Los Angeles; Sprezzatura from Washington, DC; and Studio Bib Simmons from Milwaukee.

For more info, click here...

posted November 12, 2008 | permalink

Machinima

The last city of the 2008 Tour was a virtual one—teams of filmmakers from around the world made 48HFP movies virtually on the weekend of November 15, as part of the Machinima 48 Hour Film Project.

What's Machinima? It's filmmaking in a virtual-reality environment in real-time. Read more about machinima or about the Machinima 48HFP.


posted November 12, 2008 | permalink

The Equal Exchange Invitational

The top 5 48HFP teams from Boston, Portland (Oregon), and Seattle made another 48HFP film on the weekend of September 19-22. Teams were assigned a genre, a character, a prop, a line of dialogue—and a theme of people being dangerously disconnected from their food.

On October 21, the films were screened in Boston, Portland, and Seattle to sold-out crowds, and the winners were announced. To find out the results, click here.

The participating teams were:

Bait & Tackle • Baugh Klemm's Tea Party • Bouncing Poodle Productions • Cinema Queso • Dreamers and Schemers • Glasseye • Mine Production • 911 Media • Overcast Productions • Stop Talking • Summer Villa • Tiny Mini Films • We Were Hot and We Were Hungry • We're Making a Movie

For more information, click here...

posted September 18, 2008 | permalink

The National Film Challenge

The National Film Challenge, the 48 Hour Film Project's sister competition, returned October 24th through 27th.

Teams from around the world wrote, shot, and edited short films in three days. Just like in the 48HFP, they received a character, prop, line of dialogue, and a genre at 7pm local time, October 24th. Then they mailed in their films in on October 27th.

Visit the National Film Challenge webpage for more information.

Brought to you by KDHX Community Media and the 48 Hour Film Project.

posted July 16, 2008 | permalink

At the Cannes Film Festival

For the second year in a row, the 48HFP screened at Cannes!

On Tuesday, May 20th, 48HFP films from four continents were screened as part of Cannes' Short Film Corner, including films from Amsterdam, Brisbane, Cincinnati, DC, Greensboro, Miami, Milwaukee, New Mexico, Paris, Richmond, Rome, Seattle, and Tel Aviv.

We walked on the red carpet, met filmmakers and film industry executives from around the world, watched films on the beach, and picked up a little French as well. It was lovely!

posted May 15, 2008 | permalink

2008 Tour Begins

The 2008 Tour officially began in Boston on April 4. Registration is already open for many cities.

2008 promises to be the biggest 48HFP Tour ever—more cities and more teams than ever before. We're excited to announce the addition of Athens, Edinburgh, Geneva, Mumbai, and Singapore to our list of cities.

Filmmakers in these cities and many others will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world for the title "Best 48 Hour Film of 2008".

Enter today! Space is limited.

posted March 29, 2008 | permalink

2007 Awards

The awards for the 2007 tour were announced on March 2nd, 2008, at the Camera 12 in San Jose, California, as part of Filmapalooza at Cinequest. The winners are:

Best Film
"TimeCatcher" by No Budget Productions from Tel Aviv

Runner Up for Best Film
"Dòn" by La Lumiere Soudaine from Rome

Second Runner Up for Best Film
"Sweetie" by Trifecta+ Entertainment from New Mexico

Best Directing
"TimeCatcher" by No Budget Productions from Tel Aviv

Best Acting (tie)
"Dòn" by La Lumiere Soudaine from Rome
"Sweetie" by Trifecta+ Entertainment from New Mexico

Best Script
"TimeCatcher" by No Budget Productions from Tel Aviv

Best Cinematography
"Room 303" by Team KC from Amsterdam

Best Editing
"TimeCatcher" by No Budget Productions from Tel Aviv

Best Film from the HD Filmmaker Showdown
"Lizzie Strata" by Integral Arts from Washington, DC

posted March 3, 2008 | permalink

Panasonic HD Filmmaker Showdown

The weekend of January 25-27, 2008, five US city-winning teams competed in the 48 Hour Film Project-Panasonic HD Filmmaker Showdown.

Panasonic loaned each team an HPX500 HD camera (with Fujinon lens, tripod plate, 4 16GB P2 Cards and an HPG10 P2 Gear) for the competition weekend. The winning team will receive an HVX200 HD camera to keep. Also, their film will screen at Filmapalooza in March.

Participating teams were The Branching from Richmond, Cinema Syndicate from Portland, Oregon, Integral Arts from Washington, DC, Team Juicebox from Seattle, and XLAJ from Houston.

Read all about it!

posted January 25, 2008 | permalink

International Documentary Challenge

The third annual International Documentary Challenge is coming! It will take place from March 6th through the 10th, 2008.

On Thursday, March 6th, teams of filmmakers will be given a genre and a theme. Then they have just five days to shoot and edit their documentary.

Early Bird Registration is $99. Teams must register on or before February 11th to get this special rate. Afterwards, registration is $115.

The IDC is sponsored by Hot Docs, SILVERDOCS, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the International Documentary Association, the Documentary Organization of Canada, Film Action Oregon, and the creators of the 48 Hour Film Project.

Read on...

posted January 11, 2008 | permalink

Second Life

The weekend of January 12th, 2008, the 48 Hour Film Project held its first-ever machinima competition, entirely in the virtual world of Second Life.

At the kickoff location in Second Life, thirteen teams received characters, props, lines of dialogue, and genres. 48 hours later, they uploaded their films to our server.

On Wednesday, January 16th, and Thursday, January 17th, the films were shown at the New Globe Theater, provided by our sponsor Millions of Us. They can be seen on 48.tv. And the winning film will be screened at Filmapalooza.

Read all about it!

posted December 6, 2007 | permalink

Filmapalooza

Filmapalooza, the 48 Hour Film Project's end-of-year screening and awards ceremony, returns to Cinequest on February 29 through March 2, 2008. All fifty-five 2007 City Winners will be screened, including:
"A-Litter-A-Thon" • "Blood Money" • "Buddy, Buddy" • "City Cops" • "Consumed" • "Cosmo of 1932" • "Decisive Moment" • "Disconnected" • "Easter Bunny Super Hero" • "Electricity: Unplugging the Myth" • "The End" • "A Future Simple" • "Franz Kafka: The Happiest Man in Happy Town" • "Held in Sway" • "In Medias Res" • "Interruption" • "JoBeth" • "A Killer's Dozen" • "Klas" • "Knoon Time" • "Kumbio Takedown" • "Laneway " • "Last Hand" • "Long Night" • "Love and Sappiness" • "Morning Sickness" • "N Pictures" • "Phenomenal Me" • "Project 96B" • "Reflections" • "The Rise and Fall of the Adverb" • "Science THE MUSICAL" • "Single White Fowl" • "Spy Glass" • "The Spy Who Spied Me" • "Stained" • "Standing Reign" • "The Stray" • "Su Misura" • "Sunshine" • "Sweetie" • "Time's Up" • "Troubadour: A Six Minute Soap Opera" • "Unspeakable" • "Weeds" • "Who Is Bert Didier?" • "X-Day"

For more information, click here...

posted November 20, 2007 | permalink

The Fall Shootout

The weekend of November 2nd, twenty-seven city-winning teams completed films as part of the 48 Hour Film Project Fall Shootout. They received character, prop, line of dialogue, and genre by email Friday at 7pm local time and had until the post office closed on Monday to send us their film.

The teams were:
Amaglamated Motion Pictures • Blooming Productions • The Branching • Chaos Pictures • Cinema Syndicate • Crystal Cleer Productions • Family Cave • Hexxed Productions • Implicted • Integral Arts • The Keen Collaboration • Lemurs Is Productions • Marflux Productions • Meatball Posse • Mojo Solo • No Dice Productions • 172,800 and Counting • Orionvega Designs • Point Blank Films • Sneaky Fish • Subject to Change • Tank Collective • Tapioca Productions • Team Juicebox • Test Kitchen • Viva La VHS • We Make Pictures Move

See the films on 48.tv or read more about the Fall Shootout...

posted November 1, 2007 | permalink

The National Film Challenge

The 48 Hour Film Project's sister competition, the National Film Challenge, took place on October 19th through the 22nd.

Teams from around the world wrote, shot, and edited short films in three days. They each received a character, prop, line of dialogue, and a genre on a secure website at 7pm local time on October 19th and mailed their film in on October 22nd.

Visit the National Film Challenge webpage for more information.

Brought to you by KDHX Community Media and the 48 Hour Film Project.

posted August 21, 2007 | permalink

The Visa 'Life Takes' Invitational

The Top 10 48 Hour Film teams from Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco (as selected by Visa's judges) teams made another 48 Hour Film on the weekend of September 7-9. Visa sent two people from each team to San Francisco for a special screening and awards weekend on September 29, where there was a reception for all of the teams and cash prizes for the top three films.

The top ten films were:
- "Britty First Dates" by Figers
- "Cheese Run" by JeffroGee Productions
- "Exit" by It Donned on Me
- "Ghost in the Machine" by the Tri-County Lawn Bowling Association
- "Life Takes Timing" by Subject to Change Productions
- "Rated ARRRRRRRRRRR" by Team Subsanity
- "Rock, Paper, Scissors" by Rabid Manatees
- "Terms of Use" by Team BP
- "Top Secret" by One Glass
- "Two Coins" by Team Midas

The third place film was "Exit" by It Donned on Me. The second place film was "Two Coins" by Team Midas. And the grand prize winner, walking away with $10,000, was Team BP for their film "Terms of Use"!

The 30 teams who participated were:
All Together Now • Brooklyn On Foot • Bucks Boys • Bucky Wilson • Cultural Detritus • Cup O'Meat Productions • CurlyHairedPeople • Dream Maker • 8-bit riot • FIGERS • It Donned On Me • JeffroGee Productions • Montage Productions • One Candle • One Glass • Permanent Lounge Productions • Pyrotecnia Film Group • Rabid Manatees • Redux Productions • Soapbox • SubSanity • Subject to Change • Team BP • Team Midas • The TCS • This Team Is Not Yet Rated • Time Lapse Productions • Tri-County Lawn Bowling Association • Wilcox Films • Wunderkrafthaus

For more information, click here...

posted August 2, 2007 | permalink

Finally! T-Shirts!

That's right, we finally have t-shirts! Now you can show off for all your friends, and let them know that it only takes you a weekend to make a film.

Four styles are available, featuring our logo and our poster contest winner.

We're also selling... the 48 Hour Film Project Premium Package from Screenstyle, and the Best of the 48 Hour Film Project DVDs.

Come and get 'em!

posted June 22, 2007 | permalink

Cannes Film Festival Debut!

Roll out the red carpet! A selection of the "Best of 2006" films were shown at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner on Thursday, May 17th, including:
- "Tooth and Nail" by Cinema Syndicate (Portland, OR)
- "Stairwell C" by Vaughn Juares (Minneapolis)
- "Skinned Alive" by Sputnik (Portland, ME)
- "Maten al Payaso" by Afafas (Miami)
- "Owensville" by Shaolin Monkeys (Washington, DC)
- "Doughboy Beware!" by Biscuits and Gravy (LA)

Filmmakers Sean McGrath, Vaughn Juares, Jeremy Koller, and John Stuhldreher were at Cannes for the screening.

In addition, eleven films made especially for Cannes made their debut. These films were made as part of a Paris invitational. Find out more information, or watch the films and vote for your favorite!

posted May 14, 2007 | permalink

New & Improved Store

Come and check out our new and improved store!

We're now selling...

The 48 Hour Film Project Premium Package from Screenstyle, which includes Movie Magic Screenwriter, How to Make Your Movie Software, Screenwriter's Pad, Portable Film School, Hero's 2 Journeys DVD, and How to Pitch & Sell Your Screenplay. A $300 value for $199.

The Best of the 48 Hour Film Project on DVD, 2002-2006. Check out our "Best of the 48HFP" collections from over the years. You won't believe that some of these were made in only a weekend! $20 per DVD.

We plan to sell t-shirts soon.

More details...

posted April 23, 2007 | permalink

Partners with the Screen Actors Guild

Once again the 48 Hour Film Project has partnered with the Screen Actors Guild to allow filmmakers to use SAG members to act in their film. This is an excellent opportunity for our participants to have access to some great talent.

In the past, folks like Teller and Doug Jones have appeared in 48 Hour Films. Perhaps this is the year for Reese Witherspoon?

Click here to see what's involved in working with SAG.

For non-union actors and other crew, use the release forms found on our Production Documents page, including the Participant's Agreement, the Wrap Up Form, the Team Roster, the Certification Statement, the Liability Waiver Form, the Talent Release Form, the Music Release Form, the Materials Release Form, and the Location Release Form.

posted April 20, 2007 | permalink

Poster Contest

The 48 Hour Film Project held its first poster contest in 2007. We thank all who entered. We were very impressed by the incredibly high quality of the work that we received! There were over 50 entries and the judges had their work cut out for them.

The judges and the folks at Filmapalooza have picked their favorites. Here are the winners:

Poster Contest Winner
by Christian Baldo
Filmapalooza Favorite
by Emilie Drumm

See all ten finalists...

posted April 5, 2007 | permalink

Filmapalooza

On March 8th through 11th, 48 Hour Filmmakers from around the globe gathered in Albuquerque. We met each other; we watched each other's films; we met industry and film festival representatives; we competed in the Filmmakers' Olympics; we talked with Alexander Payne; and we had parties that couldn't be beat.

Awards were also announced. The Best 48 Hour Film of 2007 was "Tooth and Nail" by Cinema Syndicate from Portland, Oregon. The winner of the HD Filmmaker Showdown was "Maestro" by Bargain Basement Films from Baltimore.

More information this way...

posted March 12, 2007 | permalink

2006 Winners

The 48 Hour Film Project's 2006 winners were announced at a reception at Sauce in Albuquerque at the end of Filmapalooza, on March 10th, 2007.

The second runner-up was Afafas from Miami for "Maten al Payaso", in which several underworld groups plot the assassination of a nefarious gangster known only as "the clown".

The first runner-up was Milk from Seattle for "Manquer", an homage to the French New Wave, in which a bicycle is stolen from its beloved owner.

And the winner was Cinema Syndicate from Portland, Oregon, for "Tooth and Nail", in which an incumbent politician is revealed to be a vampire and must defend his seat against a family-values challenger. More awards...

posted March 11, 2007 | permalink

The 2007 Tour Begins!

Register for Washington, DC, Boston, Kansas City, Madison, Salt Lake City, and Philadelphia!

posted February 19, 2007 | permalink

Coming Soon... The 48 Hour Filmapalooza!

In 2004, we went to South by Southwest.
In 2005 and 2006, we went to Cinequest.

And in 2007, we're going to Filmapalooza!

On March 8th through 11th, 48 Hour Filmmakers from around the globe will gather in Albuquerque to meet each other, watch each other's films, meet industry and film festival representatives, and party! And you're invited!

Our Keynote Speaker: Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne, director of Sideways, About Schmidt, Election, and Citizen Ruth has been selected to be our keynote speaker! You love his films—now come hear what he has to say about filmmaking.

There will be a Q&A with him on Friday night. On Saturday morning, he will host a small discussion group with a few lucky filmmakers, including seven people with names drawn at random from among the entries received by January 31.

More information and registration this way...

posted January 30, 2007 | permalink

HD Filmmaker Showdown

Five US city-winning teams submitted on-time films to the 48 Hour Film Project HD Filmmaker Showdown on the weekend of January 26-28. Congratulations to these teams! They were selected from out of all US City Winners to participate in the second annual HD Showdown.

Panasonic loaned a HVX200 HD camera to each team for use during the competition weekend. All five of the HDFS teams also received an ELIPZ system from Anton/Bauer. All HD films will be shown at Filmapalooza in March, where the winner of the Showdown will be announced and awarded an HVX200 HD camera to keep.

More info this way...

Finalists for the HD Showdown

The participants in the HD Showdown were:

Team Name City
Bargain Basement Films Baltimore
Magnetoscope Pictures Cincinnati
Vaughn Juares Minneapolis
Cinema Syndicate Portland, OR
Shaolin Monkeys Washington, DC

Milk from Seattle was a finalist, but was unable to participate.

posted January 20, 2007 | permalink

Fall Shootout Results

First, hearty congratulations to each and every team for your films, whether you won your city competition or not. The most difficult part of the 48 Hour Film Project is choosing the award winners. There are so many great films to choose from and you should be proud of your accomplishments.

We are proud to announce the results from the Fall Shootout. Without further ado...

Top 10 Films in the Fall Shootout

Each team will have two representatives flown to Boston for a screening and party weekend.

Film Name Team Name City
"Toast" GlassEye Productions Boston
"Plugged" Magnetoscope Pictures Cincinnati
"72 Ounces" Garceworks Denver
"All Kinds of Evil" Rockets GO! Productions Little Rock
"El Shaket" Afafas Miami
"Tipparinos" Vaughn Juares Minneapolis
"Shush" Anonymous Nashville
"Whacked" Sputnik Portland, ME
"The Music Is In The Beer" Genesis Films San Diego
"When You Grow Up" Milk Seattle

And the winner is...

Best Use of the Boston Beer Product
Magnetoscope Pictures from Cincinnati for "Plugged"

Best Film of the Fall Shootout
Vaughn Juares from Minneapolis for "Tipparinos"

posted November 21, 2006 | permalink

The Fall Shootout

Twenty-four city-winning teams participated in the 48 Hour Film Project Fall Shootout on the weekend of November 3rd. Each team received a character, prop, line of dialogue, and genre for its film by email on Friday, November 3rd, at 7pm local time and sent their films in by the end of business on Monday, November 6th. Read more about their experiences...

Participating Teams

Afafas (Miami)
Anonymous (Nashville)
Biscuits & Gravy (Los Angeles)
Bucky Wilson Presents (New York)
Cinema Syndicate (Portland, Oregon)
Cougars (Atlanta)
Fountain Films (Phoenix)
Garceworks (Denver)
Genesis Films (San Diego)
Gigantic Earth (Saint Louis)
GlassEye (Boston)
LineBenders (Fargo)
Magnetoscope Pictures (Cincinnati)
Milk (Seattle)
Philm (Louisville)
Pizza Infinity/OneTwoThree (Chicago)
Press Play Productions (Las Vegas)
Presto Video (Des Moines)
Pure Energy Productions (Greensboro)
Rockets GO! Productions (Little Rock)
Sputnik (Portland, Maine)
Team Smokey (Asheville)
Texaswood (Houston)
There is No I in TEAM! (Albuquerque)
Vaughn Juares (Minneapolis)

posted October 31, 2006 | permalink

You're Invited to NAB New York

Come to the National Association of Broadcasters New York Conference on October 23-26! Geared to the professional production and post-production community, NAB features workshops and exhibits on cutting edge technologies and techniques.

We will screen a selection of the Best 48 Hour Films of 2006 on Wednesday, October 25th at 6pm. As part of our participation, NAB offers all 48 Hour filmmakers free Exhibits passes (regularly $125 each). Also, there is a 48 Hour Film Participant Discount of $100 off the total Post|Production Conference New York registration. It applies to the Post|Production Conference New York Full Package OR Post|Production Conference New York One Day Conference Pass.

What's Included
Whether registering for exhibits only or for a complete conference, all NAB New York participants enjoy access to over 90 exhibiting companies, plus these additional highlights:
- Opening Cocktail Reception
- Keynote Sessions
- Exhibit Floor Lunch
- Film Screenings (including the 48HFP!)
- NABEF/BEA/RTNDA Career Fair

Registering
When registering for NAB, 48 Hour Filmmakers should:

1) On the Registration Page, click on Register with a VIP exhibits Pass

2) On the Profile Page, when asked "Please indicate one category that best describes you," check the box for "48 Hour Film Participant"

3) On the Registration Category page, choose either:
- VIP Exhibits (48 Hour Flim Participant) and enter "NY11" in the space which says "Enter VIP Code." This will enable you to have a free Exhibits Pass!
-OR-
- Conference (48 Hour Film Participant) and then select from Content Creation or Business Media Forums on the next page.

(Note: The $100 Discount ONLY applies to the conference listed above. The Discount will be applied on the payment page - be sure to double check this before paying.)

posted October 12, 2006 | permalink

The National Film Challenge

During the weekend of October 20-22, teams from around the globe made short movies as part of the National Film Challenge, a worldwide filmmaking competition created by the 48HFP. Read on...

posted October 12, 2006 | permalink

Brisbane and Paris

The weekend of October 6-8, we visited the last two cities on our 2006 tour: Brisbane and Paris.

posted September 13, 2006 | permalink

Final Stop on the US Tour

The 2006 National Tour is now over. Filmmakers from our final US stop, Portland, Oregon, completed their films the weekend of August 11th with screenings on Wednesday and Thursday, August 16th and 17th.

posted August 11, 2006 | permalink

We're in the Home Stretch

The 2006 National Tour is coming to a close. The weekend of August 4th, we went to Vegas, baby! And August 11-13, we go to our final US stop: Portland, Oregon—it's not too late to sign up!

75 teams of filmmakers in Des Moines and Miami made films the weekend of July 28th and premiered them this past week. Congratulations to those teams for a successful weekend of filmmaking!

posted July 28, 2006 | permalink

Count 'em! Six 48HFPs!

Asheville, Denver, Greensboro, Louisville, Nashville, and the Duke City Shootout 48 Hour Film Project in Albuquerque! Filmmakers from six cities and 177 teams across the country put their filmmaking skills to the test the weekend of July 29th.

On Friday night, they received their characters, props, lines of dialogue, and genres. On Sunday night, they turned in their films. During the next week,. those films screened to enthusiastic audiences.

posted July 20, 2006 | permalink

Baltimore, Providence and San Diego

Filmmakers from 108 teams made films the weekend of July 14th in Baltimore, Providence and San Diego.

posted July 12, 2006 | permalink

Seattle Filmmakers Turn in Their Films

The 48 Hour Film Project 2006 took place in Seattle the weekend of July 7th. 22 teams completed films.

posted July 9, 2006 | permalink

Austin, San Francisco, and Los Angeles

The 48 Hour Film Project 2006 visited three cities the weekend of July 24th: Austin, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. 129 teams (or about 2000 filmmakers) participated in the three cities.

posted June 26, 2006 | permalink

Chicago 48 Hour Film Project: Film Weekend Completed

Filmmakers in Chicago completed their 48 Hour Films the weekend of June 17th.

Registration is now open for Las Vegas and New Mexico. Sign on up!

posted June 18, 2006 | permalink

Four Cities!

Filmmakers in Cincinnati, Little Rock, Minneapolis, and St. Louis made 48 hour films the weekend of June 10th. That's 183 teams, or approximately 3000 filmmakers!

Registration is now open for Des Moines and Miami.

posted June 8, 2006 | permalink

The First 48HFP in Portland, Maine

Fifteen teams of filmmakers in Portland, Maine have completed their first 48 Hour Film Project! Films were made from June 2nd to June 4th. The films screened on June 6th.

posted June 1, 2006 | permalink

Atlanta, Fargo, and Houston

The 48 Hour Film Project 2006 visited three cities the weekend of May 21st: Atlanta, Fargo, and Houston.

On Friday night, 73 teams of filmmakers in the three cities received their characters, props, lines of dialogue, and genres. On Sunday night, they turned in their films. In the next week, these films screened in Atlanta, Fargo, and Houston.

posted May 18, 2006 | permalink

The American Red Cross Invitational

Celebrating the Red Cross' 125th Anniversary, the 48HFP held its first ever invitational competition. The 48HFP-American Red Cross Invitational took place March 17-19. Six of the best 48 Hour teams of all time competed:

  • Anomaly from Philadelphia
  • Digital Tronics from Washington, DC
  • 88mm from St. Louis
  • Fake Wood Wallpaper from Atlanta
  • Ruckus from Nashville
  • Raine Pro-Co from Los Angeles

The films were 125 seconds long and related in some way to the Red Cross. Film industry professionals served as judges for the 48HFP-Red Cross Invitational. Additionally, team leaders of both the winning and first runner up films will have an opportunity for one-on-one mentoring sessions with leading Hollywood producers.

Click here to see the films and choose your favorite!

posted May 18, 2006 | permalink

Coming Back Home: Washington, DC

On May 5th through the 7th, the 48 Hour Film Project returned to the city that started it all: Washington, DC.

The sixth annual DC 48HFP began on Friday night, when a record-breaking 100 teams of filmmakers received their characters, props, lines of dialogue, and genres. 48 hours later, they turned in their films. From May 9th to May 12th, the films screened at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Springs. Read more about the filmmakers' experiences.

posted May 3, 2006 | permalink

New York and Phoenix

The 48 Hour Film Project 2006 visited two cities the weekend of April 22nd: New York and Phoenix.

On Friday night, 66 teams of filmmakers in the two cities received their characters, props, lines of dialogue, and genres. On Sunday night, they turned in their films. The following week, these films be screened in New York and Phoenix. Read more about the filmmakers' experiences.

posted April 20, 2006 | permalink

Boston Filmmakers Have Done It

This April 7-9, the 48 Hour Film Project 2006 visited its second city: Boston!

On Friday night, 70 teams of filmmakers received their character [G. Goforth, Competitive Eating Contestant], prop [Bicycle Pump], line of dialogue ["That's why I don't trust her anymore."], and genres. On Sunday night, they turned in their films. Screenings will take place at the Kendall Square Cinema on April 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, and 19th.

Read what the filmmakers have to say about or get more information on the Boston 48 Hour Film Project.

posted April 10, 2006 | permalink

Philly Filmmakers Submit Their Films

The 48 Hour Film Project 2006 has kicked off in Philadelphia!

On Friday night, 24 teams of filmmakers received their genres and the below elements.

Character: F. Clark, cartographer
Prop: a pair of high heel shoes
Line of Dialogue: "First, put your feet like this."

On Sunday night, they turned in their films. Screenings took place on Tuesday and the "Best of Philadelphia 48 Hour Film Project" is part of the Philadelphia Film Festival and will be screened this Friday, March 31st.

Read what the filmmakers have to say about or get more information on the Philadelphia 48 Hour Film Project.

posted March 24, 2006 | permalink

Best Film of the 2005 48HFP

The winners of the 48 Hour Film Project 2005 were announced at a reception at the Anno Domini Gallery in San Jose on March 11th, 2006.

The second runner-up was Blue Turtles from Paris for "Les Champignons de Paname" ("The Mushrooms of Paris"), a farcical romp about the mushroom world.

The first runner-up was ScatterShot from San Francisco for "The Write Stuff", an intricately constructed romance about the death of a pen.

And the winner was Team Last to Enter from Des Moines for "Mimes on the Prairie", a hilarious investigation into the role of mimes in the settling of the American West. This is truly a cinderella story—it was the 48HFP's first time in Des Moines and Team Last to Enter's first film! See the film here.

Congratulations to those teams, all of the city winners, and everyone who made a film in 48 hours!

Pictures of the happenings...

posted March 12, 2006 | permalink

The 48 Hour Film Project at Cinequest

On Saturday, we also had the following three events at Cinequest.

The 48 Hour Film Project: Best of 2005. Sold out for the second year in a row, an audience of filmmakers and cinephiles watched the winners from the 29 cities of the 48 Hour Film Project 2005 Tour.

The HD Filmmakers' Forum. Teams who made films as part of the HD Filmmaker Challenge talked about their experience with the Panasonic HVX200 camera and showed their films.

The 48HFP Wrap Party. We partied until 2am at the Loft Bar and Grill in San Jose, and then elsewhere until 4am. A good time was had by all.

Pictures of the happenings...

posted March 10, 2006 | permalink

We're Baaack!

Are You Ready?

The 6th annual 48 Hour Film Project starts in March. This year, we'll have more than 1000 filmmaking teams around the world competing to make the best short film in just 48 hours! We kick things off in Philadelphia on March 24. In April, we'll visit Boston and Phoenix. Registration is now open for five of our cities. More city dates can be seen on our tour page.

posted February 22, 2006 | permalink

Panasonic/48 Hour Film Project
HD Filmmaker Showdown Winner

Washington Improv Theater (WIT) won the 48 Hour HD Filmmaker Showdown with their fantasy short film, "Multiverse". "We're all still bouncing off the walls about the whole thing," said WIT's Director, Tyler Korba. The DC team was awarded a Panasonic HVX200 High Definition Camera at the 48HFP end-of-year event at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California. All five of the competing teams including Cincinnati, Des Moines, Nashville and San Francisco received Avid's Mojo Accelerator and HD Xpress Software for their participation in the Showdown. They were also loaned Panasonic HVX200 HD cameras during the event weekend, which helped immeasurably in making these five beautiful HD films.

The WIT Team has competed four times in the 48HFP. Their last 48 Hour Film, Occupational Hazard, won the 2005 audience award in Washington, DC, along with awards for best direction and best film. WIT's winning HD film was shown March 11 at Cinequest. If you didn't make it to San Jose, you can see the film here.

posted February 22, 2006 | permalink

All New 48HFP Website

The all new 48 Hour Film Project website has arrived! New interactive features let 48 Hour filmmakers and film enthusiasts share information with us and with each other.

Funky New Web Features

Do you have a great idea for character, prop or line of dialogue? Send them in!

Do you have 48 Hour photos from last year? Post them!

Remember that crazy sci fi film you saw last year? The one with the aliens in the video store? Now you can look it up in the 48HFP Film Catalogue! Films from 2005 are listed by team, genre, city and film title. Filmmakers can update the catalogue, adding links, contact information, and log lines for their films.

posted February 22, 2006 | permalink

New Genres

Big news! We've changed the genres this year! Mystery and Superhero have been retired for 2006 and taking their places are Drama, Silent Film, Road Movie and Holiday Film. View a complete list of 48HFP genres for 2006 here.

Disappointed that you didn't get Drama? Freaked at the prospect of making a Holiday Film? 48 Hour teams can opt to trade their film category for a wild card genre. This year's alternatives include Buddy Movie, Coming of Age Film, Family Film, Foreign Film, Martial Arts, Historical Fiction/Period Piece, Disaster Film or our newly invented genre, Film de Femme.

posted February 22, 2006 | permalink

Recent Press

2013

6/13/13: 48 Hour Film Project at Riverview Theatre
from Secrets of the City (Minneapolis)

6/12/13: 48 Hour Film Project takes to the streets this weekend
from St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis)

6/11/13: Insta-movies: The 48 Hour Film Project (slide show)
from Time Out New York (New York)

6/10/13: VIDEO: 48-Hour Film Festival to showcase winners this weekend - See more at: http://www.metro.us/newyork/news/local/2013/06/10/48-hour-film-festival-to-showcase-winners-this-weekend/#sthash.0nfDjVUH.dpuf
from Metro (New York)

6/6/13: 48 Hour Film Project: Richmond Registration Happening Now
from Richmond.com (Richmond)

5/29/13: Utah Filmmakers! The 48 Hour Film Project is coming to Salt Lake
from The Globe Online (Salt Lake City)

2012

8/17/12: "The Screen" Season 1/Episode 6
from The Screen (Hampton Roads)

8/16/12: Manic movie-making: 48 Hour Film Project begins Friday
from Orlando Sentinel (Orlando)

8/10/12: Five 48 Hour Film Project Denver films
from Denver Westword Blogs (Denver)

8/6/12: 48 Hour Film Project showcased the best films of this year's project
from Louisville.com (Louisville)

8/2/12: Reel Race: 48 Hour Film Project Comes to L.A. This Weekend
from LAist.com (Los Angeles)

7/30/12: 48 Hour Fillm Project
from IndieStyle.tv (Indianapolis)

7/26/12: Filmmakers battle sleep for success with 48 Hour Film Project
from Creative Loafing Atlanta (Atlanta)

7/26: The Plaza and the Atlanta Film Festival GET CONNECTED
from Atlanta Creative Loafing (Atlanta)

7/26: Fresh Filter Top Pick: 48 Hour Film Project
from Freshwater Cleveland (Cleveland)

7/26: Indie Film: Filmmakers must get act together fast in annual '48'
from Portland Press Herald (Portland, ME)

7/25: Pop Filter Hot Pick: 48 Hour Film Project screens locally made movies
from POP City (Pittsburgh)

7/24/12: One on One with: Sam Tuomi, 36, producer for the 48 Hour Film Project
from Des Moines Register (Des Moines)

7/23: Gulfport Based Film to Appear on the Big Screen
from Gulfport Patch (Tampa-St. Petersburg)

7/21/12: 48 Hour Film Project Takes Over Studio Movie Grill
from Houston Press (Houston)

7/21: DBC Film Students to Compete in Pittsburgh at the 48-Hour Film Festival
from Gant Daily (Pittsburgh)

7/20/12: 48 Hours of Filmmaking: Making a film in 2 Days
from CineGeek (Nashville)

7/17/12: ‘48-Hour Film Project’ wraps, screenings scheduled
from Albuquerque Business First (Albuquerque)

7/16/12: 'Nora' is winner of Jacksonville's 48 Hour Film Project
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville)

7/14: New Haven's 48 Hour Film Project could be your big break
from New Haven Register (New Haven)

7/11/12: 48 Hour Film Project taking place this weekend
from KOAT Channel 7 (Albuquerque)

7/10: Cleveland filmmakers to compete at Comic-Con
from Columbus Dispatch (Cleveland)

7/9: Local filmmakers win big at 48-Hour Film Project
from Hastings Star Gazette (Minneapolis)

7/9: VIRGINIA THIS MORNING: 48 Hour Film Project
from WTVR CBS 6 (Richmond)

7/9/12: VIRGINIA THIS MORNING: 48 Hour Film Project
from WTVR (CBS Channel 6)

7/6: Got a free weekend? Try making a movie
from Lebanon Daily Star (Beirut)

7/3/12: Last Day to Sign Up (Discount) for Next Week's 48 Hour Film Project
from Nashville Scene (Nashville)

7/2/12: 48 Hour Film Project In Philadelphia
from CBS Philly (Philadelphia)

7/1/12: 48 hours for a film? Why not?
from ABQ Journal (Albuquerque)

6/22/12: Speed Dating
from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh)

6/21: Weekend Auteurs
from Baltimore City Paper (Baltimore)

6/21: 48 Hour Film Project Takes Over Studio Movie Grill
from Houston Press (Houston)

6/20/12: 48-Hour Film Project Premieres Tonight At Texas Theatre
from CBS DFW (Dallas)

6/18/12: 700 local filmmakers compete in 48 hour film project
from First Coast News (Jacksonville)

6/7/12: 48 Hour Film Project movie-making competition comes to Minneapolis this weekend
from City Pages (Minneapolis)

6/7: 48 Hour Film Project movie-making competition comes to Minneapolis this weekend
from Minneapolis City Pages (Minneapolis)

6/7: ‪#Utah‬ filmmakers to compete in 48 Hour Film Project - ‪#SLC‬ teams start Friday 5:30-7 pm at Megaplex 12 in The Gateway
from Now Salt Lake Twitter (Salt Lake City)

6/7: Utah filmmakers to compete in 48 Hour Film Project
from The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City)

6/6/12: Weekend Auteurs
from Baltimore City Paper (Baltimore)

6/5: 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT SCREENINGS KICK OFF TONIGHT AT THE TIVOLI
from STL Mag (St. Louis)

6/5/12: 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT SCREENINGS KICK OFF TONIGHT AT THE TIVOLI
from St. Louis Mag (St. Louis)

6/3: Elizabeth Weitzman's Top 10 in Film for Sunday, June 3
from New York Daily News (New York)

6/3/12: Elizabeth Weitzman's Top 10 in Film for Sunday, June 3 Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/elizabeth-weitzman-top-10-film-sunday-june-3-article-1.1086577#ixzz2JIW8UzGY
from New York Daily News (New York )

6/2/12: 48 Hour Film Project Coming To Minneapolis
from CBS Minnesota (Minneapolis)

6/2: 48 Hour Film Project Coming To Minneapolis
from CBS Minnesota (Minneapolis)

6/1: 48 hours to make a movie in the Twin Cities
from Twin Cities Pioneer Press (Minneapolis)

6/1: 48 Hour Film Competition Coming To St. Louis
from KPLR St. Louis (St. Louis)

5/27: OUR TURN FOR THE 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT
from South Florida Times (Miami)

5/24: The 48 Hour Film Project | Thee Parkside
from Fun Cheap San Francisco (San Francisco)

5/16: Deco Features: The 48 Hour Film Project
from WVSN (Miami)

5/14: The Baltimore 48 Hour Film Project
from Maryland Life (Baltimore)

5/13: Meadowbrook School students are involved in 48-Hour Film Project
from The Boston Globe (Boston)

4/29: Three-minute interview: Mark Ruppert
from Washington Examiner (Washington, D.C.)

2011

6/20: Cast, crew pushed to limit in 48 Hour Film Project in Jacksonville
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

6/20: Indie Film: Stress? Try making a film (from scratch!) in 48 hours
from Portland Press Herald (Portland, OR)

6/20: NH filmmakers take 48-hour challenge
from Union Leader (Manchester, NH)

6/1: Timed film contest to expose talent
from Viet Nam News (Hanoi, Vietnam)

5/23: Official 48-hour movie website launched in Vietnam
from Thanh Nien Daily (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

5/23: Going Out Guide listings for Montgomery County, May 26-June 1
from Washington Post (Washington, DC)

5/17: Local movie team has Cannes Film Festival debut
from San Diego Union Tribune (San Diego, CA)

5/16: Shanghai's 48 Hour Film Project
from CNNGo.com (Shanghai, China)

5/16: Quick take
from Taipei Times (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

5/16: A Mongolian Film Qualifies to Compete in the Cannes Film Festival
from MongolNews (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)

5/16: My farewell blog
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

5/16: Story of Soul-Sucking Vampire Filmed in Attleboro
from Patch.com (Attleboro, MA)

5/12: TV students produce another film in 48 hours
from SouthCoastToday.com (Fall River, MA)

5/11: Four things on our radar
from DesMoinesRegister.com (Des Moines, IA)

5/9: 48 Hour Film Project Registration Approaches
from Richmond.com (Richmond, VA)

5/9: In Fairfax City, making a sci-fi film in 48 hours
from Washington Post (Washington, DC)

5/9: 48-Hour Film Festival coming up again
from Florida Times-Union (Jackonville, FL)

5/9: About Tonight
from DCist.com (Washington, DC)

5/3: About Tonight
from DCist.com (Washington, DC)

5/3: Film project seeks entries
from Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, OH)

5/2: Be Better At Everything: How to make a film in 48 hours
from DesMoinesRegister.com (Des Moines, IA)

5/2: Musician Rickolus stars in Jacksonville movie headed to Cannes
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

5/2: Reel Fast
from Express from The Washington Post (Washington, DC)

4/25: 48 Hour Film Project Genre Workshop
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

4/11: Movie nets makers ticket to Cannes Film Festival
from Columbus Business First (Columbus, OH)

4/4: Dormont's historic Hollywood Theater will reopen in May
from Pop City (Pittsburgh, PA)

4/4: Eat My April Fools' Shorts: Little Films That Fool You Bigtime
from Moviefone (New York, NY)

4/4: Start Your Cameras
from Las Vegas Review-Journal (Las Vegas, NV)

3/28: Jacksonville Film Goes to Cannes!
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

3/28: Contest Countdown
from Las Vegas Review-Journal (Las Vegas, NV)

3/28: Dormont's Hollywood Theater slated to reopen
from Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

3/28: All Jacked Up
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

3/7: Locally made film didn't make the cut in online contest
from Record-Searchlight (Redding, CA)

3/4: Thriller series is Columbus-made
from Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, OH)

3/2: Locally made film may join winners at Cannes festival; short flick ...
from Record-Searchlight (Redding, CA)

2/28: Making an environmental film in 48 hours
from VietNamNet Bridge (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

2/28: 48 Hour Film Project brings movie cameras to Sandy
from Sandy Post (Sandy, OR)

2/21: 48 Hour Film Project - Dallas begins registration
from Examiner.com (Dallas, TX)

2/21: Fast filmmaking and eco activism join forces for 48 Go Green
from CultureMap (Houston, TX)

2/21: RI team competes in 'Go Green' film contest
from Turn to 10.com (Providence, RI)

2/14: Seddon filmmaker scoops awards
from Maribyrnong Leader (Melbourne, Australia)

2/7: "Fools" For Love Take The Stage (And Screen) At The Cameo Theatre
from PRLog.Org (San Antonio, TX)

1/24: Eco-themed Film Contest
from Technorati (San Francisco, CA)

1/24: 'Aidan 5': Clone Detectives in a Dystopian Ohio
from Tubefilter News (Columbus, OH)

1/17: Office refugee gets picture
from Maroondah Weekly (Melbourne, Australia)

1/17: Portland to host enviro-film competition
from Sustainable Business Oregon (Portland, OR)

1/17: Indie Film: Erik Moody: hard worker on Maine's indie film scene
from Press Herald (Portland, ME)

1/3: Make a Green Film in 48 Hours
from Triple Pundit (San Francisco, CA)

1/3: Make A Film In 48 Hours, Save The Environment
from Ecorazzi (Miami, FL)

1/3: Quick green New Year's resolutions
from Mother Nature Network (New York, NY)

1/3: Attention Filmmakers: Go Green!
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

1/3: 48 Hour Film Festival Launches Eco-Themed Competition
from Treehugger (San Francisco, CA)

2010

12/27: NM filmmakers reach national contest
from Bizjournals.com (Albuquerque, NM)

11/22: Mumbai's Best Film: "Everything is Fair"
from Times of India (Mumbai, India)

11/22: Can you make a film in 48 hours? They did!
from Rediff (Mumbai, India)

11/1: Revelation Trail: County High graduate takes his love of film to higher level
from Evansville Courier & Press (Henderson, KY)

10/28: Filmmakers given just 48 hours
from Viet Nam News (Hanoi, Vietnam)

10/25: Movie madness: Seoul's 48-hour Film Project
from CNNGo.com (Seoul, South Korea)

10/11: Mumbai joins 100 cities worldwide in the 48-hour filmmaking challenge
from afaqs (Mumbai, India)

10/11: A film from start to finish, in 48 hours!
from Daily News & Analysis (Mumbai, India)

10/4: Playful poker film premieres here
from Cincinnati.com (Cincinnati, OH)

10/4: WoW Moviewatch: The Lake
from WoW Insider (WoW)

9/27: "I City"
from UB Post (Ulan Bator, Mongolia)

9/27: Redlands has strong showing in film contest
from Redlands Daily Facts (Redlands, CA)

9/16: The 48 Hour Film Project Machinima in Second Life
from Lane's List (Second Life)

9/13: Short and Sweet: DC Shorts Film Festival
from Washington Post (Washington, DC)

9/13: University students dazzle Cleveland competition with short croquet film
from BG News (Cleveland, OH)

9/13: Local team victorious at 48-Hour Film Project
from Fall River Herald News (Fall River, MA)

9/8: Writer's Talk: J. Randall Hicks
from The Ohio Channel (Columbus, OH)

9/6: Redlands filmmaking team wins big
from Redlands Daily Facts (Redlands, CA)

9/6: Team Arkansas Times leads the way with 48 Hour Film Fest nominations
from Arkansas Times (Little Rock, AR)

9/6: Local artist finds new creative outlet as actor in winning film
from Amplifier (Bowling Green, KY)

9/6: "Snakebit" sweeps the 48 Hour Film Project awards ceremony in Temecula
from Southwest Riverside News Network (Riverside, CA)

9/2: Come celebrate the life of Margaret Lauzon
from Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

9/2: 48 Hour Film Project Dallas announces 2011 dates
from Examiner.com (Dallas, TX)

8/31: 48 Hour Film Project coming up
from Going Places (Johannesburg, South Africa)

8/31: Screenings This Week in LR for 48 Hour Film Project Entries
from Arkansas Matters (Little Rock, AR)

8/31: Best of Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project announced
from Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

8/31: 48 Hour Film Festival
from MyFox Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

8/31: Indie Film: Thomas doubts, Dalphin doesn't: Portland is a rich, creative milieu
from Maine Sunday Telegram (Portland, ME)

8/31: Old Town Temecula going Hollywood for independent film events
from Southwest Riverside News Network (Riverside, CA)

8/31: Society Notebook: Red carpet rolls out
from California Chronicle (Orange County, CA)

8/31: 48 Hour Film Festival
from Arkansas Times (Little Rock, AR)

8/31: Phocus Media again racks up 48 Hour Film Project awards
from Paducah Sun (Paducah, KY)

8/31: The 48 Hour Film Project - Support Your Local Filmmaker
from Examiner.com (Orlando, FL)

8/27: Film Note: Galaxy454 takes prize
from Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

8/24: Filmmakers sweat as clock ticks
from Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL)

8/23: 48 Hour Film Project coming up
from artlink.co.za (Johannesburg, South Africa)

8/18: Can You Make a Great Machinima in 48 Hours?
from New World Notes (Machinima)

8/17: Aspiring Filmmakers Take Heart: Passion for Directing & Screenwriting Can Lead To The Top
from tomcruise.com (Los Angeles, CA)

8/17: '48 Hour Film Project' screenings set this week in Riverside
from Riverside Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA)

8/16: 48-hour mad rush to create, capture new film
from Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

8/16: It's a wrap in 48
from Glendale News Press (Glendale, CA)

8/16: Kusho and Jean: A Conversation with Two Student Filmmakers
from GlobalShift (Fullerton, CA)

8/16: The White Ravens' Will Bennett Scores Short Film for the 48 Hour Film Project
from Broadway World (Detroit, MI)

8/16: Filmmakers undergo grueling 48-hour festival competition
from InlandSoCal.com (Inland Empire, CA)

8/16: From script to credits, films in 48 hours
from San Antonio Express (San Antonio, TX)

8/15: A Taylor-made event
from Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis. IN)

8/14: 48 Hour Film Project kicks off in LA
from 89.3 KPCC (Los Angeles, CA)

8/13: Film Notes: Only 48 hours and that's a wrap
from Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

8/12: Mission possible
from Paducah Sun (Paducah, KY)

8/11: Lights, camera, action
from Observer-Reporter (Pittsburgh, PA)

8/11: Short film to be shot in Hilliard on the weekend
from ThisWeek News (Columbus, OH)

8/9: 48 Hour Film Project in Downtown Paducah Aug 13-15
from West Kentucky Star (Paducah, KY)

8/9: Teams race against time to complete film project
from The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA)

8/9: Film teams hustle for timed project
from San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, CA)

8/9: Tonight! New micro art space, dance party, 48-Hour Film
from Weekly Alibi (Albuquerque, NM)

8/9: 'Clark & Claire' wins awards at film project screening
from Foster's Daily Democrat (Dover, NH)

8/6: Filmmakers get a challenge
from MiamiHerald.com (Miami, FL)

7/27: Tampa's 48 Hour Filmmakers invade Channelside for this year's festival
from Creative Loafing Tampa (Tampa, FL)

7/26: Top 9 weekend things to do in the Tri-State
from WCPO (Cincinnati, OH)

7/26: Friday Movie Roundup: Something from Nothing
from Cincinnati CityBeat (Cincinnati, OH)

7/26: Dubuque film premieres tonight at Madison event
from Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA)

7/26: 48 Hour Film Festival raring up
from Arkansas Times (Little Rock, AR)

7/26: 48 Hour Film results to screen this weekend
from California Chronicle (Orange County, CA)

7/26: It's 48 hour Film Project time again
from Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL)

7/26: "48 Hour Film Project" Ready to Roll in Miami/Lauderdale
from Broward Palm Beach News (Miami, FL)

7/26: The 48 Hour Film Project Returns to the Inland Empire
from The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA)

7/24: Under Pressure: Filmmakers challenged to make a movie in 48 hours
from The Oakland Press (Oakland, MI)

7/22: Results of 48 Hour Film Fest to be screened this weekend
from Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, VA)

7/22: 48 Hour Film Project is in San Francisco this week
from boingboing (San Francisco, CA)

7/21: 48 Hour Film Project brings out Tampa's filmmakers
from Creative Loafing Tampa (Tampa, FL)

7/19: TU Productions presents "Search Parameters" - a film from the 2010 48 Hour Film Project
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

7/19: Contest countdown
from Vegas Voice (Las Vegas, NV)

7/13: Clay resident's work in Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project spurs 'bigger things'
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

7/13: 48 Hour Film Project Awards Saturday at Florida Theatre
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

7/13: 48 Hour Film Project returns to Savannah
from Savannah Morning News (Savannah, GA)

7/13: Mandarin resident produces winning record in 48 Hour Film Project
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

7/13: As film festival season heats up, Georgia lures dollars, creates stars
from Rome News-Tribune (Rome, GA)

7/13: MacInations: And The Winners Are!
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

7/12: Can you make a movie in 2 days? The 48 Hour Film Project wants YOU!
from Klue (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

7/9: Michigan movie clips
from Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI)

7/5: Film Notes: '48 Hour' contest returns
from Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

7/5: 48 Hour Film Project set for China - and the world
from Independent (London, England)

7/5: Best of 48 Hour Film Project Screenings
from Salt Lake City Weekly (Salt Lake City, UT)

7/5: SIUE students enter STL film competition, win best editing
from The Alestle (St. Louis, MO)

6/28: 48 Hour Film Festival announces screenings
from Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

6/28: BWW Reviers: A Stroller, An Inspector, A Genre, A Camera and 2880 Minutes
from Broadway World (Baltimore, MD)

6/28: '48 Hour Film Project' challenges local filmmakers
from Daily Utah Chronicle (Salt Lake City, UT)

6/28: 48 Hour Film Project long on creativity, short on sleep
from Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, NC)

6/23: 70 teams, 55 films, 48 hours
from Access Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)

6/22: The 48Hour Film Project Returns to Chicago
from Bradenton Herald (Bradenton, FL)

6/22: Wild Weekend
from St. Louis Globe-Democrat (St. Louis, MO)

6/21: Calling all filmmakers - 48 Hour Film Project coming to San Jose
from StarkSilverCreek (San Jose, CA)

6/21: Events Calendar
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

6/21: Belleville-based filmmakers hope to extend hot streak at 48-Hour Film Challenge
from Belleville News Democrat (Belleville, IL)

6/21: Another 48 hours
from Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

6/21: 48 Hour Film Project
from Salt Lake City Weekly (Salt Lake City, UT)

6/21: 48 Hour Film Project Winners' Panel Workshop Tonight
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

6/21: Greensboro 48 Hour Film Project screens films at local theater
from Examiner.com (Greensboro, NC)

6/21: 48 Hour Film Project Winners
from KPLR 11 (St. Louis, MO)

6/21: Metro-east students score awards at 48-Hour Film Challenge
from Belleville News Democrat (Belleville, IL)

6/21: NH 48 Hour Film Project showcases 22 films
from The Union Leader (Manchester, NH)

6/14: An Auteur Sprint: On Your Mark, Get Set, Film!
from New York Times (New York, NY)

6/14: Mud And Dreams At Summerfest: A Personal Reflection
from Houston Press (Houston, TX)

6/14: Streamlining craft in digital video
from O'Reilly Radar (Sebastopol, CA)

6/14: Actress Leah Allers Advances Her Career on Stage and Screen
from Palisadian-Post (Pacific Palisades, CA)

6/14: 48 Hour Film Project coming to New Hampshire
from Seacoastonline.com (Portsmouth, NH)

6/14: Lights,Camera,Action:here comes the 48-hour Film Project.
from Findtut (New York, NY)

6/14: 48 Hour Film Project NH
from New Hampshire Magazine (Merrimac, NH)

6/14: Go&Do: Two new exhibits up at Robert Lincoln Levy gallery
from Seacoastonline.com (Portsmouth, NH)

6/14: Creatives put on thinking caps and go
from Greensboro News & Record (Greensboro, NC)

6/11: Asheville area filmmakers prepare for 48 Hour Film Project
from Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, NC)

6/10: המהירים והמתים מעייפות
(The Quick and the Dead Tired)

from YNET (Tel Aviv, Israel)

6/8: Naro screens local 48 Hour Film Projects this week
from The Virginian-Pilot (Hampton Roads, VA)

6/7: Making the most of 48 hours
from Fairfax Times (Fairfax, VA)

6/7: Festival forces fast-paced, frugal films
from UNM Daily Lobo (Albuquerque, NM)

6/7: Can't Miss It: Tuesday
from Seattlest (Seattle, WA)

6/3: 48 Hour Film Project fast approaching
from Warwick Beacon (Warwick, RI)

6/3: Global Film Competition
from FOX News (New York, NY)

6/2: 48 Hour Film Project coming to Temecula and other parts of IE
from Southwest Riverside News Network (Riverside, CA)

6/1: Interview with Masarra Sandage, 48 Hour Film Project's Assistant Producer
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

5/31: Osborne returns for 48-Hour Film Project
from Middleboro Gazette (Middleboro, MA)

5/31: Indies & Arties: Point and Shoot
from Express from The Washington Post (Washington, DC)

5/31: The 48-Hour Film Project
from NBC Washington (Washington, DC)

5/31: Cinemania: 48 Hour Film Project News & Interview with Mac McDonald
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

5/31: 48 Hour Film Festival
from The Gracian (Washington, DC)

5/31: 48 Hour Film Project Registration Begins
from Richmond.com (Richmond, VA)

5/29: Film winners are in focus
from Scotsman (Edinburgh, Scotland)

5/26: Inland filmmaker's short screens at Cannes fest
from Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA)

5/26: Movies In a Minute: 48 Hour Film Project
from Express from The Washington Post (Washington, DC)

5/24: Filmmakers have 48 hours to make movie
from Edinburgh Evening News (Edinburgh, Scotland)

5/24: Cinemania: 48 Hour Film Project Open Casting Call Monday!
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

5/24: Arts notes from Western North Carolina
from Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, NC)

5/24: "Conversion" at Cannes
from The Phoenix (Boston, MA)

5/24: Lights, camera, acting...
from The Times of Trenton (Trenton, NJ)

5/24: Roman's work featured at Cannes Film Festival
from Rome News Tribune (Rome, GA)

5/24: News: UltraStar Hazard Theaters
from KPBS (San Diego, CA)

5/17: Connecting to the arts: Two meet-and-greets set for later this week
from Paducah Sun (Paducah, KY)

5/17: "Hushed" at Cannes
from Frederick News Post (Frederick, MD)

5/17: 2010 Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project Registration
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

5/17: 48-Hour Film Project offers local filmmakers 5 to 7 minutes of fame
from Yes! Weekly (Greensboro, NC)

5/17: 48 Hours of Insanity (and Filmmaking)
from The SunBreak (Seattle, WA)

5/17: Local moviemakers are on the ball
from Milford Daily News (Milford, MA)

5/17: York Suburban grad will be on screen at the Cannes Film Festival
from York Dispatch (York, PA)

5/3: USA Film Festival: Short Film Awards
from Pegasus News (Dallas, TX)

5/3: USA Film Festival: The 48 Hour Film Project/Dallas (Texas Filmmakers Showcase)
from Pegasus News (Dallas, TX)

5/3: Local short film headed to Cannes
from C-Ville Weekly (Richmond, VA)

5/3: 48 Hour Film Project coming to NH
from Seacoastonline.com (Portsmouth, NH)

5/1: Austin filmmakers heed the call of Cannes
from Austin 360 (Austin, TX)

5/1: Indies and Arties: Quick Cuts
from Express from The Washington Post (Washington, DC)

5/1: Where & When: What to Do this Weekend
from Washingtonian.com (Washington, DC)

5/1: About Tonight
from DCist.com (Washington, DC)

5/1: A critic joins a crew (for 48 hours)
from True/Slant (Washington, DC)

5/1: Reel World: Three Months Until 48 Hours
from Weekly Alibi (Albuquerque, NM)

4/26: Write, lights, camera, action
from Hopkinton Crier (Hopkinton, MA)

4/16: NYC filmmakers challenged to make films in 48 hours.
from Examiner.com (New York, NY)

4/12: 48 Hour Film Project Genre Workshop Tonight
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

4/12: Editing Creations Wins Film Festival
from PR.com (Houston, TX)

4/11: Local film crew sets sights on Cannes
from Daily Comet (New Orleans, LA)

4/3: 48 Hours And Counting: Whiz-Bang Filmmaking Speeds Through Boston
from WBUR (Boston, MA)

4/1: '48 Hour' winners head to Las Vegas
from Paducah Sun (Paducah, KY)

3/29: The 48 Hour Film Project
from Creative Boom (Edinburgh, Scotland)

3/15: Award Winning Director Gerry Bruno is this Weeks Guest on Arkansas Talent Conversations
from BigNews.biz (Little Rock, AR)

3/15: Comedy Standing Up
from Minneapolis City Pages (Minneapolis, MN)

3/15: Pizarro: History San Jose to honor Susan and Phil Hammer
from San Jose Mercury News (San Jose, CA)

3/15: Burt Wood School participating in film project
from Taunton Daily Gazette (Middleboro, MA)

2/15: This Week's Film
from Weekly Alibi (Albuquerque, NM)

2/1: 48 Hour Film Project in Breda!
from Nieuwsbank (Breda, Netherlands)

1/26: Irish Victory at Sydney 48 Hour Film Project
from The Irish Film Television Network (Dublin, Ireland)

1/25: 48 Hour Film Project op filmfestival Go Short
from Nieuwsbank (Nijmegen, Netherlands)

1/25: Local cinematographers take on national challenge
from Albany Democrat Herald (Albany, OR)

1/25: The horror ... the horror ... Part 2
from Mail Tribune (Portland, OR)

1/24: 48 Hour film fest confirms NAB finale
from DigitalProductionME.com (Dubai, UAE)

1/21: NAB Show to Host Finale of International Film Competition
from Standard Newswire (New York, NY)

1/13: Emmy award winner to direct local project
from SouthCoastToday.com (Middleboro, MA)

1/5: Film Egbert Jan Weeber wint 48 Hour Film Project
from Nieuwsbank (Utrecht, Netherlands)

1/5: Veghelse filmmakers winnen nóg 'n keer
from Brabants Dagblad (Noord Brabant, Netherlands)

1/4: Το «48 Hour Film Project» βραβεύει 15 «πράσινες» ταινίες
from Kathimerini (Athens, Greece)

2009

12/16: Speed Demon
from metroactive (San Jose, CA)

12/14: His best work yet
from Greensboro News & Record (Greensboro, NC)

12/12: 48 Hour Film Project @ the BMA
from Accelerated Decrepitude (Baltimore, MD)

12/7: Commercial Success: Durfee students craft TV ads for local businesses
from Fall River Spirit (New Bedford, MA)

12/7: 48 Hour Film Project: A Cinematic Celebration of Edgar Allen Poe
from Baltimore City Paper (Baltimore, MD)

11/23: Stichting DuS wint 48 hour film project
from NU.nl (Netherlands)

11/16: Pride in my team
from SmartCompany.com.au (Melbourne, Australia)

11/16: Firestarter stokes the flames of Milwaukee's growing film scene
from The Onion A.V. Club (Madison, WI)

11/13: 48 Hour Machinima Flm Project Showing: "And the Winner is ..."
from 15timez (Second Life)

11/9: Film for thought: Locals show short works
from Park Record (Park City, UT)

11/9: Tony Winner Jbara Gives Back
from Broadway World (New York, NY)

11/9: Review: 'New York, I Love You' offers more like than love
from Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

11/3: Capturing Poe's spirit on film
from Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD)

11/3: 48 Hour Film Project Go Green στα Village Cinemas
from Cosmo.gr (Athens, Greece)

11/3: Worth Watching
from Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Honolulu, HI)

11/3: Edgar Allan Poe: a fresh look on film
from Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD)

9/28: Short film contest calls for talent from city
from Times of India (New Delhi, India)

9/28: Acteur bevestigt deelname aan 48 hour Film Festival
from Nieuwsbank (Utrecht, Netherlands)

9/28: A flicker of progress on Maine films
from MaineToday.com (Portland, ME)

9/28: Beating a path to festival
from Blue Mountains Gazette (Katoomba, Australia)

9/28: Movie inspires book
from Richmond Register (Richmond, KY)

9/26: Instant films
from The Week (Kochi, India)

9/14: Star Trek meets Star Search
from Decider Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI)

9/6: Houma film crew captures a shot at Cannes with fast-tracked movie
from The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, LA)

9/3: Kijker bepaalt inhoud 48 Hour Film Project
from FilmNieuws (Utrecht, Netherlands)

9/2: Film project: Romance
from Lancaster Eagle Gazette (Lancaster, OH)

9/1: Weekend Warriors
from The Anchor (Providence, RI)

7/10: Filmschaffende - 500 Filmschaffende kommen zum «48 Hour Film Project»
from Ad Hoc News (Berlin, Germany)

8/30: Shoot your Short
from Mumbai Mirror (Mumbai, India)

8/27: Movies 101: What is the 48 Hour Film Project?
from Nashville Movie Examiner (Nashville, TN)

8/27: All 48 Hour Films Will Be Shown Again Sept 1-2
from West Kentucky Star (Paducah, KY)

8/23: It's a wrap, 48 hours later
from Express-News (San Antonio, TX)

8/21: 48-hour movie contest ready to honor winners
from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

8/20: Alltogether Now creates award-winning film
from Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA)

8/19: 48 Hour Film Project focuses in on local business
from C & G Newspapers (Detroit, MI)

8/19: View Films from the San Antonio 48 Hour Film Project
from San Antonio Nightlife Examiner (San Antonio, TX)

8/18: Lights, Camera, Very Frantic Filmmaking
from Portland Press Herald (Portland, Maine)

8/18: Event: 48 Hour Film Project
from Portland Mercury (Portland, Maine)

8/18: Support your local filmmakers
from Orlando Movie Examiner (Orlando, FL)

8/18: Team Arkansas Times sweeps 48 Hour Film Project
from Arkansas Times (Little Rock, AR)

8/18: Film quickly takes root
from The Newark Advocate (Newark, OH)

8/16: The Portland 48 Hour Film Project
from MaineToday.com (Portland, Maine)

8/14: 48 Hour Film Maker Project Starts at 6pm Today
from West Kentucky Star (Paducah, KY)

8/13: 48 Hour Film Project Pushes Teams to the Edge
from The Paducah Sun (Paducah, KY)

8/13: OU-Zanesville Students to Produce Film
from Zanesville Times-Recorder (Zanesville, OH)

8/13: Teams gear up for 48 Hour Film Project
from Conexión (San Antonio, TX)

8/11: See 48 Hour Film finalists Thursday
from Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA)

8/11: Inland filmmakers compete in 48-hour movie-making project; theme is Western genre
from The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA)

8/7: 48 Hour Film Project sets lightning pace for filmmakers
from Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh, PA)

8/7: Local 2-day filmmaking challenge
from WAVY-TV 10 (Hampton Roads, VA)

8/7: Screen gems
from The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock, AR)

8/7: 48 Hour Film Project
from Richmond Grid (Richmond, VA)

8/6: Instant Movies
from The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA)

8/6: DBC Students to Take Part in Film Project
from The Gant Daily (Clearfield, PA)

8/6: WCU film students take top awards at Asheville’s 48-hour film project
from The Macon County News (Franklin, NC)

8/5: Johnson helps team win at 48 Hour Film Project
from Knoxville News Sentinel (Knoxville, TN)

8/5: 48 Hour Film Project is comin' to town
from Pittsburgh Indie Movie Examiner (Pittsburgh, PA)

7/31: Team Argenta in 48 Hour Film Festival This Weekend
from Argenta News (Little Rock, AR)

7/31: 48 Hour Film Project prompts participants to make art in a jiffy
from The Virginian Pilot (Hampton Roads, VA)

7/29: Local film crew enters 48-hour contest
from Creston News Advertiser (Creston, IA)

7/28: Lights ... camera ... hurry up!
from Connect Savannah (Savannah, GA)

7/28: 48 Hour Film Project: Savannah wins big-time
from Connect Savannah (Savannah, GA)

7/26: Movie contest is race against time
from Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA)

7/25: 48 Hour Film Project Tour Is Global Affair
from JustLuxe (San Diego, CA)

7/24: 48 Hour Film Festival highlights Milwaukee's scriptwriting creativity
from Milwaukee Creative Writing Examiner (Milwaukee, WI)

7/24: Winners of 48 Hour Film Project announced
from Manchester Movie Examiner (Manchester, NH)

7/23: 48 Hour Film Project competition
from Belcourt Theater Examiner (Nashville, TN)

7/22: 48 Hour Film Project Goes to Savannah's Big Screen
from The Coastal Source (Savannah, GA)

7/22: Film Crews Jump Into the 48 Hour Film Festival
from The Coastal Source (Savannah, GA)

7/22: Coming Soon: 48 Hour Film Project
from Kansas City Movie Examiner (Kansas City, MO)

7/21: 48-hour film project kicks off
from Rock Candy (Little Rock, AR)

7/21: Film and Video Production in Kansas and Missouri for July 2009
from Kansas City Info Zine (Kansas City, MO)

7/20: Filmmakers flock to Pawtucket for the 48-Hour Film Project
from Pawtucket Times (Pawtucket, RI)

7/20: 'Ajami' is big winner at Jerusalem Film Fest
from Ha'aretz (Tel Aviv, Israel)

7/19: North Jersey crew wins race for glory
from The Record (Woodland Park, NJ)

7/19: Make a film in 48 hours, have a chance to have it screened around the world
from The Sunday Oakland Press (Pontiac, MI)

7/19: 48-Hour film project
from WTOC (Savannah, GA)

7/19: 48-hour film project
from WTOC (Savannah, GA)

7/16: Filmy Residue
from Weekly Alibi (Albuquerque, NM)

7/16: Fast-forward filming
from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

7/16: What Was the First Acting Job You Booked in Hollywood?
from Back Stage (Los Angeles, CA)

7/15: 48-Hour Project to announce winners at special screening
from Yes! Weekly (Greensboro, NC)

7/15: Ready, set, film: 48-Hour Film Project
from Midlothian Exchange (Richmond, VA)

7/15: 48 Hour Film Maker Project Showing August 18-21
from West Kentucky Star (Paducah, KY)

7/14: 48-Hour Film Project comes to Savannah
from Savannah Morning News (Savannah, GA)

7/14: The 48-Hour Film Project in Louisville
from Louisville Theater Examiner (Louisville, KY)

7/14: Art Lovers Find a Home Away From Home at Designer boutique Hotel G
from 1888PressRelease (Beijing, China)

7/14: Le Pencil: Music in the Zoo, 48 Hour Film Project Screenings
from LAist (Los Angeles, CA)

7/11: Short film, big honor
from Forsyth News (Asheville, NC)

7/11: Film team to compete
from The Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA)

7/10: Filmmakers Rush to Finish Movie in 48 Hours
from KABC-TV (Glendale, CA)

7/10: Filmschaffende - 500 Filmschaffende kommen zum «48 Hour Film Project»
from Ad Hoc News (Berlin, Germany)

7/10: Your city Now, July 11
from San Bernardino Sun (San Bernardino, CA)

7/9: Reel World
from 48 Hours and Counting (Weekly Alibi)

7/9: Can't Miss It: Thursday
from seattlest (Seattle, WA)

7/8: 48 Hour Film Project Wrap-up
from Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

7/3: 48-Hour film project
from The Morning Journal (Cleveland, OH)

7/1: The future of film in Jacksonville
from Jacksonville Indie Movie Examiner (Jacksonville, FL)

6/30: Local Filmmakers to Showcase Their Talents
from The Coastal Source (Savannah, GA)

6/30: Daniel Remer, Film Maker
from Adam in the Morning (Jerusalem, Israel)

6/28: That’s a wrap
from Creative Loafing (Atlanta, GA)

6/28: Asheville's 48 Hour Film Project to announce winners tonight
from Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, NC)

6/28: 48 Hour Film Project: Best of Minneapolis
from iReport (Minneapolis, MN)

6/26: Annual 48 Hour Film Project kicks off tonight
from Creative Loafing (Atlanta, GA)

6/25: “Under” & Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project Winners
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

6/25: Events: 48 Hour Film Project Screenings
from CityBeat (Cincinnati, OH)

6/25: And the 48 Hour Film Project winners are ... (Check out the list and the video!)
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

6/25: Fidrych, Carradine unlikely stars of Detroit-Windsor film festival
from Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI)

6/24: Top 15 Awarded in 48-Hour Film Project
from First Coast News (Jacksonville, FL)

6/24: Indie filmmakers flock to Greensboro 48 Hour Film Project
from Raleigh Indie Movie Examiner (Greensboro, NC)

6/23: 48 Hour Film Project makes its debut in New Hampshire
from Manchester Movie Examiner (Manchester, NH)

6/21: Contestants race through a weekend to turn a concept into finished film
from Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD)

6/21: 48-Hour Film Project brings filmmakers to Greensboro
from News 14 (Greensboro, NC)

6/21: 48 hours to make a film in Portsmouth? No problem!
from Portsmouth Herald (Portsmouth, NH)

6/20: 48 Hour Film Project: Top 15 announced, screenings and awards on Wednesday
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

6/19: Cameras rolling this weekend for 48 Hour Film Project
from Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, NC)

6/18: 4 Seacoast teams compete in 48 Hour Film Project
from Portsmouth Herald (Portsmouth, NH)

6/18: Movie pressure on: Group uses footage from Port City for 48 Hour Film Project
from Foster's Daily Democrat (Dover, NH)

6/18: International Film Competition Comes to Madison
from NBC15 (Madison, WI)

6/17: המציא את הזמן מחדש: פרוייקט "48 שעות" יוצא לדרך
from Maariv (Tel Aviv, Israel)

6/17: Another 48 hours
from Asheville Arts and Entertainment (Asheville, NC)

6/16: Daniel Remer (Film Maker) from Remervision
from Adam in the Morning (Jerusalem, Israel)

6/16: 48 Hour Film Project rolls this weekend
from Cincinnati Metromix (Cincinnati, OH)

6/16: 48-Hour Film Project a test of talent, time management
from News and Record (Greensboro, NC)

6/16: Hot Summer Nights, Cool Movies
from Minneapolis Movies (Minneapolis, MN)

6/15: Movies made, start to finish, in Mpls this weekend
from WCCO (Minneapolis, MN)

6/14: Latest Minnesota News
from KXMC (Minot, ND)

6/13: Locals sock it to ’em at film contest
from The Bridgewater Independent and Enterprise (Bridgewater, MA)

6/12: Past winners share advice for would-be filmmakers
from News and Record (Greensboro, NC)

6/12: Team branches off for 48 Hour Film Project
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

6/12: 48 Hour Film Project: The Education of Mr. Dupree
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

6/12: Phoenix staffers' film wins top prize at 48 Hour Film Festival
from The Boston Phoenix (Boston, MA)

6/12: Clay County man finds competition at 48 Hour Film Project
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

6/11: 48 Hour Film Project's final night of screenings
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

6/10: 48-Hour Film Festival: Fast, cheap, and somewhat in control
from The Onion A.V. Club (Milwaukee, WI)

6/8: 48 Hour Film Project screenings start Tuesday night
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

6/7: Filmmakers find creativity in a hurry
from Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX)

6/7: Contest tests Houston filmmakers' stamina, creativity
from Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX)

6/6: 48 Hour Film Project: The first 24 hours (and counting...)
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

6/5: 48 Hour Film Project in Jacksonville This Weekend!
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

6/2: Lights, camera, hastily written script... action!
from Edinburgh Evening News (Edinburgh, Scotland)

5/30: Can Bobby Parker pull it off three years in a row?
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

5/29: Ready, Set, ACTION!
from WNYC (New York, NY)

5/29: What is the 48 Hour Film Project?
from Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL)

5/27: MN filmmakers invaded Cannes, now working on 'Nation Undead'
from Minneapolis Post (Minneapolis, MN)

5/23: Through the looking glass in Cannes
from MacLeans (Toronto, ON)

5/21: Insomniac Filmmaking: The Seattle 48-Hour Film Project
from Seattle Post Intelligencer (Seattle, WA)

5/21: Filmmaking on the fly: The best of the 48 Hour Film Project
from The Onion A.V. Club (Washington, DC)

5/21: Panasonic sponsor ufficiale del ‘48 Hour Film Project Roma’
from Millecanali (Rome, Italy)

5/21: Filmmakers face 48-hour race to shoot
from Edinburgh Evening News (Edinburgh, Scotland)

5/21: SLC Makes 48 Movies in 48 Hours
from In Utah This Week (Salt Lake City, UT)

5/20: 48 Hour Film Project in Fargo this month
from Jamestown Sun (Jamestown, ND)

5/17: A gigantic owl wins a young filmmaker his visit to Cannes
from rogerebert.com (Chicago, IL)

5/16: Film Preview: The 2009 Edinburgh 48 Hour Film Project
from itsonitsgone.com (Edinburgh, Scotland)

5/15: Ζαμπίδης, Snowboard & MC Yinka έρχονται στo Urban Heroes!
from MAD.TV (Athens, Greece)

5/15: 48 Hours of Philmmaking
from Phillyist (Philadelphia, PA)

5/14: Fringe benefits from big expansion
from Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX)

5/14: Films shot in 48 hours
from The Santa Clara (Santa Clara, CA)

5/13: Dallas’ 48 Hour Film Project offers “Boot Camp” orientation session
from Pegasus News (Dallas, TX)

5/13: 48 Hour Film Project Boot Camp
from Pegasus News (Dallas, TX)

5/4: Rushed Reels: 48 Hour Film Project
from Express Night Out (Washington, DC)

5/4: Bootown Presents the Houston Fringe Festival
from TheatrePort (Houston, TX)

5/4: Dallas participants in 48HFP should prepare for a sleepless weekend
from Pegasus News (Dallas, TX)

4/30: Cannes will screen local short film
from Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, OH)

4/30: 48 Hour Film Project kicks off Friday
from Washington Business Journal (Washington, DC)

4/29: Granville resident soaks up role in film to be shown at Cannes
from Newark Advocate (Newark, OH)

4/29: The 48 Hour Film Project returns! / To 48 Hour Film Project επιστρέφει δριμύτερο!
from Avopolis Music Network (Athens, Greece)

4/29: 48-Hour Film Festival Free Preview Screening
from Edinburgh Guide (Edinburgh, Scotland)

4/23: Cannes to screen San Antonio film
from San Antonio Business Journal (San Antonio, TX)

4/21: 48 Hour Film Project Returns to Edinburgh
from Edinburgh Guide (Edinburgh, Scotland)