Welcome to the 48HFP
Are you a director, actor, editor, shooter, or audio ninja just itching to practice your craft? Professionals, pre-professionals or hobbyists - this is what you have been waiting for.
The 48 Hour Film Project is an opportunity for filmmakers of all levels to practice your craft - to make a film in a weekend and have it screen before an audience at your local theater.
How It Works
It sounds simple: Make a film in 48 hours - 2 days - one weekend. Here’s the catch - you don’t know the genre of your film until right before the clock starts ticking!
First begin putting a team together and register for the 48HFP in your city.
Next after registering, you will receive a series of emails with information and tips for a successful event. During the lead up to the Project, teams recruit their cast and crew, scout locations and pull their gear together - putting everything in place for the filmmaking weekend.
vrijdag Night Kickoff Utrecht: vrijdag, 28 september 2018
The 48 Hour Film Project weekend starts on a vrijdag night with the Kickoff Event for your city. At the Kickoff:
- Each team receives the genre for its film in a random drawing
- Then the required elements are announced - a character, a prop and a line of dialogue - each of which must appear in all films
Then it is off to the races!! Filmmakers have just 48 hours to write, shoot and edit their film.
Film Weekend: 48 Hours of Non-Stop Action Utrecht: vrijdag, 28 - zondag, 30 september 2018
Most teams schedule their weekend like this:
- vrijdag Night: Writing the script, gathering costumes and props
- zaterdag: Production - this is the shoot
- zondag: Editing and Dropoff - it’s time to complete your film as the minutes tick down
zondag Night Dropoff Utrecht: zondag, 30 september 2018
At the Dropoff Event, teams submit their film along with the required paperwork. But don’t be late! One minute late is too late to be eligible for awards - but all films are screened.
Premiere Screening: Your Film on the Big Screen Utrecht: dinsdag, 2 oktober 2018
The culmination of all your hard work is a screening of your film at a local theater. All submitted films (both late and on-time) will be screened!
Filmmakers experience the thrill of seeing their creative work on the big screen in front of an audience. An opportunity you don't want to miss!Judging & Prizes After the 48
Ready to Get Started?1. Join Our Email List *
2. Put Your Team Together ***
3. Think of a Team Name
4. Register for Utrecht 48HFP starting 10 jul
* Find Us on Facebook
Don’t forget to join your city’s Facebook page to keep up with the latest news and events.
*** Assembling Your Team
You only need a few key people on board to sign up your team. Where can you find other teammates? Friends & Family, Craig's List, Facebook, Twitter!
*** Networking Events
Your city's webpage will let you know about upcoming networking events - a great place to find teammates.• more info
*** Local Musicians
Some local musicians, bands & composers may be willing to let you use their work in your film because it creates additional exposure for their talents.