The 48 hour film project is returning to DC on May 2nd and registration is set to start on February 15th (which would be this Friday).
Last year Jeff and Alexandra (bravely) led a “byt-cosponsored) team to if not victory, then definitely entertaining results and Jeff is looking to do it again (if you are interested email him at: [email protected])
For the uninitiated (but piqued) here is the deal:
48 Hour Film Project originated in DC in 2001 when Mark Ruppert came up with a crazy idea to try to make a film in 48 hours. He quickly enlisted his filmmaking partner, Liz Langston, and several other DC filmmakers to form their own teams and join him in this experiment. The big question back then was: “Would films made in only 48 hours even be watchable?”
The answer was a resounding yes, and now six years later and with more than 100 competitions having taken place around the world, it is amazing to consider the success of the Project. Last year, some 30,000 filmmakers made films in 55 cities around the world. The winning movies proceed to go on a (inter)national tour. Teams can range in size from 1 to 103 (that is how many a team in Richmond had last year) and aside from sleeplessness and possible desires to gauge your teammate’s eyes out this seems like it would be a pretty rad time.
for more details and to register go here:
to watch previous movies go here: