New Orleans’ 48 Hour Film Project has opened registration for this year’s competition. The festival, now in its 10th year, will take place July 22 to 24.
The annual event brings various teams of filmmakers together to write, shoot and edit a short film in just 48 hours. This year’s grand prize winner will go up against other shorts from around the world at Filmapalooza 2017, where they will have a chance to earn their way into the iconic Cannes Film Festival’s Court Métrage short film competition.
As is the case with most 48 hour film festivals, participating teams will begin the process by drawing a genre from a hat. They will also be given a character, prop and line of dialogue that they must include in their film. Teams have two days–from 7pm on Friday to 7pm on Sunday–to write, shoot and edit their shorts. The films, which must be between 4 and 7 minutes in length, are then screened and judged on the final night of the event.
Prizes include Best Acting, Best Cinematograhy, Best Directing, Best Writing, Best Use of Prop and more, with the top prize going to the film that takes home Best Film honors.
The 48 Film Project has also announced a series of pre-festival mixers, with the first taking place on Thursday, May 26 at Encore Legends Club in Metaire.
More information on the event can be found here.