As part of the world’s largest time-based film competition, the seventh Melbourne 48HFP is set to once again challenge and inspire the Victorian filmmaking community with early bird registration now open.
All entries will be screened at ACMI and judged by a panel of industry professionals.
Emmy award winning set designer, Rolland Pike has been announced as the first of the judging panel.
This year’s event dates are:
Creative Forum: 7pm, Thursday, 7 August, The Cube, ACMI
Competition Weekend: 7pm, 5 – 7 September, The Cube, ACMI
Opening Night: 7:30pm, Monday 22 September, ACMI
General Screening: 7:30pm, every night from 23 – 26 September, ACMI
Awards Night: 7:30pm, Friday, 3 October, ACMI
This September hundreds of filmmakers will gather to draw their genre, and receive the prop, line of dialogue and character their films must include. Then begins a mad 48 hour rush to script, shoot, edit, score and render their film.
Participants will be battling it out for a range of industry related category prizes, as well as the best overall film winning a flight to compete in the international 48 finals at Filmapalooza in Hollywood.
Last year LateNite Films swept the awards with Flash. The film won five awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Edit, Best Sound as well as the Audience Choice award. Their prize included a flight to New Orleans to represent Melbourne in Filmapalooza. Following Ready to Roll’s The Anti-Social Network in 2012, the judges chose 48HFP Melbourne’s best film as one of the top ten for the second year running, winning a screening at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival.