The 48 Hour Film Project will be held the weekend of 12th to 14th October, 2012. Festival producers, in association with Parramatta City Council, invite filmmakers to compete. Cash prizes and international exposure await the winners. Teams are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis and competition registration is now open at: http://www.48filmproject.com.au
First prize for the competition is the Parramatta Prize worth $8000.00 cash. In addition, a representative from the winning team will be flown to the US to show their film to an international audience and compete in the world championships of which the 14 best films from the championships will be shown at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner.
The 48 Hour Film Project is the world’s largest timed filmmaking competition. In 2012 over 50,000 filmmakers will make almost 4,000 films in 125 cities on 6 continents around the world. They will all compete to write, shoot, and edit a short film in just 48 hours.The competition starts promptly at 7 p.m. Friday, 12th October 2012. Participating teams will be given a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue that they must work into their film. Teams are responsible for putting together a cast and crew, as well as securing equipment, locations, and costumes. They have only 48 hours to produce and hand in, or upload a 4 to 7 minute film by 7pm on 14th October 2012.