Aspiring filmmakers, novice cameramen (and women) and industry professionals are all on equal footing for two short days. The annual 48 Hour Film Project gives movie fans an opportunity to crank out their own short films and then show them on the big screen.
“The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie — write, shoot, edit and score it — in just 48 hours,” explains the Web site. “On Friday night, you get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in your movie. 48 hours later, the movie must be complete. Then it will show at a local theater, usually in the next week.”
Registration for this year’s Asheville 48 Hour Film Project begins Monday, April 28, here. Registration is first-come, first-served and runs $135 up to four weeks before the competition (at that point, it jumps to $155).
This year, online music library Rumblefish offers 48 Hour Film Project filmmakers a reduced licensing rate of $25 on songs for use in films.
The competition is held Friday, June 20, through Sunday, June 22. Info: e-mail Asheville@48hourfilm.com.
—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter