On Friday, June 17, teams of local filmmakers will be assigned a genre, character, prop and line of dialogue for the short film they’ll write, cast, shoot and polish over the next two days. And groups in 129 other cities across the globe will spend their weekend on a similar creative sprint. At the finish, participants can expect a worthwhile payoff: Asheville Brewing Co. will screen the resulting 17 local submissions (assuming they’re all handed in on time) over three days, and a panel of judges will decide which of those advances to Hollywood’s 48 Hour Film Project Filmapalooza awards in 2017. Success there could mean a screening slot at the famed, invite-only Cannes Film Festival. The motion pictures premiere at Asheville Brewing Co. from Tuesday to Thursday, June 21 to 23, with certain teams scheduled for 7 and 10 p.m. each night. $8. 48hourfilm.com/asheville. Image courtesy of the 48 Hour Film Project
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