Originally conceived as a personal challenge for founders Liz Langston and Mark Ruppert, the 48-Hour Film Project has evolved into a professional showcase for local talent and skilled media professionals alike. The 48 Hour Film Project promotes camaraderie, industry networking and provides a coveted platform for local filmmakers to showcase their work to the community.
“About 400 members of the regional film community comes out year after year to create, collaborate and celebrate filmmaking.”
Cincinnati Competition Registration is open through Friday August 5. A few spots still remain. Teams can register online at http://www.48hourfilm.com/
The 48-Hour Film Project is in its 11th year and has quickly grown into a worldwide phenomenon. This year the competition began in Nijmegan, Netherlands in March and winds through almost 100 cities, culminating in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in November, 2011. During that time, each winner of the local filmmaker competition is elevated to a subsequent round of competition where ultimately a winner is chosen and is screened at the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival in May, 2012.
The Cincinnati community is invited to see the local films competing in this year’s competition by attending screenings at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202, Friday or Saturday, August 13 or 14.
For more information visit www.48hourfilm.com/
About the 48 Hour Film Project
The 48 Hour Film Project, is the world’s oldest timed film competition and was created in 2001 by filmmakers Mark Ruppert and Liz Langston. The Cincinnati 48 started in 2003 and is still going strong. The 48 Hour Film Project for 2011 is in 100 major cities on 6 continents, with over 50,000 participants worldwide will create over 3400 films. The 48 Hour Film Project’s mission is to advance filmmaking and promote filmmakers. The tight 48-hour deadline puts the focus squarely on the filmmakers, emphasizing creativity and teamwork and “doing” instead of “talking.”