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48-hour Film Project Announces Film Competition To Target Cincinnati This Weekend

The international filmmaking competition celebrates 10 years and gives regional filmmakers an extreme filmmaking challenge and a chance at a screening at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

PRLog - Aug. 3, 2011 - CINCINNATI -- (August 3, 2011, Cincinnati, OH) On Friday, August 5, filmmakers from around the tri-state area will descend upon Northern Kentucky University’s Digitorium to hear three critical elements that must be included in their film to qualify for the cash prize and Cannes screening that are the highlight of the competition. The 48-Hour Film Project, aptly named, requires teams to race against time and each other and complete the writing, filming, and editing of their film in exactly 48 hours.  

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.” said Kat Steele, Cincinnati City Producer of the 48-Hour Film Project. “This is an exercise in extreme filmmaking, where teams can reach outside the box creatively and professionally in ways many don’t get the chance to in their day jobs. The Cincinanti city winner will win a producer’s prize package and compete against 102 other international teams. These city winning films will all be screened at the Taos Shortz Film Festival in New Mexico and selected city films will go on to screen at Cannes, joining our Cincinnati 2007 & 2008 city winners that went, after winning their respective years.”

Cincinnati Competition Registration is open through Friday August 5.  A few spots still remain. Teams can register online at http://www.48hourfilm.com/cincinnati

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/cincinnati

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.”

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