Orlando’s 48 Hour Film Project returns Aug 22-24

Lights… camera… ACTION, Orlando filmmakers!!

The 48 Hour Film Project Orlando is seeking filmmakers, actors, musicians, and artists of all kinds! Filmmakers of all levels of proficiency are welcome to sign up for this contest. Filmmaker and actor meetups are happening every week before the August 22nd Kickoff Event at CuePhoria Billiards and Cafe in Winter Park.

Teams from around the world gather to make a short film – from concept to completion – in just one weekend! (Check out our wrap up from last year, as well as Orlando Weekly’s cover story by resident Film Critic, Cameron Meier.)

Last year’s Orlando winner, “TechSquad” from Team Creative Inlet, has screened at notable film festivals local and abroad including the Florida Film Festival, Sanford’s awesome Love Your Shorts Film Festival, the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival and the upcoming Central Florida (CENFLO) Film Festival in Ocoee on Labor Day weekend. (Also screening at CENFLO is a short called The Conversation, a film by our own Guest Contributor Nando Torres of Bad Kitty Films!)

Orlando’s “TechSquad” advanced to Filmapalooza in New Orleans this year where it was [literally!] one step away from making it into the prestigious Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner in France. A little Twitter birdie told us Team Creative Inlet will compete again this year…

This caught our eye –> According to their press release, “New Amsterdam Vodka and The 48 Hour Film Project will co-host a national filmmaking competition. New Amsterdam’s “It’s Your Town” competition will invite five teams from 25 US cities to participate in a challenge that requires filmmakers to produce short, docu-style films and provide an insider’s view into the places and people that make their city unique, focusing on the local stories outsiders normally wouldn’t see. At the close of the competition, a screening of a selection of New Amsterdam’s “It’s Your Town” films will be shown at The 48 Hour Film Project’s culminating celebration, Filmapalooza 2015.

Will Orlando be selected for this challenge? WE HOPE SO!! For more information and instructions on how to register for this year’s 48 HFP, please visit: https://www.48hourfilm.com/orlando/ and follow the competition on Twitter @Orlando48HFP

Break a leg‘ Orlando filmmakers!

 

About the 48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project is the oldest and largest timed film competition in the world.  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 filmmaking, emphasizing creativity and teamwork and “doing” instead of “talking”. The emphasis is also on building communities of local creative people, facilitating making new connections, showcasing skills, and celebrating what creativity and teamwork can accomplish in just one weekend.