Filmmakers and aspiring ones can participate from wherever in the world they are as workshops are online and films are submitted online via Cinema48. The KZN Film Commission brings to you the 48-hour film project! This 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.
On Friday night, November 27, 2020, teams get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all of which needs to be included in their movie. Forty-eight hours later, Sunday, November 29, the movie must be complete. Screenings will take place at Ster-Kinekor Gateway on December 12.
“We are excited to open up registrations for young and experienced filmmakers to challenge themselves in participating in the 11th 48 Hour Film Project, this year seemed impossible but here we are,” said Nerusha Sadapal (Maharaj) from Visual Network SA.
ilms are four to seven minutes long and are made in just one weekend. All films submitted will have their premieres for the public at Gateway Mall, flighting on 1kzntv and an online platform. The film declared the overall ‘Best Film’ of Durban will be sent to the international 48HFP competition, Filmapalooza, to be screened and judged with over 130 city winners from around the globe. From there, 10 films will be selected to screen in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes International Film Festival.
All films shown are eligible for audience recognition, and those, who are submitted on time are judged for various awards by a local filmmaker panel. One of the exciting prizes is a one year bursary in filmmaking which will be awarded to best newcomer, compliments of Creative Arts College. People of all ages, skill and experience levels are welcome to participate.
Organisers are encouraging the use of filming on a mobile device and these entrants will be judged in a separate mobile category. Experienced and new filmmakers find that the deadline pushes them to end the weekend with a finished film- something that is very hard to do in the ‘real world’.
“It gives us great pleasure as the KZN Film Commission to be part of this collaborative effort with the 48 hour project, it is a true reflection of what we believe in and stand for as a business, which is encouraging creativity within the film space from all ages. We look forward to seeing talent, passion and drive from the different districts within the province participating in this project and showcasing our talent,” said Carol Coetzee, CEO of the film commission.
Filmmakers and aspiring ones can participate from wherever in the world they are as workshops are online and films are submitted online via Cinema48. They are excited to have on board Fujifilm South Africa, who will be sponsoring the spectacular XT4 camera which will be awarded to best Cinematographer and a one year bursary in filmmaking sponsored by Creative Arts College.
Save the dates:
Surviving the 48 Workshop: Sunday, November 22
Filming weekend: November 27 to 29
For additional details, or to register a team visit: http://www.48hourfilm.com/durban-za