One Movie. Two Days. Infinite Glory.
Making its Sacramento debut in 2007, the 48 Hour Film Festival offers the opportunity for budding filmmakers and professionals alike to get down to the nitty gritty in a two-day challenge that tests both skill and will.
Competitors are tasked with making a film from start to finish in 48 hours, which includes writing the script, shooting the footage, and editing the film to its final cut. Although casting and location scouting is allowed ahead of time, 4 required elements ensure the filmmaking can't truly begin until the first day of competition.
The competition is FREE to everyone and finished films are GUARANTEED A SCREENING at the 2012 Sacramento International Film Festival, plus one winner will be crowned Best 48-Hour Film.
To ensure that films are not made before the start of the competition, teams are required to use 4 elements for their film that are chosen by the festival coordinators:1) A specific character name
2) A line of dialogue
3) A prop
4) A genre
The first 3 elements are the same for all teams and will be revealed at the kickoff. Before beginning production, each team must also choose a genre from a hat. For more details, see the Official 48-Hour Rules & Entry Form.
1) DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE the 48-Hour Official Rules and Entry Form. Remember, there is no fee to enter and everyone who applies, plays by the rules, and finishes a film on time will screen at the festival.
2) REGISTER BELOW STARTING JANUARY/FEBRUARY. If you need cast or crew, we'll do our best to match you up with other entrants who fit your needs. You are also free to form your team all on your own; just let us know that's your plan.
REGISTER BELOW. This gives us an idea who you are and what your interest is. We'll do our best to help put teams together (as necessary) based on the feedback we get from you and other entrants.
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