48 Hour Film Project to visit Edinburgh for the first time
The 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) will tour to Edinburgh for the first time ever in 2008.
Between 16 and 18 May, filmmakers from all over Scotland will compete to write, shoot and edit a short film in just 48 hours. All films will be screened at The Cameo on 20 and 21 May.
The 48HFP is the world’s oldest and largest timed-film competition and takes place annually in over 60 cities around the world with more than 30,000 filmmakers competing to win the title of ‘Best 48 Hour Film of 2008’.
The winning Edinburgh team will be invited to attend the Filmapalooza Awards Weekend. The winning 48 Hour Film of 2007 is being screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and the same is expected for this year's victor.
Filmmaking teams of all levels will meet on 16 May at The Cameo, where they will receive a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue that they must work into their short film. Teams have until 7:30pm on 18 May to write, shoot and edit their films.
All films will be judged by Paul Dale, film editor of The List, and Ian Hoey, general manager of The Cameo, and awards will be given in several categories.
‘We're excited to be playing host to this challenge,’ says Hoey. ‘I'm sure it will not only be a keenly contested competition but great viewing entertainment as well.’
To learn more about The Inaugural Edinburgh 48 Hour Film Project, go along to the Brass Monkey (14 Drummond Street, Edinburgh) on 1 April at 6.30pm for a free April Fool's Day screening of The Best 48 Hour Films of all time.
Registration opens on 24 March and is open to all via www.48hourfilm.com/edinburgh.
To see selected 48 Hour Films, go to www.48.tv.