48 Hour Film Project gets underway

  • List.co.uk
  • 8 May 2008

Edinburgh express film-making competition begins 7pm Friday

On Friday May 16 at 7pm, filmmakers from across the UK will convene in Edinburgh’s Cameo Cinema to draw a character, prop, line of dialogue and a genre from a hat. They will then have just 48 hours to make an original movie from scratch using these elements.

The filmmakers are competing in The Edinburgh 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) as part of the world’s largest timed-film competition for their chance to win Avid Media Composer software for Mac and PC, the industry standard in digital video editing which normally retails for £1,822.

All films will have a special screening at The Cameo at 9pm on both Tuesday May 20 and Wednesday May 21. "The Cameo has a history of supporting people with imagination and a drive to work in film,” says the cinema’s General Manager Ian Hoey.

The winner of the Best Director prize will receive Glasgow Media Access Centre (GMAC) Membership and discounted equipment hire from Progressive Broadcast whilst winner of Best Writer will receive Cameo Membership. Further prizes will be awarded in 15 additional categories.

All films will be judged by Paul Dale, Film Editor at The List, and Ian Hoey.

More Information: www.48hourfilm.com/edinburgh

Buy tickets to the screenings (May 20&21 @ 9pm)
By Phone: 0871 704 2052
Online: www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema_home_date.aspx?venueId=edbg
In Person: 38 Home Street, Edinburgh EH3 9LZ

Teams screened on Tuesday, May 20, 9pm
Team Fish, Craig Moncur
Water of Leith, Pete Goldsack
Team Bollard, Alexander Owen-Hill
TMG48, Will Dunsmure
3 Marvelous Cloppers, Oli Mival
Velage Idiots, Lee Crompton
Brightside FX, Shahram Shahbazi
Percussitive Thinking, Leah Merete Robb
No Cannes Do, Louise Trow
Fascination, Neil Meffan

Teams screened on Wednesday, May 21, 9pm
Better Than Figs, Freda O’Byrne
Wilfred, Georgina Birkett-Jones
phoenix sapphire productions, Stephanie Paterson
if, Stefanie Tan
The Stockbridge Specials, Magnus Wake
Bad Pony, William Samson
brazilliant, Lee Archer
Digital Stramash, Archie Allison
Le canard, Grace Mctrace
St Clare of Assisi, Maciej Kwiecinski
SALTPETER, Patrick Hickey

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