Monday, March 9th, 2009
Encourages area filmmakers to immerse themselves in the film process
Contact: Jennifer Tran
TALLAHASSEE—Members of the Tallahassee Film Festival, presented by Florida Commerce Credit Union, invite all amateur and professional filmmakers to compete in the 48 Hour Film Contest powered by Tallahassee.com. The contest provides the community with the chance to be a part of the film process from conception to viewing by offering contestants the opportunity to create and submit their own short film.
“One of the goals of the Tallahassee Film Festival is to give local cinematographers a venue to display their work to the general public,” said Bob Howard, president of the Tallahassee Film Festival. “The 48 Hour Film Contest is a perfect vehicle in which to accomplish this goal.”
The contest will take place March 20-22, 2009. The contest is open to anyone who assembles a team of one to five people to compete. To enter the 48 Hour Film Contest, stop by the TCC Capitol Center from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2009. The entry fee is $50 per team. A representative from each team must register in person.
Teams have 48 hours and a limited production budget of $100 to create their own short film for submission. On Friday evening, teams will receive a theme, prop, and a line of dialogue which must be included in their film. On Sunday evening, all teams must turn in their finished work.
All films will be featured on the Tallahassee Democrat website: www.tallahassee.com/48hourcontest. The public will be able to view and vote for films to win the coveted Tallahassee.com Viewer’s Choice Award.