Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Tallahassee Film Festival (TFF) has opened a call to artists for film submissions to the 48-Hour Film Contest that will run from Nov. 2-4. Filmmakers of all experience levels will have 48 hours to script, cast, shoot and edit a 5-minute film, following specific contest guidelines. The two-day creative marathon not only results in amazing films but also produces memories that will last a lifetime for the participants.
“The Tallahassee Film Festival is excitedly anticipating this year’s 48-Hour Film Contest, which each year attracts talented filmmakers from across the country,” said Lou Armesto, TFF Board Chair. “The contest is a fun event for both filmmakers and the public, who eagerly await their work.“ The fun begins in the lobby of the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science on Nov. 2nd, where orientation will take place at 7 p.m. There the three required elements of each film will be announced: theme, prop and line of dialogue, all of which must be prevalent in all submissions and congruent with the film’s storyline.
No previous film experience or training is necessary; however along with the entry fee of $50 per team, participants are required to submit a registration form and a hold harmless agreement. Teams are allowed a maximum of five members and will be entered into one of three categories based on level of experience: youth, amateur or professional filmmakers. One team of winners in each category will be awarded with a $100 cash prize, bragging rights and a trophy. Results will be determined by a panel of non-competing filmmakers and film critics. The Tallahassee Democrat, the contest’s primary sponsor, will post all qualified entries on their website, www.tallahassee.com, to help facilitate the Audience Choice Award. Friends, family and the community will have a one-week opportunity to vote in the audience choice category beginning on Nov. 9th at 7 p.m.
Ms. Chucha Barber, 48-Hour Film Contest Committee Chair, says, “We encourage everyone to view the videos online and cast their ballot for the Audience Choice Award by voting for their favorite.”
All winners will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 29th, at a public event sponsored by the Tallahassee Democrat and Tri-Eagle Sales. Registration forms and official rules and regulations for the 48-Hour Film Contest can be found on the Tallahassee Film Festival website at www.tallahasseefilmfestival.com.
About the Tallahassee Film Festival:
The Tallahassee Film Festival (TFF) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization whose Mission is to nurture all aspects of film culture and stimulate economic development; its Vision is to make Tallahassee a nationally recognized film center. To those ends, in partnership with the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts, it produces an annual festival and other year-round, film-related events. For more information, visit www.tallahasseefilmfestival.com.