The weekend? June 23 - 25, 2017
The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!
Filmmakers from all over the Washington, DC area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Court Métrage.
Join us Saturday, June 3rd to mingle with fellow filmmakers and friends. This event is a great opportunity to find a team and/or form a team and learn more about the 48-hour film project. We will be giving filmmaking tips, gear advice and information on how to navigate your 48-hour experience.
2:30pm – 3:15pm: Introductions / Meet & Greet
3:15pm – 4pm: Producer Session
4pm – 5pm: Meet & Greet / Sign up
Producer Session Topics will include:
1. 48-hour rules of the competition.
2. What you need to know to lead your own team.
3. Finding the right gear for your team.
4. How to manage your team.
5. How to operate on a team as a crewmember.
6. Writing tips.
7. How to find actors.
8. Q & A.
This event will take place at Arlington Independent Media. Also known as AIM.
The address is 2701-C Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201. Although the address is on Wilson Boulevard, the main entrance is on Danville Street. The closets Metro Stations are Courthouse and Clarendon on the Orange and Silver lines. Feel free to join us anytime between 2:30pm – 5pm.
Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for Washington in only 48 hours.
In May of 2001, Mark Ruppert (Creator/ Executive Producer), Liz Langston (Co-Founder/ Executive Producer) and Christina Ruppert (Director of Operations) were all part of the team The Big Ouch. It was one of 10 teams in the inaugural 48 Hour Film Project and the required prop was a severed body part.