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48HFP Filmmakers Hit The Red Carpet In CannesThursday, July 12, 2018

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Red carpets.

Celebrities.

Parties.

Those were just a few of the many experiences at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and a group of 48HFP filmmakers from around the world got to be a part of it all!

Last month marked the 12th year that the 48 Hour Film Project has been a part of the world's most iconic film festival, Cannes. We presented a selection of 16 of our top films from around the world that were screened as a part of the Short Film Corner. For the filmmakers that attended, having their film screened at Cannes was a once in a lifetime experience that most of them had never even dreamed they would get to experience.

The Cannes Film Festival (or Festival de Cannes) is widely regarded as the world's premier film festival. Filmmakers, actors, and celebrities make their way to Cannes just to be seen on the red carpet, or at the many lavish parties and events held as a part of the festival. Each year, the top filmmakers from around the world strive to have a film screened there. For many of them, a screening at Cannes could be the break they need to get international recognition as a filmmaker. We are lucky to partner with Cannes to bring this opportunity to our 48HFP filmmakers.

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Highlights of the trip included parties and workshops for Cannes attendees, the white sand beaches of the French Riviera, walking the famous Cannes red carpet, and of course, the 48HFP film screening. Several from our party were also able to get in to the special Cannes premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story. A number of filmmakers came in to town a week earlier to participate in a special filmmaking invitational sponsored by HP, "Masters of the Short Film." HP flew in five 48HFP teams to make new short films for the invitational, which were also screened at a special event in Cannes prior to the kickoff of the Short Film Corner.

The best part about Cannes is that ANY 48HFP filmmaker has a shot at going. By winning your city's 48HFP, your film will automatically screen at our global festival & competition, Filmapalooza, and also have a shot at being one of the films selected to represent the 48HFP at Cannes.

Need some inspiration? Check out the films from this year's 48HFP screening in Cannes here. Then find out when the 48HFP is coming to your city and register for your chance at making a film that could have YOU walking the red carpet at next year's Cannes Film Festival!

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