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Wed 7/30 - 48 Hour Short Film Festival (& I'm in one)

It's the Annual International "48 Hour Film" Contest, in New Haven. I'm in one of them, come vote for it! 

Also, I MAY setup a meet before-hand (5pm Russian Lady?)...if you'd be interested, post in the comments.

In a 48 Hour Film Contest, Friday night teams randomly drew film genres out of a hat, are assigned a few "required elements" (a prop, line of dialog, character), then have 48 hours to write, shoot, and finish a short film (5-8 minutes long).

As you can imagine, it's chaotic, with a lot of scripts "finished" at 3am Sat morning (& then re-written more on Sat.). And then executed by cast & crew operating on time-pressure stress, adrenaline, and caffeine. You will see some pretty creative films, inspired films, funny films...you will also see unfinished films, films that make no sense (or only partial sense), and films with huge errors in them.

I'm in the film "Plastic Love" by Team BRAAAINS.

TICKETS: There are 2 blocks of shorts that night, about 10 shorts in each group. Group A (the one I'm in) is from 7pm to about 9pm, then a break, then Group B at 9:30pm. I'll only be attending Group A. $11 for 1 group, or $20 for both groups. Although some tickets ought to be available at the door, these things can sell out. To buy in advance:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/793090

HOST: Jason (cell # in RSVP)

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  • Janine

    It was fun! How will we find out which films win?

    July 30, 2014

    • Jason

      I assume you can find out via New Haven's 48 Hour email list, FB, or Twitter:
      http://www.48hourfilm...­
      There is where you can also see the list of all the films. You can also see the link that the winners will show publicly in Bridgeport late August (lots of people get dressy for that). I will be away at Burning Man. You can re-watch my film here:
      http://vimeo.com/1022...­

      July 31, 2014

    • Danette F.

      The list of films doesn't show there, only the list of teams. Thanks for sharing the link to your film. I wanted to show some non-local friends some of the films.

      August 1, 2014

  • Jason

    I MAY setup a meet before-hand (5pm Russian Lady?)...if you'd be interested, please post.

    July 28, 2014

    • Jason

      We will be pre-partying at 5pm at the Regal Beagle, 422 State Street. This is the official pre & post party location for the 48 Hour film fest.

      July 29, 2014

    • Jason

      Sorry you missed Rebecca. The were selling some at the door, I'm not sure if they sold out or not. You can see the winners screen in Bridgeport in late August. Check this page:
      http://www.48hourfilm...­ (I'll be away at Burning Man)

      July 31, 2014

  • Janine

    It was fun! How will we find out which films win?

    July 30, 2014

  • Janine

    See you all soon at the theater!

    1 · July 30, 2014

  • Jason

    Stuck in traffic, will be late for pre party.

    July 30, 2014

  • Danette F.

    Is the screening at 6pm or 7pm? On the ticket website it says both, and when I purchased my ticket, it says 6pm on the ticket.

    July 30, 2014

    • Jason

      Group A starts at 7pm. Last I heard, seats can be taken at 6:30, but I'll check. Pre-party is at Regal Beagle at 5pm.

      July 30, 2014

    • Danette F.

      Thanks. I won't be able to make the pre-party, since I leave work between 5 and 6 in Middlefield.

      July 30, 2014

  • Michelle

    Bought my ticket online, and it actually says start time of 6pm--guessing this is when the doors open?

    July 30, 2014

    • Jason

      Group A starts at 7pm. Last I heard, seats can be taken at 6:30, but I'll check. Pre-party is at Regal Beagle at 5pm.

      July 30, 2014

  • Daphne

    Is Wednesday the only showing?

    July 28, 2014

    • Jason

      Sort of. Wed. is the only night to see all 20-some-odd entrants. Then 8/27 the "best of" only will show here:
      http://thebijoutheatr...­ (although I won't be going or making an event for it, because I'll be at Burning Man).

      Some will likely eventually be viewable online, or entered in other short film festivals around CT and the world.

      July 28, 2014

    • Daphne

      Thanks.

      July 30, 2014

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