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48 Hour Film Project Returns to New Orleans in July
Popular local filmmaking competition to take place July 18th-20th
New Orleans, LA – In July, the 48 Hour Film Project asks filmmakers the question “Have you ever wanted to make a film and have it screen at a theatre near you?” as it returns to New Orleans for its eighth year.
On Friday, July 18th, filmmakers will convene at the Maison St. Charles Hotel to receive an assigned genre, prop, character, and line of dialogue. At 7pm, the clock starts as these brave souls go off into the world to write, shoot, edit, and deliver a complete short film to the same location just 48 hours later. What follows during that weekend is a combination of chaos, unbridled creativity, and a feeling of accomplishment once each team crosses the finish line with their film in hand. Just a few days later, they will unveil their work to the world as each film premieres during the weekend of July 24th-27th at the World War II Museum's Solomon Victory Theatre. Local industry professionals will judge films turned in within the 48 hour
deadline, selecting one as the city's Best Film.
An event that brings together seasoned pros and novice filmmakers alike, the New Orleans 48 Hour Film Project has grown steadily since 2007 as Louisiana continues to solidify its place as the movie making capital of the world. Last year, over 1,000 filmmakers answered the call to participate, with a record number of teams from across the South Louisiana combining to create 58 short films.
Learn more about 2013 Best Film “The Wand” by clicking here:
This event is the local chapter of the one and only longest-running timed film competition, which is held in 130 cities across six continents. The winner of each city's 48 Hour Film Project will screen at the international 48 Hour Film Project festival, Filmapalooza, in Los Angeles this March. From there, judges will select the top films from around the world to screen at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The top film from New Orleans will also screen at the New Orleans Film Festival in October.
New for 2014 is a second-round competition where five teams will be selected to create a 3-5 minute promo for New Amsterdam Vodka's “It's Your Town” campaign. The winning promo from New Orleans will receive a $1000 cash prize and go up against winners from other participating cities for a $5000 grand prize. Film teams will also receive free software, stock media, and other products from sponsors to use over the 48 Hour Film Project weekend.
Anyone interested in being a part of this year's competition can find more information and register their team here:
For the up to the minute news and updates on this year's event, please go to the New Orleans 48 Hour Film Project's Facebook Page:
We will also hold our next mixer event this Thursday, June 19th from 6pm-8:30pm at 12 Mile Limit (500 S. Telemachus St.) in conjunction with NOVAC's Third Thursday networking series. The event is open to anyone interested in being a part of this year's 48.
Sponsors for this year's 48 Hour Film Project include New Amsterdam Vodka, Pond5, LensProToGo, NewBlueFX, Monster Energy, the Holding Tent, New Orleans Film Society, NOVAC, the Expo, ShootMyReel, Maison St. Charles Hotel, the Pontchartrain Hotel, Walk-Ons/The Rampart Room, and Kona Grill
What: 2014 New Orleans 48 Hour Film Project
When: July 18th-20th, 2014
Where: Across Southeast Louisiana (Kickoff at Maison St. Charles Hotel)
Why: Opportunity for filmmakers to network and create
Alexander Arturo Garcia and Bill Rainey
New Orleans Producers
48 Hour Film Project
Email: [address removed]