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#HOW IT WORKS

#HOW IT WORKS

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HOW TO ENTER

  • Register your team
  • When you are ready to compete, log in to the site
  • Are you ready to make your movie? Push the button "start my competition"
  • Select your genre
  • Get your 3 required elements displayed on your profile page

Your 48-hour countdown has started!

For the next two days, your life will be movie making and your imagination is the limit! Join thousands of fellow filmmakers who are creating their short films to compete in the 48FILM Festival. You could be among our winners at our Screening and Awards Ceremony in Hollywood.

Push the Button to Start Your 48-hour Movie Competition Slot

Once you've started the clock, you'll need to do all the following tasks within your 48 hours.

  • Script writing
  • Directing
  • Costume design and creation
  • Props, set design and building
  • Shooting
  • Editing
  • Sound recording
  • Processing
  • Production

Your Film Freedom means No Kick-off Days

No more inconvenient kick-off days. You choose your 48 hours to compete, but once you have pushed the button, the clock's ticking. You must complete your shooting and editing within two days. We know it's a lot of work, but you can rise to the challenge. Inspire your team and you'll release the creativity. You can do it! Oh, and we give you two extra hours immediately after your 48 hours finish, to upload your film.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Anyone may participate in 48FilmProject.com. Our event is global and online, for pros or amateurs, and open to all creative filmmakers. You must follow all the rules, and complete your film within your chosen project time period. This includes everything: script, direction, editing, shooting, sound recording, and all of those important finishing touches.

Preparing to Make Your Movie Short

Before you start shooting, it's best to prepare. You don't know your elements yet, but here's what you can do in advance:

  • Organize your team
  • Cast your actors
  • Choose your genre
  • Procure your equipment
  • Secure use of your locations

48FILM Festival 3 Elements

Your short film must include the required three elements, which are a line of dialogue, a prop and a character. These elements will be displayed on your website account in your profile section, immediately after you push the “Start My Competition” button.

Each of these is MANDATORY for your film to be a candidate for our short film competition.

  1. Line: must be recited as given with no variation or falsification.
  2. Prop: required to be seen for at least one scene.
  3. Character: can be the lead or in a supporting role, but must be present in at least one scene in the film.

This is your chance for your creativity to shine! The random elements are the only common factor in each film, so find a thought-provoking and interesting way to include them. If you simply insert them in a boring, unoriginal fashion, you are losing a great opportunity to show your ingenuity.

Reminder:
ALL three elements must appear in your work somewhere. Even though there is no regulation as to how they appear, if you omit any of these crucial elements, then your submission is INVALID.

Quick Recap

Elements: Your film must include the three elements issued to you when you pushed the competition button.

Length: Your film must be a minimum of 4 minutes and a maximum of 7 minutes long. Entries longer or shorter than these times will run a serious risk of being disqualified. One extra minute is allowed for credits, making a total running time of 8 minutes, but your film should not exceed 7 minutes. If it does run over, then disqualification is at the discretion of the judges.

Format: You must save your work in one of the listed formats and include the title matter. See The Project Overview page.

Submission: You must complete your film within your 48-hour clock time, as recorded by the system. You have two extra hours consecutively after the competition time has finished in which to upload your film.


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