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WHAT IS 48FILM PROJECT:

The 48FILM Project is an online International Short Film competition. The competition opens in January and closes November 30th of each year. It's open to everyone over 18 years old: beginner to professional, from all nations.

We have participants from more than 130 cities and countries of the world.

HOW IT WORKS:

First you register your team here:

https://www.48filmproject.com/register-your-team

Once you register, you'll need to organize your team to participate in the competition. Whenever you and your team are ready, you can join. Any weekday or weekend, morning or night during the year, from any place on earth you are, all you need is your Internet connection and your team in any city or any country.

Go to your registered profile, click the button, “Start my competition”. Select a genre of your choice - no surprises - and our system gives you 3 required elements at random: A character, a line, and a prop you must include in your movie. Your 48-hour countdown will start, and you have 48 hours plus 2 hours extra to upload your movie. Your short film needs to be 4-9 minutes long, in English, or with English subtitles.

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SHOOT AND RUN UPLOAD AND WIN!

Winners screen their winning shorts at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood the following year.

REMEMBER:

From the moment you click the button, "Start my competition," you have 48 hours to shoot a complete short film, from writing to lighting, shooting to editing, production to post-production.

HOW MANY TIMES AM I ABLE TO PARTICIPATE?

As many times as you like, you can participate again and again and multiple times during the competition year.

IN WHICH FORMAT SHOULD I SHOOT MY MOVIE?

You should create and upload your film in one of the following file formats: avi, mpg, mov, asf, mpeg, xvid, mkv, mp4, wmv, webm, ogv.

WHO’S JUDGING MY FILM?

ONLY reputable Hollywood professionals, and award winners such as directors, cinematographers, writers, actors, producers, and casting directors. We are always bringing the best in the business to judge our qualified participants.

WHAT’S THE GRAND PRIZE?

The great prize giveaway is $10,000 in cash and prizes, plus a chance to get in front of Hollywood agents. Please submit your entry for your chance to be one of our next winners that will screen their movies at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood, in front of accredited Hollywood industry professionals. All winners will be featured in our yearly collectible DVD.

WHAT’S THE PAPERWORK REQUIREMENTS?

No paperwork is required to be submitted with your entry.

By registering and submitting a film, each Team Leader agrees to accept the Terms and Conditions presented at the registration time found on the website. As with any film production, whether for a competition or personal use, each team must secure releases for talent, crew, music, and locations (and any other applicable releases). Upon notification that you are one of the finalists, you will be expected to submit all releases and a Certification Statement, certifying all Official Rules' adherence. This paperwork is required to be eligible only for the Grand Prize Winner.

WHAT ABOUT FILM OWNERSHIP? WHO OWNS THE FILM?

Rights belong to the creators!

All films created for the 48FilmProject.com belongs to the original creators, with rights reserved for festival organizers.

If your short film was selected as BEST FILM of the competition, then Creamy W Group LLC. (48FILM Project) shall retain rights for only two years, after this has been announced as "48Official Selection", as well as a Standard Sunset Clause.

WHAT ARE THE VITAL DIFFERENCES WITH SIMILAR COMPETITIONS?

https://www.48filmproject.com/article/which-48


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