An exciting event coming up in August: the Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project.
On the weekend of August 3rd to the 5th 2007, local filmmakers across Pittsburgh will be competing in the 48 Hour Film Project’s tour to find “Pittsburgh’s Best 48 Hour Film of 2007.” Local film teams will have just 48 hours to make a film, from writing and shooting to editing and adding music. The films will have their International Premier just 3 days later at several local theatres.
The 48 Hour Film Project is held in over 50 cities in the US, plus Paris and Brisbane Australia. Pittsburgh films are eligible for awards, such as Audience Winner, Best Cinematography, Best Editing etc… . One team will be selected as the Pittsburgh City Winner and will go on to compete against teams from other cities. The Top 5 teams will go on to compete in the HD Filmmaker Showdown sponsored by Panasonic and Visa. The winning filmmaker of the Showdown will receive a new Panasonic HD Camera as well as $7500 dollars and distribution for its film.
The city screenings will be the week following the production dates. Please let us know if you would like to attend.
Below is information about this year’s competition. We would like to extend the invitation not only to attend the screening of the films, but to spend the weekend on set with any of the local film teams.
Check out the page www.48hourfilm.com It has all of the info about what to do and how it is done.
There is a place on the page to put your info for anyone needing your services: It’s the link that says join a team. Make sure you select Pittsburgh as the city. When you click that link it will have a form where you can put your bio and a little about yourself and your email so groups can contact you.
Note that even if you don’t plan to participate, you can sign up to watch the films being made and to see the screenings. Exciting stuff!