Venue/Location: Hollywood Theater, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd, Phone: 503-493-1128
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 7:00 PM
The 48 Hour Film Project - Best of Portland
From August 5th to August 7th, 56 teams from the Greater Portland area have just 48 hours to write, shoot and edit their short films. On Friday, August 5th, all teams draw their genres from a hat and then must use the same character, prop and line of dialogue in their films. You will be amazed at the results of this pressure cooker of creativity
The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which teams make a movie — write, shoot, edit and score it — in just 48 hours.
After making it through the premiere screenings (August 10 & 11), the top films will compete for “Best of Portland 2011”. The winning film will go up against films from around the world!
In 2010, nearly 40,000 filmmakers made 3,000 films in 80 cities on five continents. This year, we're even bigger, with filmmakers around the world taking the challenge to make a film in just 48 hours.
The 48 Hour Film Project's mission is to advance filmmaking and promote filmmakers. Through its festival/competition, the Project encourages filmmakers and would-be filmmakers to get out there and make movies. The tight deadline of 48 hours puts the focus squarely on the filmmakers—emphasizing creativity and teamwork skills. While the time limit places an unusual restriction on the filmmakers, it is also liberating by putting an emphasis on "doing" instead of "talking." /p>