48 Hour Film Project in Chicago
Once more, the 48 Hour Film Project returns to Chicago this Summer as filmmakers battle it out to complete an entire short film within a forty-eight hour period.
Filmmakers will each receive a registration packet and a character, prop, line of dialogue to include in their entry – and have only two days in which to submit the completed work.
Says Executive Producer Trevi Albin, “The 48HFP has always been a labor of love to me that I liken to boot camp. We are getting more mainstream filmmakers involved who want to pit their egos against one another for bragging rights.”
Registered teams for Chicago include:
812 Productions, Michael Cabrera, Andrew Ryan Productions, Alex Brown, Back 40 Productions, Mitch Apley, Carry-Out Productions, Joshua Carlascio, Catington Station, Dave Harding, Cephaloprod Films, Amanda Holland, Champagne Jelly, Chase Pozan, Daydream Team, Abhishek Pillai, Director’s Cut, Dennis Latimer, Eye Poppy Films, David Hudson, Fair Enough Films, Nathan Fisher-Koeln, Figments of Imagination, Michael Palmaira, Flashlight Pictures, William Ptacek, Garage Pictures, Irwin Dammers, Group Mind Films, Jason Beaumont, JMY Productions, Matthew Scott, Kick A Rock, Sergio Torres, Kids With No Money, Eric Galicia, Lost Shoestring, Rytis Kavaliauskas, Lovely Surreal, Renato Velarde, Lowcarbcomedy, Zoran Gvojic, Nevaeh Film Productions, Benjamin Radut, Nicholas Wagner, Nicholas Wagner, Paved Wave Productions , Chris Jarvis, Rascals and Rogues, Ritch Wedeking, S’Mores Production, Alex Srednoselac, Scout Stories, Steve Douglass, Shot Time Productions Inc., James Boratyn, Situational Irony, Joseph Conway, Special Moose Effects, Patrick Holland, Tall Tale Productions, Mike Eisenberg, TeaTime Pictures, Tim Troemner, The crew , Brittany Hubbard, The Red Snack, Michael Gabriele, Visual Disturbance Productions, Michael Liacone and more to come.
You don’t have to be an established player in the field to enter the 48HFP. Says Albin, “It’s also rooted in those coming up in the industry so it speaks to a broad range of the filmmaking community in Chicago.”
The 48HFP is an international competition that is held in over a 100 cities worldwide and the top 13 films will be screened at Cannes 2013.
Events kick off on July 27th when all participating teams receive their official registration packs. They have until July 29 at 7:30 pm to submit their finished films complete with all necessary documentation. Location for both Kickoff and Dropoff are: Firehouse Studios, 1545 West Rosemont Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60660
Public screenings will happen over three nights from July 31 – August 2 with the best films of the 2012 CHicago Project awarded prizes and accolades. The top film from CHicago will go on to compete for one of the spots available for the 2013 Cannes International FIlm Festival.
Amanda Peters, co-founder of FOUR Productions is producing the Chicago portion of the 48HFP. For more information, please visit: