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Asheville’s 2nd Annual 48 Hour Film Project
Asheville, NC- July 21-23, 2006—The 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) is returning to Asheville for the city’s second annual competition. Over 34 teams are expected to compete this year beginning on Friday, July 21 and ending Sunday July 23 at Asheville Pizza Company, on Merrimon Ave. In addition to winning prizes at the local level, Asheville’s 2006 winner will battle teams from 36 cities worldwide at the 48HFP Panasonic HD Filmmaker Showdown, giving them the opportunity to win film equipment and a chance for national distribution.
The 48 Hour Film Project is a frenetic race to the finish unlike any other film competition. Teams must write, shoot, and edit their films beginning at 7 PM Friday, July 21, and deliver a finished movie by 7:30 PM Sunday July 23rd. Teams are assigned a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue at Friday’s Kick-off Event that must be included in their film. Each filmmaker is responsible for gathering the necessary cast, crew and equipment needed to produce a complete short film in just 48 hours. Whether this is a first effort or the work of professionals, all skill levels are eligible and encouraged to participate in this competition.
This year’s judges are writer/producer, Denise Kiernan, television writer, Brenda Lilly and film guru/owner of Orbit DVD, Mark McCloud. And a huge thanks to our sponsors Asheville Pizza Company- for providing a venue to show our fabulous films; Advantage West- for supporting local filmmakers and our industry; and
Bonesteel films- for being a brilliant production sponsor (they take in all the films and make one master dvd!).
The 48 Hour Film Project’s mission is to advance local filmmaking and promote local filmmakers. The competition emphasizes building communities of filmmakers and creative people. It facilitates new connections, showcases skills and celebrates what creativity and teamwork can accomplish in just one weekend.
All completed films will be screened for the public on Tuesday July 25, Wednesday July 26, and Thursday July 27- Showtimes are 5:30pm; 8:00pm and 10:30pm each night! Tickets are $5-
Anyone interested in joining a team can go to www.48hourfilm.com/join/ or get more info at www.48hourfilm.com/asheville