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The 48 Hour Film Project in London

By EM on December 3, 2014 in Industry Approved, Outposts

The 48 Hour Film Project is the largest film competition in the world. It takes place in more than 120 cities all over the world.
Over weekend of the 7th to 9th of November the 48 Hour Film Project was held in Rome, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, San Juan and London.

For 45 London-based crews this meant little sleep and a lot of stress as they had only from Friday to Sunday night to make a short film completely from scratch.
To ensure that all the projects are realised within the given time frame – and to complicate the conditions – each team was given a line of dialogue, a prop, a character and a genre to include in the finished film.
This year’s set up included the line “Eventually I would have figured it out”, a coach named Kevin Conway and a greeting card. The genre was drawn separately for each team, with themes reaching from silent movie to time travel.

In the following week all the finished projects were screened at Cineworld Haymaket and the winners were announced.
JC’s Honey Trap by Breaking Point Flix won not only Best Film, but also Best Directing for Kier Siewert and Best Actor for Joe McTernan. Best Costumes, Best Editing and Best Writing went to Rice & Ryzi by Wilberforce V and Edit/Undo by InStep Films won Best Sound and Best Use of Prop.
The Audience Awards went to JC’s Honey Trap by Breaking Point Flix, Life Solutions by Ping Films and Rice & Ryzi by Wilberforce V.
Our favourite however was Edit/Undo and we want to congratulate the whole crew to their outstanding work, created in such a short time!

The best film of each city will be screened at the Filmapalooza Festival in Los Angeles and 10 of the best films are to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival in the Category Short Film.

Angelika Zopf