The 48-Hour Film Project
This April brings with it a smorgasbord of film festivals, events and now, the 48-Hour Film Project. Kicking off in Singapore for the first time on the 25th of this month, participants will be given 48 hours to complete their film.
At the start of the 48 hours, filmmakers will be given a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre that must be included in the film. Filmmakers must also write, shoot, edit and score the film within the 48 hours given.
This project is an American-based international film competition that took place in 55 cities across the globe last year. It garnered more than 35,000 participants last year, and its visit to Singapore marks the first time the competition steps foot into South-East Asia.
It will kick off at 7pm at The Arts House, with the participants’ movies slated to screen at The Eng Wah Theatre Complex on May 6. Only one film will represent Singapore and go on to compete for the international title in California. The “Best Of” selection of the Singaporean entries will also be screened here at Sinema Old School on 13 May.