Monday, April 26, 2010

Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project

The Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project is right around the corner. On Friday, June 18, through Sunday, June 20, you can join hundreds of filmmakers and make a movie in 48 hours. That’s right you will write, shoot, edit and score a short film – all within 48 hours – then see it premiered up on the big screen at the Florida Theatre!

Registration began at 12:01am on Tuesday, April 20. Early Bird Registration is only $135.00 and ends on Monday, May 24th. After that registration goes up to $155.00. The registration goal for 2010 is 36 teams. There were 26 teams each of the first two years, and 42 last year, so 36 openings will go fast. Register early at

If you’d like to join a team, go to and click on the “join a Jacksonville team” link in the list and then fill out the information. Team leaders will have access to the data base and will be able to recruit team members from it. You can also be sure to attend one of the “Meet & Greet” parties to be announced soon.

This is the 4th year this international short film contest is being held in Jacksonville and the 10th year of the competition altogether. This year there will be a Family Friendly Screening Night. In a few weeks, the teams that have registered early will be offered the opportunity to commit to a family friendly film which will be shown on that screening night to a potentially sold out crowd. Tentatively, there may be an “Academy Awards” type of Award show on July 10th at the Florida Theatre, with multiple nominees for each award and then the announcements at the show.

Cash prizes will be awarded for “Best Jacksonville 48 Hour Film 2010”, “Best Student Film 2010”, and of course the three Audience Choice Awards.

The 48 Hour Film Project is going to eighty cities spanning all six continents this year. Which one of you will make the best short film to represent Jacksonville against teams from around the world vying for the title of "The Best 48 Hour Film of 2010"?

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