Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fifth year of great film kicks off at the Jacksonville Landing Friday!

On Friday, June 17 the courtyard at the Jacksonville Landing will be filled with eager filmmakers ready to draw their fates from a hat! In all, 42 teams will gather to learn the genre, character, prop and line of dialogue that must be included in their Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project.
This year will feature audience favorites such as Somebody Call an Ambulance Productions led by Paul Melian and the recent Cannes contender team Best Friends led by Marc Boese. It’ll also see the return of Child’s Play led by 10-year-old Hunter Ryan, who tied for best student film when he was only eight years old.

“People are always surprised at what these creative types can do in 48 hours,” says Jacksonville Producer Mac McDonald. “The quality of the films has generated a true showcase for Jacksonville talent, and people come back year after year to see them.”
The audience will vote for its favorite film on each of three screening nights (June 21, 22 and 23). In keeping with today’s economic climate, tickets are still just $15 per screening (which includes 14 films), but this year you can get a 48 Hour Three-screening Pack for just $35.  All screening events are hosted by the Florida Theatre and doors open at 6 p.m. Now showing for its fifth consecutive year, the Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project is presented by PRI Productions; other 2011 sponsors include Digital Video Arts and Butler Law Group.  Keep up with all the happenings at

> SCREENING EVENTS are held at the Florida Theatre

All events are open to the press and public. Jacksonville Landing kickoff (June 17 @ 6:30 p.m.) and dropoff (June 19 @ 6 p.m.) events take place in the courtyard and are free to the public. Cameras welcome!
·         Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project Screening Group A - AUDIENCE VOTES
Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets only $15
·         Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project Screening Group B - AUDIENCE VOTES
Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets only $15
·         Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project Screening Group C - AUDIENCE VOTES
Thursday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets only $15

>>>A Three-night Screening Pass is just $35; students with ID only $25.  It’s like getting one night of amazing films free!
·         Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project Best-of Screening & Awards
Saturday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets only $10
Tickets and bundles are available at the Florida Theatre box office or any TicketMaster.
About the Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project
Presented by PRI Productions and produced for its fifth year by Mac McDonald, the Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend during which teams make a movie — write, shoot, edit and score it — in just 48 hours. At the Friday night kickoff, teams get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre; 48 hours later the movie must be complete with the required elements. The Jacksonville films show at the Florida Theatre, where the audience and judges will determine the “Best in Jacksonville 2011.”  Now in its tenth year, the worldwide competition has screened 14,500 films in 100 cities. Contact the Jacksonville producers at or 904-993-7897.

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