Filmmakers challenged to make a short film within 48 hours

The Central Alberta Film Festival 48 hour Film Challenge signup is open

Central Alberta Film Festival (CAFF) is issuing a challenge to filmmakers, both experienced and those who are first timers: create a four- to seven-minute-film, from writing the script to shooting and editing within a 48-hour period in January.

Each entry in the 48 hour Film Challenge has a chance at being screened at the Central Alberta Film Festival in February.

“There’s nothing that gets your blood pumping more than a tight deadline,” said Ranjit Mullakady, CAFF president. “A 48 hour film challenge presents a chance for filmmakers to really show what they’re made of and have a great time doing it.”

Filmmakers can check out the rules and sign up for the challenge online at cafilmfestival.ca/48-hour-film-challenge-2019 until Jan. 17th at 11:59 p.m. and the challenge itself takes place between 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18th and 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20th.

There are rules in place to make sure everyone’s film is created during the official time period, so it really is a race against time, noted a release.

Filmmakers will be asked to include certain dialogue and props, and specific film genres will be assigned on the first day of the challenge.

For more information, contact Niek at cafilmfestivalonline@gmail.com.

“Being a very busy creative person, I love that I don’t have to think about a 48 hour challenge before or after,” said Jason Steele, a Red Deer filmmaker who has participated in similar challenges.

“It’s a group of friends getting together to make a thing. Sometimes it’s a good thing, sometimes it’s a terrible thing, but we have this shared experience, and that’s pretty cool.”

-Submitted by the Central Alberta Film Festival

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