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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

48 Hour Film Project Newsletter

August 25, 2009
Editor: Kate Daley
This is a first for the 48HFP. In Little Rock, Arkansas, Brad Shock proposed to his girlfriend Shelly McKay, through the film "Us" made by the MIT Creations Science Labs. At the end of the film, the character holds up a piece of paper which says "Marry Me?" When Brad was brought up on stage for the Q and A a friend (planted in the audience) asked if the proposal was for real. From the stage, Brad addressed Shelly, asking for her hand in marriage. She said yes. The audience erupted in cheers, and the happy couple embraced in the aisles. We wish the couple the best of luck.
US Tour Biggest Ever! Upcoming International Dates
We have officially completed the US portion of the 48 Hour Film Project 2009 Tour! This year we had more cities and teams in the United States than ever before: 53 cities and over 2500 teams.

Here are some upcoming dates for our international 48 Hour Film Project weekends. Don't miss out on your chance to participate!

To register, click here.

National Film Challenge - Make a Film in Your City!
The National Film Challenge, the 48 Hour Film Project's sister competition, is coming to your town, October 23rd through the 26th. Regardless of where you are, this is your opportunity to write, shoot, and edit a short film in three days. Just like in the 48 Hour Film Project, you'll receive a character, prop, line of dialogue, and a genre at 7pm local time, October 23rd. Then you'll have to mail the film in on October 26th.

After the contest the top films (determined by a national panel of judges) will be available for viewing (and voting!) on the Film Challenge website. The winning films will screen with the 48 Hour Film Project City Winners at the next Filmapalooza, the 48 Hour Film Project's end of year event at NAB Show in Las Vegas in April 2010. In addition there are cash prizes for the winning films!

Whether you are a 48HFP virgin, or a seasoned 48HFP pro, stop talking and start filming! For more information and to enter your team go to www.fllmchallenge.org. The National Film Challenge is brought to you by KDHX Community Media and sponsored by the 48 Hour Film Project.

Producer Needed for the Virtual World!
The 48HFP is now looking for a producer for the Machinima 48 Hour Film Project. She or he will be responsible for getting the word out about the Machinima 48HFP; securing a way to screen the films; running the kickoff, dropoff, and screenings; and making sure the filmmakers have a good time.

Knowledge of virtual worlds and editing programs are essential, as are organizational, communication, and writing skills.

If you are interested, please send a resume and a cover email to: newcities@48hourfilm.com

It's the 48HFP Summer Sale!

Celebrate your summer 48HFP accomplishments or get ready for your next 48 Hour Film event! Get 48 Hour Film Project stuff in the super summer SALE!

These great finds await you...

Best of 48HFP 2008 DVD.... only $16.99 (regularly 24.99, a 30% savings!)
Add a Best of 2007 DVD to your 2008 order for just 4 bucks!
Newly released... the "Early Years" 4-Pack... $17.92, only $4.48 per DVD! (Get the best films of 2006, 2005, 2004 & 2003.)
And for you... or to thank your crew, check out our T-Shirt Special: Film Reel (Gray) just $12.99!
Get your 48HFP Stuff now while it's hot AND while supplies last!

48HFP Film of the Week

Check out the past month's films of the week! If you would like to get these weekly, sign up to receive a short email each Wednesday with this week's film.

"The Didier Chronicles" (Portland, Maine, 2007)
Bobby Jo's boyfriend was eaten by a tree demon, and she is almost as well, but in the nick of time, she's saved by Bert Didier, an axe-wielding tree expert. The two team up to take the battle back to the tree demon. Language is not safe for work.
Click here to watch.

"A Monkton Family Christmas" (Miami, 2007) Seven-year-old Kylie Monkton narrates the story of her family's Christmas on the road, but she doesn't quite understand the reason for their travels. Click here to watch.

"Training Film" (Pittsburgh 2008) A man is stuck inside a training film about clear communication, and he'll do anything to escape. Click here to watch.

"The Trade" (Inland Empire, 2008) In this atmospheric thriller, two gentlemen meet to complete a deal. Click here to watch.

BREAKING NEWS! Check out coverage of the 48 Hour Film Project on the Reelz Film Channel, a national cable channel which focuses on movies.

krk nordenstrom, our Seattle Producer, produced a video blog of the Portland (Oregon) 48HFP.

Film Festivals for You to Enter!

As an ongoing service to our readers, we are highlighting upcoming film festivals seeking short films. Entry fees listed are for the short film category. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by the 48HFP.

The Sundance Film Festival Is accepting submissions of U.S. & International Short Films. Deadline is Tuesday, September 8th, 2009, $50 ENTRY FEE www.sundance.org/submissions

First Glance Film Festival in Hollywood has an early deadline of 9/10, and takes place 4/10. www.firstglancefilms.com.

15 Minutes of Fame film fest in Palm Bay, FL, is accepting early submissions through 8/31. It takes place 1/16-17/10, and the fee is $20.

The Boulder International Film Festival takes place 2/11-14/10, and the deadline is 9/1. The fee is $35. www.biff1.com.

For a broader list of festivals, visit insidefilm.com/calendar.html or filmfestivals.com. For an alternative to mailing in your film, check out WithoutaBox.com which provides film festival info and allows you to electronically send your submissions to film festivals.

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