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Thursday, November 19, 2009


How You Can Help the 48HFP Grow:

During our 2009 Tour, we visited 76 cities in 17 countries on four continents. It's amazing to see the spread of the 48HFP in the last nine years.

Next year, you can help us build an even bigger international filmmaking community! If you have connections with entrepreneurial friends in other countries, filmmaking associations, or the like, tell them about the 48 Hour Film Project and encourage them to bring the 48HFP to their cities.

Please contact us about any cities we're not in. (Here's where we went last year.)
And, if you have connections in these cities, please let us know!

Africa: Cairo, Johannesburg, Lagos
Australia: Perth
Asia: Baghdad, Bangkok, Dubai, Manila, Jakarta, Tehran, Tokyo
Europe: Copenhagen, Istanbul, Lyon, Madrid, Moscow, Oslo, Stockholm, Vienna
North America: Montreal, Mexico City, Quebec, San Juan (PR), Vancouver
South America: Lima, Santiago, Sao Paolo, Rio de Janiero

DC filmmakers helped us find both our Beijing and Israel Producer; Los Angeles filmmakers helped us find our Netherlands Producer. Where will you help us go next?

Contact us at: newcities@48hourfilm.com

48HFP International Shootout Coming in December

The annual 48HFP International Shootout is coming! On the weekend of December 4-7, the winning teams from each city as well as a few select invited teams will compete head to head for this international title. The top films will be presented at 48HFP's Filmapalooza, NAB in Las Vegas, and the Cannes Film Festival!

Celebrate the Holidays with 48HFP Gear

The holiday season is right around the corner... have you started your shopping? Make it easy on yourself. Head to the 48HFP Store to get cool t-shirts, hats and DVDs! There's something for everyone.

Plus, we have a special SALE to help you out...

Best of 48HFP 2008 DVD.... only $14.99 (regularly $24.99, a 40% savings!)

And for only $11.99 each:.
Best of 48HFP 2007 DVD (regularly $24.99, a 50% savings!)
"Early Years" 4-Pack... on super sale at just $2.99 per DVD! (Get the best films of 2006, 2005, 2004 & 2003.)
And don't forget to get an "Official" T-shirt
(black shirt/white design; regularly $16, 25% off!)
Holiday special: Get FREE Shipping on all orders made in the next two
weeks (by Dec. 4th)! Use coupon code: 48freeshipping

Get your gifts today!

Minneapolis 48HFP Producer Publishes Screenplay

Minneapolis Producer Ira Livingston IV helped create the recently produced science-fiction illustrated screenplay Slingshot: Jupiter Conspiracy. This screenplay, with a forward by Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is the first step to making a feature film. Ira says, "The 48 Hour Film Project has given me a foot in the door of filmmaking, a chance to meet childhood heroes and an opportunity to work with some of the most talented independent filmmakers."

Check out the project at: www.slingshot2100.com

48HFP Films 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.

In "Zombie Attack" (Machinima 2007), two locals hide out in a barn in the midst of a zombie attack and discuss ways to get out of town. This film was made for our inaugural Machinima 48HFP, in which filmmakers capture footage in a virtual world to create their 48HFP film. Click here to watch.

In "The Lemonade Stand" (Boston 2009),
two friends suspect that the little girl who runs the neighborhood lemonade stand is actually the devil, so they devise a cunning plan to banish her back to hell.
Click here to watch.

In "Keyed" (National Film Challenge 2008),
Stuart wakes up the morning after a rambunctious party, and prepares for his first day of a new job when he realizes that someone was very naughty while he was passed out. Click here to watch.

In "Last Words" or "Mes Maux pour le Dire" (Paris 2007), Aman wakes up one morning and knows that today is the day to complete the task he has been planning for 25 years. This film is not safe for work, as it has some tasteful nudity. In French with English subtitles. Click here to watch.

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 16th Annual CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto is June 1-6, 2010. The early bird deadline is January 15. Fee is $30.

The USA Film Festival in Dallas is April 28 to May 2 in Dallas has an early bird deadline of Dec. 31. No fee.

The Palm Springs International Shortfest is June 22-28, 2010. The early bird deadline is Jan. 15, 2010. Fee is $40 ($30 for students).

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.

Quick Links...

Watch 48 Hour Films on 48.tv
Buy T-shirts, Hats or DVDs!
Upload Your 48 Hour Film to 48.tv

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