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Thursday, December 17, 2009

The 48HFP Newsletter

Filmapalooza at NAB! All 48HFP Filmmakers are Invited!
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The 5th Annual Filmapalooza-the finale festival for the 48 Hour Film Project is going to NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 10-12th, 2010. Here we will screen the best 48HFP films from 2009, announce the winners at our awards ceremony, and of course, party with fellow filmmakers.

This year all 48HFP filmmakers are invited to attend. The NAB Show is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content. Thanks to a special deal with NAB, tickets to Filmapalooza are only $25, which includes attendance at all 48 Hour Film Screenings, and entry to the NAB show floor. For more information, go to www.filmapalooza.org.

48HFP International Shootout: The World Ends
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On the weekend of Dec. 4-7, 55 top 48HFP teams from around the world competed in the 48HFP International Shootout.

Their theme was the "End of the World". How the world ends was up to the filmmakers - natural disaster, disease, robot invasions, mass insanity or whatever other dire outcome the teams could dream up. As this was a special 48HFP event, filmmakers were not assigned genres, characters, props or lines, but were asked to include a local landmark. The winner will be announced at Filmapalooza at NAB.

New 48HFP Theme Song Contest Winner Announced!
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During November we held a theme song contest, and were greeted by many great songs, from country ballads to raps to techno music. After careful consideration, the winner has been chosen! Patrick Tyrrell of L.A. won for his song "I Had a Cooler Weekend than You" [listen now]. For his effort, Patrick wins $1,000! According to Patrick, "The song is meant to convey that time spent pursuing your creative talents, even to a grueling degree, is infinitely more fulfilling than time spent any other way."

Patrick writes songs for films, so if you need some good music, check out his website at www.thatpatrick.com to hear more of his work.

Last Minute Holiday Gifts from the 48HFP Store
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T-shirts and DVDs make great holiday gifts. And they are On Sale!

o 25% Off "Official" 48HFP T-shirt (black shirt/white design; regularly $16, only $11.99!)

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

o And for only $11.99 each:

o Best of 48HFP 2007 DVD (regularly $24.99, a 50% savings!)

o "Early Years" 4-Pack... on super sale at just $2.99 per DVD! (Get the best films of 2006, 2005, 2004 & 2003.)

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Order your 48HFP gear today! And be sure to order no later than this Friday, December 18th in order to receive all items by December 25th! (US only).

Happy Holidays!
Watch and Rate the National Film Challenge Films

The 16 finalists for the 2009 National Film Challenge have been determined! Now it's your chance to cast your vote for the coveted Audience Award. The highest rated film will be declared the Audience Award Winner, receive a trophy, a $500 cash prize, and will screen with the Grand Prize Winner (determined by the judges) and the 48 Hour Film Project City Winners at Filmapalooza at the NAB Show in Las Vegas in April. Voting will be available through January 9. Congratulations to the finalists and have fun watching and rating the films!

48HFP Films of the Week
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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.

"Go Human" (International Shootout, 2008) Brad has feelings for a woman that he works with, but there's one problem: he's a puppet and she's not. This film placed third in last year's International Shootout. Click here to watch.

"TGIF: The Musical" (Los Angeles,2009) An office sings for joy as they prepare to leave work for the weekend...but will they be able to leave on-time to start their weekend plans? Click here to watch.

The film "Salam" (Honolulu,2008) takes us on an emotional journey when a cab driver picks up an Egyptian passenger who has a suspicious mission. Click here to watch.

In "Rubbers" (Boston, 2004), Spudgy and Jan McGonnagle are rubbers...grave rubbers. In this dry and hilarious mockumentary, they talk about their history of rubbing together. Click here to watch.

In "Buying Time" (International Shootout, 2008), an elderly woman prepares a sizeable gift. This Melbourne film won the International Shootout in 2008. Click here to watch.

Film Festivals for You to Enter!
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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 5th Annual San Francisco International Festival of Short Films is September 8-11, 2010. The earlybird deadline is Jan. 16. Entry fee $30.

The first annual Amsterdam Film Festival is May 31-Jun 01, 2010. The late deadline is January 14. The fee for shorts is $35 US, and films can be mailed to a US location.

Indian Film Festival 2010: Bollywood & Beyond is held in March in Melborne, Sydney, Perth, and Auckland. Short films need some connection to India, Indians or Indian culture (according to the website, a shot of a boy with a samosa will do!). Deadline Jan 30th. No fee.

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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