48 Hour Film Fest
Details from the email announcement
May 31 - June 2, 2013 with screenings on June 7, 8, 9.
You'll see your work up on the big screen right away. Completed films will be screened at NYU's Cantor Film Center the weekend following the competition. City winners will be invited to Filmapalooza! National winners screen at Cannes!
Registration is open! Sign up for the New York 48HFP here.
Make a ~7 minute film in 48 hours. To prevent you from planning or writing ahead of time some items are drawn from a hat during the first hour:
- a required prop
- a required line of dialogue
- a character name
- a character profession
No paid crew or actors allowed.
This is a general tried-and-tested schedule for making this sort of event work smoothly, if you want to have an idea of what to plan for.
Prior Weekend (in this case May 19th since the next weekend is not available) -- 12 hour practice film. This allows the crew to get used to working together. Also helps weed out actors who aren't going to be reliable (if you don't show up for the practice, you're not on the team.)
- 7pm -- pull genre from hat
- 7pm - 8pm -- brainstorming for script
- 8pm - 6am (overnight) -- Writers write
- 6am - 7am -- Storyboarding with director
- 7am - 8am -- Read-through with actors
- 8am - evening -- Filming/scoring
- overnight Sat -- editing/scoring
- morning Sun -- pickup shots
- afternoon Sun -- final editing
Please feel free to nominate yourself or people you know for anything you would be willing to try. Don't worry if you have no experience -- this is for fun, we'll sort things out at the first meeting.
- Sound person
- Prop person
- Lighting person
- Hair and makeup
- Location scout
- Cast wrangler
- Script wrangler
- Writer(s) (there will be a write-off of some sort to choose a head writer)
- Slate holder
- Caterer (ie. GrubHub organizer and Chipotle runner)
- Actors (via casting call? But stick your name down there if you're willing to jump in.)
Good example films to watch
Rakirovka Expert execution in the "foreign film" genre.
(more to come)