WHO: The 48 Hour Film Project—10 Years Strong, New Crew, Same Rules
WHAT: A genre, a character, a prop, a line of dialogue, and 48 hours to complete a film
LEARN Filmmaker Tips & Tricks Workshop, August 22 at ChannelAustin (1143 Northwestern Ave)
BEGIN Kick Off Event, August 24, 6-8 pm at The Long Center Terrace (701 West Riverside Drive)
MAKE 48 Hours of Filmmaking August 24 at 7 pm – 26 to 7 pm (all across Austin)
WRAP Drop Off & Party, Sunday August 26, 6-10 pm at Vuka Co-Op (411 Monroe Street West)
WATCH Film Screenings, August 28 – August 30 at Scottish Rite Theater, each night 6-8 pm and 8-10 pm (207 West 18th Street)
SPEECH! NEW: Best Of Screenings & Awards Ceremony, September 24, 7 – 10 pm at Long Center Terrace
Screenings + Best Of Screenings & Awards on sale August 9 at 12p www.thelongcenter.org
The 48 Hour Film Project announces
Teams, Screening Date/Tix Announced for 2012 Competition in Austin
New Business Guerilla Cameras & Gear Launches Timed to Project
Sponsors: Guerrilla Cameras & Gear @ ASoF, Vuka Co-Op, The Long Center for Performing Arts, channelAustin, The Scottish Rite Theater
Media Sponsors: KLRU, CultureMap Austin, Wyatt Brand | Production Sponsors: ParkMe – app, Independence Brewing Company, iKan Corporation
AUSTIN, Texas—The 48 Hour Film Project today announces that the screening of the “Best Of” will take place September 24 on the Long Center terrace. Tickets go on sale Thursday, August 9 at noon. Also released today are the first 30 of the 40 allowed teams including participants of varying levels of experience and even one out of state team. The competition is a madcap mission impossible for dozens of filmmaker teams: to write, cast, scout, shoot, edit, and submit a film in two days’ time. As part of an international, 120+ city campaign.
Teams from Near and Far
The 48 Hour Film Project announces the 30 registered teams thus far. The teams (and directors/team captains) so far are: 2 Tacos (Errich Petersen), Alcide Bava Films (William Sparks
), Angry Nun Productions (Jeffrey Michel
), Archimedes Media Lab (Andrew Baird), The A-team (Kimberly Davis
Austiquerque ABQ – Austin (Brent Tiano), Bad Joey Productions (Chad Charnas
), Betas for Life (Abhishek Varma),
Blink Productions (Carolyn Hunt
), Broken Records Austin (Jeffrey Wilkinson
), Chromacolor Films (Jono Gray
), Cinevengers (Justin Jordan),
Dragon Company (Austin Smith),
Edwards Media (Scott Edwards
) Forgotten Door Productions (Sam Holland
), Hack Studios (Dianna Colton),
Integumentary Films (Rolf Mohr),
Out of State Bank (Jess Flynt),
Plan X (Caesar Andreas
), Point Shoot Record (Austen Silver
), Possumbox (Russell Hull
), PowerFist (Adrian Glover
), Ready For My Close-up (Angela Harger
), Studio 201 Productions (Aman Johnson),
Studio E (Liz Reeder
), Team Peckinpah (Anne Heller), Thunder Mountain Films (Matt Rifley
), Voxavila Studios (David Avila), and We’re Money, baby! (Kevin Machate).
Although The 48 Hour Film Project is taking place in 58 US cities this year, it is not unheard of for teams to travel to participate—even multiple times. Such is the case with Nick Ward and Brent Tiano from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who have put together a core team of actors and film crew to come to Austin to participate in the 48 hour film project. The team will work with a mixed crew of 16 New Mexicans and Texans including Academy Award nominated Director of Photography Michael Morlan. The Albuquerque competition took place July 19 and 20.
Serving a Niche: Guerilla Cameras & Gear
The 48 Hour Film Project today announced a new business sponsor, who are launching their venture timed to this event. Guerilla Cameras & Gear will be opening of their new camera and gear rental business, which is designed to meet the specific needs of guerrilla filmmakers. Opening September 2012 and embedded at the Austin School of Film (1634 E. Cesar Chavez), Guerilla Cameras & Gear will carry the most in-demand new gear on the market at prices attractive to guerilla filmmakers.
The 48 Hour Film Project began in 2001 as a local film challenge in Washington, DC among friends. In 2002, the Project grew to include Atlanta, Austin, Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia. Since then, it has evolved into a truly global phenomenon and the world’s largest filmmaking competition. 2012 brings a new event producer for Austin, Noelle Schonefeld—who has just announced she will be leaving Austin temporarily after the project wraps to work on the new Dallas TV show on TNT.
This year, The 48 Hour Film Project will ‘tour’ nearly 125 cities on five continents, challenging more than 50,000 people to complete an entire film in a mere 48 hours. In all, more than 4,000 films will be created as part of the 2012 competition. Austin’s competition is August 24 – 26 with the screenings taking place August 28 – 30.
The challenge will take over the streets, parks, homes, and businesses of Austin, when traditionally dozens of locally based film crews—from amateurs to pros—take to the streets with a provided genre, character, prop, line of dialogue, and 48 hours to write, cast, scout, shoot, edit, and submit their films before the strictly enforced deadline. Films submitted even 1-minute late on August 26 will be disqualified.
Submitted films will be screened for the public and judged by a panel of experts. The Best Film from Austin will be chosen and winners will then be in the running for top honors in Hollywood, CA at Filmapalooza 2013, the 48 Hour Film Project’s annual awards—before moving on to Festival de Cannes in May 2013. Best Film in Austin will also take home a Premium mediaArtist package from channelAustin, valued at almost $1,000 with a year of free training, access to channelAustin resources plus the ability to borrow equipment.
2012 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Filmmaker Resources Orientation + Tips & Tricks Workshop, Wednesday August 22, 5:30 – 7p
channelAustin has free resources available to borrow so registered film teams have access to all the tools you need to succeed. They can attend a quick Resource Orientation on Wednesday, August 22 starting at 5:30p at the channelAustin studio so their teams can use free gear including edit bays loaded with Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Suite, available meeting spaces, and plenty of coffee and late-night snacks. Space and gear can be requested in advance though confirmation is assured with each team’s leader and assistant’s mandatory attendance at the Resource Orientation. To reserve resources visit:
– A 48 Hour Tips ‘n Tricks Workshop follows at 7p – and all of Austin is invited. Open to the Public – 7-8 pm Filmmaker Q&A with local film experts, Gary Walker of TeamFX Austin, Mike O’Krent – LifeStories Alive, Linda Litowsky – director, producer and Executive Director at channelAustin along with other local filmmakers.
Kick Off Event, Friday August 24, 6-8pm
Official launch of filmmaking, issuing of 300+ “survival” bags for teams, open to the media
Filmmaking, 7 pm on Friday, August 24 to 7 pm on Sunday, August 26
Media can ride along with film crews or follow the action via Twitter @austin48hourfilm #48filmatx
Drop Off Party Film Submission & Party, Sunday August 26, 6-10 pm
After party for crews, their friends, media, and film VIPs to watch the always-dramatic “race-to-the-finish” featuring local food, craft cocktails and local DJs.
Film Screenings, Tuesday, August 28 – Thursday, August 30
Three evenings of screening qualifying short films are open to the public, including juror selections such as Best Use of Prop, Best Cinematography, Best Use of Line of Dialogue and the ever-popular Audience Favorite. All screening tickets will be available through The Long Center’s website after August 1.
NEW: Best Of Screening & Awards Ceremony, September 24, 7 – 10 pm at Long Center Terrace
About Noelle Schonefeld, 2012 Producer for Austin
A rising star in the local scene, Schonefeld has studied art and film, learning the industry at the Austin Film Society, Austin FilmWorks, Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards, London’s Raindance Film Festival, and at her current role on the ABC Family TV show, The Lying Game. She has served as producer on FRANTIC ALMOST as well as production assistant on THE BOUNCEBACK and THROUGH IS THE NIGHT. Schonefeld was drawn to the 48 Hour Film Project, as she finds endless inspiration in the spirit of independent filmmaking and loves the creative, collaborative work environment found in the industry. She aims to help Austinites discover a passion for filmmaking through her work with the 48 Hour Film Project. She earned a Bachelors degree from Wake Forest University in 2009.
About the 48 Hour Film Project
The 48 Hour Film Project’s mission is to advance filmmaking and promote filmmakers. Through its festival/ competition, the Project encourages filmmakers and would-be filmmakers to get out there and make movies using local community resources. The tight deadline of 48 hours puts the focus squarely on the filmmakers—emphasizing creativity and teamwork skills. In 2012, over 50,000 filmmakers will make almost 4,000 films in 120 cities on 6 continents around the world. Over the 11 years of 48 Hour Film Project 278,000 people have made over 19,000 films. In 2011 Austin had 36 teams that consisted over 400 participants.
2012 Cities include Amsterdam, Austin, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Cairo, Chicago, Delhi, Denver, Detroit, Dubai, Geneva, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Mexico, Miami, Milwaukee, Montreal, New Orleans, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Portland, Prague, Rome, San Francisco, São Paulo, Seoul, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, and Washington, DC.
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