Pure movie making chaos takes place every summer in Detroit. A wild and sleepless weekend turns into production magic for many and failure for some – bit it’s all in good fun. For film makers across the world the 48 Hour Film Project is a short-film competition that takes place each summer. On Friday night, teams receive a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in a short movie. 48 hours later, the movie must be complete and turned in on time to qualify and compete.
Film makers across Metro Detroit put new technology and teams together to test their creative chops, the result ranges from pure genius to pure junk but one thing is for sure there is some real talent right here in our hometown.
In 2012, over 50,000 filmmakers made almost 4,000 films in 120 cities on 6 continents around the world. Over the 11 years of 48 Hour Film Project over 19,000 films have been made by 278,000 people.
Right here in Detroit, teams competed for the opportunity to sign a deal with TruTV for $5000, but the ultimate prize – 10 of 2012′s best films will have the privilege to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival‘s Short Film Corner in 2013.
The films were screened at Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak on Wednesday, July 18 and the 2012 Detroit winner of “Best Film” was ”It Came From Zarnek” by Camp Super Rad Fire, Watch it and others here: http://www.48hourfilm.com/en/detroit/. We’ll keep you posted if it makes it to Cannes!
|Character||Mary or Marvin Greenberg, Computer Genius|
|Line||“Mama told me not to come.”|
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