HUNDREDS OF KUALA LUMPUR RESIDENTS RACE TO COMPLETE FILM IN JUST ONE WEEKEND – 29 TO 31 OCTOBER, 2010
Each year, the 48 Hour Film Project, the world’s largest filmmaking competition visits nearly 90 cities, challenging teams to complete an entire film from writing and casting to filming and editing in a mere 48 hours! The challenge will be hitting Kuala Lumpur from 29 -31 October, 2010 and there are several ways for you to cover this extraordinary competition.
ANGLES FOR YOUR COVERAGE:
– If you’d like to run pre-event coverage, you can let your readers know how they can participate in the competition by signing up here: http://www.48hourfilm.com/tour/how.php
– For your non-filmmaking readers, you can let them know that the competition has begun and let them know how they can watch the films submitted in your city at the public screening event (see below for public screening details)
Follow a team in your city to see the excitement, frustration, and creative process first-hand
– If you’d like to cover this angle for the 48 Hour Film Project, we can set you up with a team to follow and interview (see below for details about where and when the teams are meeting to kick-off the competition)
– We can provide photos or videos for your coverage or you can send a photographer/crew to capture the moments
Once the event in Kuala Lumpur is over, we can provide hard facts in regards to how many people in Kuala Lumpur participated, how many teams were in Kuala Lumpur, and how many films were submitted in Kuala Lumpur. Let your readers/listeners know where they can go view these films, as all of the films submitted will be available for public viewing the week following the competition (see below for public screening details). A panel of judges will also be choosing Kuala Lumpur’s best films at the screening.
Announce the winning films from your city.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT: LINK:
The 48 Hour Film Project’s 2010 national press release can be found below.
MISSION/HOW THE COMPETITION WORKS:
On 29 October 2010, participating teams will gather at the Kick Off Venue where they will be given a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue that they must work into their film. Films submitted even one minute late on 31 October, 2010 will be disqualified.
This year, Kuala Lumpur will be one of a record 87 cities worldwide – from Beijing to Lisbon – competing in the 48 Hour Film Project.
Submitted films will be screened for the public at The Colliseum Theatre on 3 and 4 October, 2010. The films will be judged by a panel of experts and the Best Films will screen on 6 October, 2010, at 9.00pm at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian Centre. The winners will then be in the running for top honors at Filmapalooza, the 48 Hour Film Project’s annual awards. The top 12 international 48HFP films screened at the Cannes Short Film Corner in 2010.
MEET & GREET
18 September – 2 October 2010 MMU, UITM, ASWARA, SUNWAY College, HELP University, KLMU, Palate Pallate
THE COMPETITION STARTS HERE (TEAMS WILL MEET HERE TO RECEIVE DETAILS FOR THEIR FILMS):
29 October, 2010 6:00pm (Teams Leave at 7pm) Venue: TBA
THE COMPETITION ENDS HERE (TEAMS WILL MEET HERE TO SUBMIT THE FILM THEY’VE CREATED):
31 October, 2010 7:30 (Drop off time, some teams arrive earlier or later) Venue: TBA
INFORMATION FOR PUBLIC SCREENING OF SUBMITTED FILMS FROM YOUR CITY:
3 & 4 November, 2010 9.00 pm Venue: The Colliseum Theatre, RM10, HOW TO BUY TICKETS: At the Counter
29 & 31 October, 2010 at The Annexe Gallery (Time:4.00-9.00pm)
6 November, 2010 9.00 pm Venue: Bukit Kiara Equestrian Centre
PRIZE FOR THE WINNING FILM:
The Kuala Lumpur Best Film is awarded a trophy, is screened at the 48HFP Filmapalooza, and receives RMXXX, Adobe CS 5 Master Collection and a trip to Filmapalooza 2011. The Grand Prize winner at Filmapalooza receives $3000 cash, filmmaking equipment, and the Grand Prize Trophy.
OVERALL STATISTICS FROM THE 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT:
– 40,000 filmmakers made 3,000 films in 76 cities in 2009.