The 48 Hour Film Project is a competition in which filmmakers compete against one another to make the best short film within 48 hours. In 2019, we celebrate 7 years of the Leeuwarden edition of this competition. Each team must write a script, shoot and edit their film within 48 hours. In addition, at the kick-off the participants will be given a number of mandatory elements, such as a genre and a character. The films will then be presented during Noordelijk Film Festival.
This competition was conceived in the United States and first held in Washington in 2001 – now more than 130 cities participate each year, all over the world. Each city shows the films made at a film festival right afterwards, and these are then judged by an expert jury. The best film from each city is then screened in the annual 48 Hour Film Project final at Filmapalooza. This year for the first time this final will be held outside the US – in Paris! And if the film picks up a prize there, it will even be shown at the prestigious Cannes film festival.
In the weekend leading up to Noordelijk Film Festival, various teams from Leeuwarden and the surrounding area will take up this challenge. Their short films will screen at the festival in two blocks, followed by a spectacular awards ceremony.
Registration for The 48 Hour Film Project Leeuwarden is currently open!