More Than 60,000 People On Six Continents To Compete In World’s Largest Timed Filmmaking Challenge

More than 60,000 people on six continents will spend a wild, sleepless weekend this year creating short films at breakneck speed as part of The 48 Hour Film Project. The 48 Hour Film Project brings together contestants from all walks of life fuelled by imagination, ingenuity, energy drinks and dreams of being the BEST FILMMAKER in the WORLD.

The 2013 tour will make stops in New York City, Los Angeles, Johannesburg, Paris, Beijing, Durban, Cape Town, Gaborone and over 100 other cities through 2013. The winning films will go on to represent their city at Filmapalooza in the USA in 2014, top films also stand a chance of screening at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival’s short film corner!

In a partnership sure to empower local film makers, the largest timed film competition in the world would like to announce M-Net Movies as the official media partner in bringing the 48 Hour Film Project to your screens.

The 48 Hour Film Project has attracted high-profile judges in cities throughout the years, including directors Akin Omotoso and Krijay Govender, film maker Norman Maake, actors Rapulana Seiphemo and Quanita Adams and casting director Moonyeen Lee to name a few.

An expected 162 crews, totalling over 1,500 people will swarm Durban, Gaborone, Nairobi, Johannesburg and Cape Town to create a winning film. “The 48 Hour Film Project has truly spread to all corners of the globe, proving that filmmakers anywhere can make a movie, especially if they’re left with too little time to doubt themselves,” said Langston, co-executive producer of The 48 Hour Film Project.

Filmmaking teams begin at 7PM on a Friday and deliver a finished 4 to7 minute film by 7:30PM Sunday. They are responsible for putting together a cast and crew, and getting equipment and anything else necessary to make a film/video in just one weekend. Any team, regardless of skill level, is eligible to participate in this competition.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb:

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