48 hour film project comes to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city

48 hour film project comes to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city

For the first time in its 10 year journey, the international 48 hour film project has reached the ancient capital of Vietnam. It will be the second time Ho Chi Minh city has participated.

The 48HFP is a project where teams of filmmakers across the globe are given a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre to make a film in only 48 hours, from scripting to finalizing production. It first started out in 2001 in the United States when project founder Mark Rupert comes up with the idea and invites his friends over for the experiment. Since then, the annual events have attracted a large number of filmmakers.

For aspiring filmmakers currently in town, the 48HFP will kick off in Hanoi on Friday October the 14th, and Ho Chi Minh city on Friday November the 4th. All films are due the following Sundays, which are October 16th and November 6th respectively. Those wanting to participate but falling short of team members are encouraged to join the screening of Best Films 2010 to find more partners. The screening will be on Sunday October 2nd in Hanoi Cinematheque (22 Hai ba Trung) 6pm to 10:30pm and Ho Chi Minh city TBA.

Grand prize for the Best Film of 2011 includes $3000 in cash and the 10 best films will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner in 2012.

Participation fee costs 1,000,000vnd ($50) per team. For more information and to sign up, visit the official page.

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