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Getting to Know the 48 Hour Film Project

18 Jan 2024 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

WIFVNE will be hosting an online Networking Wednesday "Ask the 48 HFP Anything" meet-and-greet event at 10:00 AM on February 28, 2024. Register here!

Come find a team to join (or cast and crew for your own team) while networking in the chat, joining the Zoom discussion, and learning more about an event that makes it easy to show your stuff, try out new skills, and meet people in the local creative community.

The 48 Hour Film Project (which takes place at various points throughout the year in Boston, Providence, New Haven, Portland, and cities around the world) is a wild combo of film festival and reality game show where teams are assigned genres, a prop, a character, and a line of dialogue for 4-7-minute movies they must rush to complete over the course of a fast, furious weekend before time runs out.

Every completed production goes on to receive a big screen world premiere in front of live audience members who vote for their favorites (while judges pick a Best Movie to compete with other winning films for a chance to screen at the Cannes Film Festival).

But prizes aside, the camaraderie and instant feedback of the 48HFP is a great way to make connections and gain experience, as chronicled by WBUR's Andrea Shea in a 2023 story about the Boston 48HFP's 20th anniversary.

In fact, each of the city producers participating in the 2/28 Networking Wednesday meet-and-greet started out on 48HFP teams (and the same is true for moderator/filmmaker Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid as well as past WIFVNE president Alecia Orsini, Scott Lebeda (camera operator on the Oscar-winning film CODA), and Richie Moriarty (who's starred in both a 48HFP Best Movie and the CBS sitcom Ghosts).

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