The Ottawa 48 Hour Film Project is Open for Entries!

The Ottawa 48 Hour Film Project is now open for entries! The 48 Hour Film Project has engaged budding filmmakers around the world for fifteen years, but this marks the first time that it invites Ottawa filmmakers to join the party. I’ve been invited to judge the inaugural Ottawa edition of the 48 Film Project in Ottawa and I encourage you all to enter. The 48 Hour Film Project is part film challenge and part film festival, as it invites filmmaking teams to create a film within a quick 48-hour window and then screens eligible films for the public. A panel of judges evaluates the films and hands out prizes—remember: bonus points go to whichever team casts Meryl Streep!—with the top Ottawa winner moving on to a special ‘Filmapalooza’ event comprised of the top winners from cities around the globe. The top ten films from that screening then move on to a special shindig at Cannes. How exciting!

Film challenges like this are an excellent opportunity for up and coming filmmakers to hone their skills and network with peers in their community. Get those cameras ready!

Event details:

Competition dates: July 4-6
Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 16
Kickoff: Friday, July 4, Club SAW (time TBA)
Dropoff: Sunday, July 6 at 7:30 PM (dropoff location TBA)
Premiere Screenings: Saturday, July 19th, Mayfair Theatre at 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM
 (Admission: $20)
Awards Ceremony: Saturday, July 19th at 7:00 PM (location TBA)

Please visit http://www.48hourfilm.com/en/ottawa/ for more information.