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Let’s make a movie... in 2 days!

art-and-culture Updated: Aug 12, 2013 00:55 IST
Aditi Pant
Aditi Pant
Hindustan Times
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Every cinema enthusiast dreams of making a movie someday. What if that dream comes true?

A unique film project gives cinema lovers a rare chance to make a complete movie. The catch is — you only get two days to make it!

Called the 48-Hour Film Project (48HFP), the internationally recognised short film competition will hold the Delhi leg of the competition from August 16 to 18. The project is open to all and the teams participating can comprise of two members to as many people as you want. The enrolled teams have to make the films on the same weekend. All you have to do is register with the festival website. “Anybody can take part in the project. We usually have around 60-80 teams participating every year. All you need is a digital quality video camera and you are set,” says Preeti Gopalkrishnan, producer for the India leg of the competition.

Close to 500 filmmakers from in and around Delhi are expected to participate in the two-day long competition. Registrations are currently open on the website: www.48hfp.in. “This is our third year in Delhi. We always get a huge response and some really good movies get made at the fest. We conduct these fests in four cities — Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad,” says Gopalkrishnan.

Started in 2001 by American filmmakers Mark Ruppert and Liz Langston, the aim of the project was to experiment and see what we can produce in just 48 hours. The teams participating have to write, shoot and edit the film in 48 hours. On Friday night (August 15), each group gets a character, prop, a line of dialogue and a genre that must be included in the movie. 48 hours later, the movie must be complete. So, train your camera and say action!

Here you go
What: The 48-Hour Film Project
When: August 16-18
Where: Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication (SACAC)
NEAREST METRO STATION: Patel Nagar on Blue Line