On Aug. 26, filmmakers from all over the Chicago area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. At 7:30 p.m. they will be assigned a genre, character, prop and line of dialogue that they must work into their film. All will deliver a finished four-to-seven-minute film by 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.
Any team, regardless of skill level, is eligible to participate in this competition. Submitted films, judged by local industry pros, will be screened for the public at the Music Box Theater on Sept. 11 and 12. Winners will receive special prizes and will be eligible for top honors consideration at Filmapalooza, the 48 Hour Film Project's annual awards and and the film will screen at a Chicago "Best of Festival" on Sept. 15.
Through special arrangement, WIFC members can save $20 on registration at this link! After going to the link, begin your registration by either:
1. Logging in with your email and password if you have participated in the 48 Hour Film Project before and have an account; or
2. If you are a new user, click on the "click here to continue registration" link on that page. Fill in the registration form and then, when you reach the payment page, find the "discount" line and click on "enter and apply." At the prompt, enter this code: 16CHICREG2.
By special arrangement with SAG-AFTRA, these productions are considered signatory and members are encouraged to participate. There is a SAG-AFTRA Short Film Agreement specifically for this competition. If you work on a team, please make sure your team captain does the proper SAG-AFTRA paperwork.