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48 Hour Film Festival activities

Activities for this years 48 Hour Film Festival held by Somerset Community College Theatres Digital Video Productions will begin on Sunday, September 12 and conclude on Sunday, September 19. Local Film teams will conceive, shoot, edit, output and screen a film of no more than six minutes.

Individuals who are interested in taking part are invited to the 48 Hour Film Festival meet and greet which will be held by the Somerset Filmmaking Collective in SCCs Stoner Little Theatre at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 12. This meeting is designed to allow film teams to come together in preparation for the Festival. It is also a chance for individuals to come in contact with teams who still need personnel or other individuals who are interested in forming a team.

Somerset Film Collective will introduce the concept of the 48 Hour Film Festival and screen past entries. Filmmakers who have participated previously in this event will discuss the process and offer tips and tricks for a successful completion of a project.

The Festival itself will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 17 with a kick-off meeting. The four elements which must be present in each of the films will be revealed. Each film must incorporate a specific prop, costume element, line of dialogue and character.

Each team will also draw their own genre or homage. This years options will be disaster film, holiday classic, road film, martial arts film, foreign film, tear jerker, George Lucas homage, Tim Burton homage, M. Night Shyamalan homage, Walt Disney homage, film noir, Ed Wood homage, musical comedy, coming of age drama, a caper film, romance, spy thriller, biblical epic, Monty Python homage, time travel film, apocalypse film, psychological thriller and political thriller.

Shooting will continue for the next 48 hours. Films which are completed prior to the deadline will be screened before the judges and will be eligible for such awards as Best Film, Best Actor and Outstanding Technical Achievement. This year, there will also be an award for the Outstanding Movie Poster which will also be conceived and created during the weekend.

The public is invited to the public screening to be held in SCCs Stoner Little Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 19.

A full information packet can be downloaded at http://www.somerset.kctcs.edu/Student_Life/SCC_Theatre/Digital_Video_Productions.aspx

Information about how to get included on a team can contact festival producer, Steve Cleberg, at steve.cleberg@kctcs.edu. Check out the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=246844045314