Despite the pandemic locking down and forcing the Michigan film industry into an indefinite pause, the 48 Hour Film Project, Detroit, proceeded as scheduled August 14-16. From the dozens of registrants for this challenge, there were a handful of posters received, and the Project has posted these online.
Before we look at the latest posters received, which were posted online, here are the different groups who participated in this film challenge.
From these registrants, there was only one trailer received. This came from Jim Selleck with Rollin’ Detroit Films for the 7-minute short film “The Case of the End of the World.”
And from these registrants came these recently shared posters.
Want to see all these films and more? Come to the Detroit 48 Hour Film Project Screening and Awards Ceremony Thursday, September 3rd at 8:30PM at the Emagine Theater Drive In in Novi. Ticket info is coming soon!
In the meantime, be sure to vote for your favorite movie poster in our 48 Movie Poster Contest. The winner receives a certificate award and a $20 gift card!
Also, the Detroit 48 Hour Film Project along with Emagine Entertainment and Royal Starr Film Festival presents the 13th Annual Detroit 48HFP Screenings and Awards Ceremony., September 3rd at 8:30PM at the Emagine Theater in Novi for a Drive-in experience!! Tickets available now for just $30 a car. Get your tickets today by clicking the link below.
About the 48 Hour Film Project
The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which teams make a movie – write, shoot, and edit – in just 48 hours. On Friday night, teams draw a genre from a hat. They are then given a character, prop and line to include in their films. On Sunday night, in a wild dash to the drop off event, the film is turned in – and teams celebrate. The film is then screened at a local theater in front of an audience of filmmakers, friends and families.
How the 48 Hour Film Project started
Almost two decades ago, back in 2001, way back even before flash drives and 4K video, Mark Ruppert and Liz Langston were making short films. Mark came up with a crazy idea – to make a film in 48 hours! They tried it and found that it was not only possible – it was exhilarating. The big question back then was… Would films made in only 48 hours even be watchable? The answer was a resounding yes.
Now, more than 50,000 films later, the 48 Hour Film Project has become a rite of passage for filmmakers around the world.
- More than 1,400 projects have taken place around the world!
- More than 50,000 short films made!
- More than 600,000 filmmakers have taken part!
- We’ve had 14 special screenings at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner!
- More than $1,000,000 USD in cash and prizes awarded to filmmakers!
- And 18 Filmapaloozas to date.
Local & International Around the World
The Project has truly spread to the four corners of the globe. Filmmakers from Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas will compete to see who can make the best short film in a weekend.
The 48HFP takes local filmmaking international is now in 130 cities around the world, on 6 continents. What does this mean to the participants? Winning teams enter the international arena. Filmmakers from each winning city are invited to screen their films at Filmapalooza – our end of year event and the filmmakers meet (and party) at this filmmaking Olympic village as they compete for the international title of Best Film.
For more on the 48 Hour Film Project