Author Topic: JACKSONVILLE 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT  (Read 3267 times)


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« on: July 13, 2007, 08:27:08 PM »
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Florida Motion Picture and Television Association
Jacksonville First Coast Chapter

The 48 Hour Film Project will be held for the very first time ever in Jacksonville, Florida during the weekend of August 3rd through the 5th. 

     Filmmaking teams from all over the region will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. This event is being co produced by Nick Serenati and Mac McDonald, along with Associate Producer Amy Copeland. Registration is currently underway for teams or individuals interested in participating by joining a pre-existing team. To register your own team, contact the Jacksonville 48 Hour Production staff by emailing or go to and click on the register link.

To join a team that already exists, click on the "Join a Jacksonville Team" link. You can also go to and click on the register link. 

Mark your calendars for Thursday, July 19th, when the Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project will hold its second "Meet & Greet" Party at the Eclipse Night Club in Avondale. For more information about the Meet & Greet Party go to and click on the "Jacksonville 48 Hour Film" button. You can also see pictures from the first Meet & Greet Party held this past Saturday or you can go to our MySpace page at

The 48 Hour Film Project is a filmmaking competition that started in Washington, DC in 2001. Since then, it has grown to competitions in over 50 U.S. cities and a half dozen international sites. During the years, hundreds of teams with thousands of participants have competed for the coveted title of "Best 48 Hour Film". This year, a team competing in the Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project will receive the title "Best Jacksonville 48 Hour Film" and go on to compete with almost 60 other teams for the title of "Best 48 Hour Film 2007".  Among the prizes and recognition that come with that title is the potential for that film to appear at major film festivals like the Cannes Film Festival.

The concept is simple - on Friday, August 3rd, teams from all over Florida and the region will gather at the "Kick Off Party” where they will learn the elements that have to be included in all films: a line of dialogue, a prop and a character.  Additionally, there will be a surprise element for the Jacksonville event and each team will also draw a genre that their film has to be made in from a hat. At 7:00 p.m., the clock starts and so does the CHAOS!

Each team will have only 48 hours to write, produce, shoot, edit and score their 4 to 6 minute short film. All films must be "Dropped Off" by 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 5th to be eligible for judging and prizes. Films dropped of late, 7:31 p.m. are late, will still be shown at our screenings, but will not be eligible for judging or prizes. We will screen our films on Tuesday, August 7th, in front of a sold out audience in a full size theater where professional film and video judges will determine the "Best Jacksonville 48 Hour Film". There will be other categories of judging and prizes and an "Audience Favorite Award" voted on by the audience at the screening.

Some teams have already been established for the 48 Hour Film Project:


Somebody Call An Ambulance Productions
Producer:  Paul Melian-Guidry

Fallon & Company
Producer:  Tom Fallon

Jer Bear Productions
Producer:  Jay Allan

Childs Play

Producer:  Hollie Bethany

Psycho Film Binge

Producer:  Danny Quitter

Bunnies in the Sun
Producer:  Christian Boivin

Jax Film Junkies

Producer:  Gary Everett

Producer:  Joshua Earles-Bennett

Floozy Meg Production

Producer:  Laura Bragg
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2007, 11:38:04 PM »
I am on one of the teams, Henderstroud Productions.