Archive for September 22, 2009

48hour film projectIf yes, read on.

48 Hour Film Project – Its a unique gathering of filmmakers (amateurs and professionals) to make short films from scratch. And everything in just 48 hours!

Date – The second Mumbai 48 Hour Film Project will commence on Friday, 2 October, 2009.

Rules – On this day (2nd october), the participants will get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in their movie.  By Sunday, 4 October, the movie must be complete.  

Details – Navdeep Singh and Ram Madhavani are on  the panel of jury.   The competition is supported by The British Council and Screen – the entertainment and business weekly. All the films will be screened at British Council, Nariman Point on 9 and 10 October, 09.

Registration – Teams will have to register in advance to participate in the competition. The project is open to pros, amateurs, and students alike. Folks can just put together a team and register online at

Winner – The winning Mumbai film will go up against films from around the world for the “ Best 48 Hour Film of 2009”.

Last Year – The first Mumbai 48 Hour Film Project was held in Mumbai in 2008, and brought over 400 film professionals from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Pune together. The films were premiered at PVR Cinemas, Juhu. Baba Azmi, Shabana Azmi, Soha Ali Khan, Sudhir Mishra and Vinay Shukla, evaluated all entries to declare one winner.

History – The 48 Hour Film Project was incorporated in the US in the year 2001. Since then, 48HFP has taken place more than 150 times on four continents. This year, the 48HFP is visiting over 80 cities across all four continents.