The 48 Hour Films are in the can. Over the weekend, Aug. 14 and 15, filmmakers throughout Chicago worked their cinemagic and created films to the specifications of the 48 Hour Project requirements, which are as follows:
You and a team make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it in just 48 hours.
On Friday night, each team receives a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in the movie. And, you guessed it, 48 hours later, the movie must be complete.
Once completed, each movie was shown at a local theater.
This year’s elements included a character, either Duncan or Denise Kerrey, a sales clerk, a mug and this line of dialogue: “I am sure you are mistaken.”
This is a worldwide project, and more than 70 cities were part of the 48 Hour Film Project this year, including Chicago.
The films will be shown over the next few days, and tickets to any session are only $12. Each session features anywhere from 10 to 12 different films. There are several different sessions, including: premieres, best of Chicago, best of the best. See The 48 Hour Film Project: Chicago for all the details.
- Date: August 17 through 19
- Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each night
- Place: Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark, Chicago
- Tickets: $12 (purchase tickets)
Notes: The 6th Annual Chicago 48 Hour Film Project screenings will be at the Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema. Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema is a state-of-the-art and architecturally unique facility, and the first all-stadium seating theatre showcasing independent and foreign language films in the Chicagoland area. Featuring convenient validated parking, unobstructed sightlines, Dolby Digital sound and gourmet as well as traditional concessions, Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema is one of the city’s most innovative and exciting theatre locations.
Best of the Chicago 48HFP
- Date: Tuesday, August 24th
- Time: 7pm to 10pm
- Place: Lincoln Hall , 2424 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
- Tickets: $20 (purchase tickets)
Notes: BEST OF THE BEST AWARDS 2010!!!! Who will win for the following categories: Best Film Best Directing Best Acting Best Box Office Receipts Best Writing Best Editing Best Cinematography Best Graphics Best Sound Design Best Use of Prop Best Use of Character Best Use of Dialogue Best Costumes Best Musical Score Best Special Effects