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48HOURS 16-18 September 2016

16-18 September 2016


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  • 1st Jul Early-bird Registration
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  • 14th Sep Registrations Close
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  • 18th Sep Hand-in
  • 20th Sep City Heats Start
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  1. Assemble your Team
  2. Read the First Timers Survival Guide & the Rules
  3. Register & Pay
  4. Practice your Camera, Editor, and File output work-flow
  5. Keep up to date with News
  6. Check out City Info
  7. Attend the Launch to receive your genre & V
  8. Make a short in less than 48 hours
  9. Complete the Online Wrap-Up
  10. Hand in your short at the Finish Line and you're done!
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Posted by Ant on 20 September 2016 at 23:53 | Comments | View Post

Audience favourites will be posted to this post as they're available and sorted by date and region.


Heat 1
1st: AKSMA
2nd: Angle3 Pictures
3rd: 6 Million Bucks

Heat 2
1st: Chillybox
2nd: Bald Faced Cheek
3rd: Brothers in Crime

Heat 3
1st: Costa Rica
2nd: Cinnamon Pictures
3rd: Divisionary Films

Heat 4
1st: Douglas + Manu Productions
2nd: Filmsplats
3rd: Gavelkind

Heat 5
1st: Haynesfilm Bunch
2nd: Halcyon Entertainment
3rd: I Love Loops

Heat 6
1st: Jovial Entertainment
3rd: Ice Cream Cake

Heat 7
1st: P-Snappy
2nd: Phrasing
3rd: Melopy Films

Heat 8
1st: PickleThugs
2nd: Rambunctious Gumption
3rd: Prime Rib

Heat 9
1st: Shaky Tables
2nd: Scratch Negatives

Heat 10
1st: Sideways Productions
2nd: Space monkey
3rd: SPACE PUPPIES!!! Officer?

Heat 11
1st: Syzygy Studios
2nd: Team Aceba
3rd: Th brnt crmpts

Heat 12
1st : The Post-its
2nd: The Black Blazers
3rd: The Makers Initiative

Heat 13
1st :Viva La Dirt League
3rd: Two Big Tools

Heat 1
1st: DF10,
2nd equal: Big Picture Minor Deets
2nd equal: DangerZone Films
3rd: Bad George

Heat 2
1st: Grasshopper Studio
2nd: Illuminaughty Productions
3rd: Double Loopers

Heat 3
1st: Muddy Brilliant
2nd: New Tiger Media
3rd: Odd

Heat 4
1st: Snowforge
2nd: Taktix
3rd: Totem Pictures


Heat 1
1st: Bernard's Babes
2nd: 12 Angry Memes
3rd: Accounting Bear

Heat 2
1st: Couch Kumaras
2nd: Cinetrance
3rd: Daguerreotype

Heat 3
1st: Bork!
2nd: Full Banjo
3rd: Don't Shoot Films

Heat 4
1st: Dunce Media
2nd: Litmus
3rd: Ryno Creative

Heat 5
1st: The Seament
2nd: Team Teal
3rd: N2 Productions

Heat 6
1st: Lovely Bongo Drums
2nd: Good Will Chimping
3rd: Green Square Productions

Heat 1
1st: Bus Stop Studios
2nd: A Frican Good Time
3rd: Pizzafilm

Heat 2
1st: The Classic Stitch Ups
2nd= Cat House Films
2nd= Creativesmiths

Heat 3
1st: The Eh Team
2nd: Dragon V Mouse
3rd: Les Cousins Dangereux

1st: Paddle Pops! Kit-astrophy
2nd: Go Go All The Time! Symmetry


Posted by Ant on 16 September 2016 at 19:10 | Comments | View Post

Your Genre was given to you at the launch and can be found next to your Team Name on your City Info page under Heats.

CHARACTER - Charlie Flowers - A Thoughtful Person
LINE OF DIALOGUE - "one more time"
PROP - Wool
TECHNICAL - Rack Focus

1. The Bro or Bechdel Movie
This can be a Bro OR Bechdel Movie. A bro movie is all about male bonding - think The Hangover, Superbad, Rush Hour. Think heavy on the testosterone. A Bechdel movie has 3 rules. (1) it has to have at least two women in it, who (2) who talk to each other, about (3) something besides a man. Can be any genre Bad Moms, Divergent, Ghostbusters, Lights Out

2. The Cat & Mouse Movie
A devlish scenario between two people where both characters try to out manoeuvre their opponent. Could be protagonist versus antagonist or it can be two villains going head to head. Could be a comedy set-up but usually is the domain of thrillers. French Connection. The Fugitive, The Departed, Silence of the Lambs, Se7en, Catch Me If you Can

3. The Comedy of Errors Movie
Based on a template by Shakespeare, this involves a series of coincidences, accidents, mistakes, or misinterpretations leads to an ever escalating series of events - Monty Python's Life of Brian, Tucker and Dale vs Evil, Bowfinger, Mrs Doubtfire

4. The Crime Movie
The movie must feature crime in some way, be creative - Keep it traditional or think outside the box of crimes we may not have seen before . . heists, courtrooms, gangsters, and prisons are all fair game. Ocean's 11, Brick, The Godfather, Public Enemies

5. The Dystopian Movie
The movie must be set in an oppressive or frightening world - can be an alternate reality of our past or a glimpse into the future. A Clockwork Orange, Escape from New York, Children of Men, Minority Report

6. The Horror Movie
One of the favourite genres for teams to have fun with. Hard to be scary in 5mins so get creative & set things up quick. Lot's of different ways to go here! See Paranormal Activity, The Shining, Shaun of the Dead

7. The Lovers on the Run Movie
A couple on the run, fleeing from something - the cops, their parents, their past -See Bonnie and Clyde, True Romance, Natural Born Killers

8. The Mistaken Identity Movie
It's a device for a series of misunderstandings that can launch into comedic or thrilling results. Either way, the appeal is the fish out of water story. See The Big Lebowski, El Mariachi, North By Northwest

9. The Mystery Movie
The protagonist tries to solve some kind of puzzle. A genre of film that revolves around the solution of a problem or a crime. It focuses on the efforts of the detective, private investigator or amateur sleuth to solve the mysterious circumstances of an issue by means of clues, investigation, and clever deduction.
See : Chinatown, Rear Window, Shutter Island, 10 Cloverfield Lane

10. The One-Location Movie
Any genre you like, but it must take place within one location! See : Buried, Locke, 127 Hours..

11. The Punk Movie
Create a story that's anarchic and anti-establishment. Stripped down and raw with high energy. Can contain actual punks or could be just punk in it's manner and aesthetics. See : Repo Man, Suburbia, Sid & Nancy, Class of 84, Return of the Living Dead

12. The Puppet Movie
Your movie must feature a puppet or puppets as either a character(s) or a major story element in your short. See : Magic, Team America, The Muppets, Labyrinth, Puppet Master, Meet the Feebles, Gremlins, Dead Silence, The Beaver

13. The Real Time Movie
Pick any genre you like, but your movie must take place over a stretch of uninterrupted time- See: 24, Run Lola Run, Before Sunset

14. The Rom-Com Movie
A romantic comedy. Easy peasy. Or is it? See : Love Actually, Knocked Up, When Harry Met Sally

15. The Time Travel Movie
We all love time travel movies. Now's your chance to get in there and mess with the audiences minds. It could be a linear or non-linear story. See : Back to the Future, Donnie Darko, Looper, Groundhog Day, The Butterfly Effect

HP SOS Stations

Posted by Ant on 15 September 2016 at 10:10 | Comments | View Post

Having tech problems on the Sunday?

Don't worry because HP have your back!
The great people at HP have provided a number of their HP Z240 workstations as SOS machines at all centres!They will be available after your hand-in venue opens to accept entries. They are for teams that can't get their film to output correctly, have slow renders, or are just generally having technical problems. You'll need to bring your project files and media etc on a USB3 drive to use the computers. More info below.

HP have provided at least one HP Z240 Tower Workstation with Intel Core i7-6700 CPU, 16GB memory, NVidia K2200 3D 4GB graphics card and 256GB Z Turbo storage per centre, large centres will have more than one.

All machines will be loaded with Windows and Premiere Pro, any plugins or other software will not be available. To use files from other editing software you may have to export an EDL/AAF/XML from your editing program of choice to import your film into Premiere. We recommend your USB 3 drives be formatted as exFAT or NTFS.

*HP & 48 Hours are not responsible if your film still isn’t handed in on time or there are lines preventing you from using the machines. SOS stations are first come first served.

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