Founded in 2005, this year's 48 Hour Guerilla Film Competition will take place May 13-15. From the moment the challenge is announced, competitors have 48 hours to write, direct, shoot, and edit a short film. Every entrant is screened and the winner walks away with $5k; of course, the money is only part of the appeal, as the experience of making the film is the primary goal. Add it to your calendar if you're interested:
Want $5000 for your short film? If the answer is yes, then prepare yourself for the the challenge of a lifetime. The 48 Hour Guerrilla Film Competition is an extreme 2-day endurance event in which student, amateur, first- time filmmakers and industry pros face off to see who can write, shoot, edit and deliver the best short film in under 48 hours. Teams are permitted little or no sleep for the duration of the event and must face random challenges to test their mettle. Each film is painstakingly reviewed by a panel of industry experts with the best among them going on to win cash and prizes. The top filmmaking team will walk away with a $5000 grand prize. “Think of this as the NAVY SEAL ‘hell week’ of filmmaking’ says Co-founder and Creative Director Clint Weldon. “And when the smoke settles, someone is walking away with some serious cash.” The best part is, EVERY film will be shown live on the big screen at the annual Guerrilla Film Festival, held shortly after the competition.