I'd mentioned the 48-Hour Guerilla Film Competition in the past, but the competition has beefed up their prize package a bit and is now offering No Film School readers a limited number of free registrations (and an unlimited number of discount entries). The contest, which features a $5,000 grand prize, runs May 13-15. As you can guess from the name, entrants are given 48 hours to write, direct, shoot, and edit their entry to a given theme. If interested, here are some more details and the link for free entry:
I'M STILL NOT SURE WHAT IT IS....
The 48GFC is a 2 Day Competition. During the registration period filmmakers assemble their teams. Once the competition begins, each team has exactly 48 hours to complete a full short film. To keep the "playing field level" all teams must meet at a specified location (or on the website for non-local teams) and draw a random line of dialogue and genre for their film.
WHAT KIND OF FILMS CAN I MAKE?
While all the "typical" genres are present and accounted for (Western, Action/Adventure, Horror) we don't stop there. Other more "unusual" genres include: Sock Puppet, Time Travel, 80's Movie, Grind House, and many more.
WHO CAN COMPETE?
Anyone - regardless of where you live. Starting in 2011, the 48 Hour Guerrilla Film Competition is open to teams anywhere in the world. All you have to do is register online via the website. When your time is up, just upload your film. That's it!
This year they're kicking off the festival in NYC, at an event I'll be attending:
This year, the 48GFC kick-off event and press conference will be held in conjunction with the close of the Tribeca Film Festival at the legendary Bowery Hotel in New York on Friday, April 29, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The kick-off party will celebrate the competitionʼs growth from a small local contest to an international event. It also will provide an opportunity for participants to network with industry executives from Sanborn Studios and various TV and Film organizations and meet the creative team behind the 48GFC.
Click the link below for a free/discount entry. The first ten entries are free; after that, you'll get $20 off the entry fee.