The short film competition, The 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) is calling filmmakers to participate in the Delhi leg of this 100-city world tour. The 2-day competition will be held on the weekend of August 10 to August 12, 2012 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Close to 80 filmmaking teams are expected to participate. Registrations are open on the official website: www.48hfp.in
“In 2011, Delhi saw 50 teams taking the creative challenge,” says Preeti Gopalkrishnan, the India Producer of 48HFP.
In India, The 48 Hour Film Project is organised in 3 cities- Hyderabad (April), Delhi (August) and Mumbai (November).
The jury this year includes Anusha Rizvi, director of Peepli Live and Nila Madhab Panda, director of I am Kalam. All the shorts made in the competition will be shown at a special screening including the on-time and late films.
Supporters for The 48 Hour Film Project in India include Amol Palekar, Ashutosh Gowariker, Nagesh Kukunoor, Paromita Vohra, Rajkumar Gupta, Shabana Azmi and Soha Ali Khan among others.
The 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) was started in 2001 by Mark Ruppert and Liz Langston, Washington D.C.-based filmmakers who wanted to see what can be done in 48 hours! It is a wild and sleepless weekend in which teams make a movie — write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 48 hours. On Friday night, they get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, to be included in the movie. 48 hours later, the movie must be complete. Then it will be screened at a local venue, usually in the next week.