48 Go Green Environmental Film Competition

What are you planning for 2011?  I hope that one of your plans includes making a great 48 Hour Film this year.  Or maybe two!  Here’s your chance to get a head-start on our local 48 Hour Film event – you could look at it as a practice run.

This February, 18 – 20, the 48 Hour Film Project brings you a totally new challenge – the 48 Go Green Environmental Film Competition.

Just like other 48 Hour Film events, this contest challenges you to make a film in only 48 hours – writing, shooting, and editing the film.  BUT in this contest you select your own genre.  We randomly assign you a character, prop and line of dialogue, PLUS an eco them – such as air, water, animals, forest, that must appear in your film.

The contest is an on-line contest so that anyone around the world can enter, plus it’s held in-person in 8 US Cities.

The info is below. 

Announcing the 48 Go Green!
An International Eco Film Competition

 
Competition Dates:  February 18 – 20, 2011

As a 48HFP filmmaker, you are part of an international community of filmmakers – the creative and the bold.  We think you are the best people to draw attention to the environmental challenges the world faces.  To that end, we have created a new 48HFP competition: the 48 Go Green!

Just like other 48 Hour Film events, this contest challenges you to make a narrative short film in only 48 hours – writing, shooting, and editing the film.

GREAT Prizes

The overall winners (selected from among the 8 cities and the on-line competition) will win…

$5000 Grand Prize
$2000 2nd Place
$1000 3rd Place
 
Winners screen at the Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner

16 Winners Screen at the NABShow in Las Vegas, USA 

Top 3 finalists travel to Las Vegas!

How to Register: 

To Register for the On Line Competition: Click Here

To Register for the In Person Competition (in the Cities Below) Click Here

Atlanta
Boston
Houston
Los Angeles
New York
Portland (Oregon)
San Francisco
Washington, DC

Presenters

Brought to you by the 48 Hour Film Project in association with the Creators of the Athens 48 Go Green, Francesco Vitali and Christos Siametis; and award-winning filmmaker, photographer and author Sebastian Copeland, Director of Into the Cold.

Yours sincerely

Mukundi Lambani 

Johannesburg 48HFP Producer

+27727848777 / +27722155174

johannesburg@48hourfilm.com

http://www.48hourfilm.com/johannesburg


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28 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Haroun Kola

    Ok guys, you need to leave a comment here and click on the “Subscribe to Comments” box below to be part of the team!

    Haroun Kola January 11, 2011 at 10:41 pm #
  2. hey guys, checking in :) where/how do we start?

    Midiane L'Etranger January 12, 2011 at 8:58 am #
    • Profile photo of Haroun Kola

      Hey bro, let’s start by listing the roles we need and who’s filling them.
      Producer – Haroun

      Haroun Kola January 12, 2011 at 4:06 pm #
      • Director, Writer – Midiane

        I was thinking about this the past couple of nights.. how about a romance set in a eco story, like the love of nature brings two people together and it becomes a romance?

        Waiting to hear from the others.

        Midiane L'Etranger January 12, 2011 at 5:11 pm #
        • Profile photo of Haroun Kola

          Did you read the requirements in the 48 Hour site? I don’t quite think we can make any kind of story but have to follow certain guidelines. Please check if you can make any sense of it.

          And we’ll to cast the net a bit further to get more people involved :)

          Haroun Kola January 12, 2011 at 6:01 pm #
          • Read the rules. Think my idea can still apply to “save the next generation”.

            Have we registered yet as a team? A girl from my acting class is in as an actress.

            Midiane L'Etranger January 13, 2011 at 8:30 am #
        • Profile photo of Haroun Kola

          Would you mind leaving a list of roles that we need filling?
          Thanks

          Haroun Kola January 13, 2011 at 1:54 pm #
          • Hey Haroun

            We need:
            1) another writer
            2) sound engineer
            3) lighting person/grip
            4) editor

            Those are the most important right now.

            Midiane L'Etranger January 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm #
          • Profile photo of Haroun Kola

            Thanks Midiane. We’ve got Millicent now, she’s gracefully been in touch and extended her offer to be involved.

            Is that sufficient writers?

            If we’re doing a romance would we need a make lead, it would you like to take on that role Ivan?

            What about cinematographers? Would we need one of those too?

            Haroun Kola January 13, 2011 at 10:28 pm #
          • Hey Haroun
            Yeah, 2 writers is sufficient.
            I’m down for Ivan being the male lead. :) The female lead is sorted and in case she cancels for any reason (reality), I have more people to draw on.

            Yeah. It would be ideal to get a cinematographer and editor. If we can’t, I can take on these roles but to make sure this goes by smoothly, it would be best to have dedicated people in these roles.

            Midiane January 14, 2011 at 1:58 am #
          • I could take on that role, should be fun!

            ivan January 14, 2011 at 8:15 am #
          • wuvley :)

            Midiane January 14, 2011 at 10:41 am #
  3. Profile photo of Haroun Kola

    The judging: http://www.48gogreen.com/static/judges

    Haroun Kola January 12, 2011 at 6:56 pm #
  4. Profile photo of Haroun Kola

    I’m concerned Midiane, those that have expressed interest in this, on email and on my Facebook, haven’t yet followed the instructions to properly to leave a comment here and get themselves listed.

    I don’t know if its just me that’s not making myself fully understood, people not used to leaving comments on blogs, and subscribing.

    Haroun Kola January 12, 2011 at 6:59 pm #
    • I guess that either they haven’t gotten around to it or it may not be natural for them to discuss via comments on a blog. Perhaps you could consider taking this back to email to make it easier on everyone?

      Midiane L'Etranger January 13, 2011 at 8:25 am #
      • Profile photo of Haroun Kola

        I don’t mind, which ever is most appropriate. I get the feeling that people may be interested, but don’t actually take it further. Anyway, at the moment its, you, Roshen, Ivan and myself. I’ll double up the communication, on email and here for now until we decide on a permanent way forward. Florian has suggested Siyakhana as a venue to shoot, and I think its a great idea, I also like the idea of the a romance, for its love that makes the world go round.

        Will be in touch soon. Got some work to do :)

        Haroun Kola January 13, 2011 at 1:11 pm #
  5. This sound interesting – I’d like to be involved although my time is limited.

    I’ve started downloading movies from the 48gogreen site to see what this is about.

    About why people are email you directly instead of replying to the blog -it might be because of your note at the bottom of your email :):
    “I’d love to hear from you, please get in touch with me, via return email, and send this email to anyone that you think may be interested :)”

    Roshen January 13, 2011 at 8:34 am #
    • Profile photo of Haroun Kola

      Thanks Roshen, yes the initial email did say get in touch with me, but once I do, I ask people to leave a comment on here, and that’s when they fall off the boat. And I want to know why. I actually don’t hear from them again, so not sure if what Midiane say’s is true, or its the level of commitment.

      Haroun Kola January 13, 2011 at 1:12 pm #
    • Profile photo of Haroun Kola

      Hi Roshen
      Please leave a note lettings know how you’d like to be involved!
      Thanks

      Haroun Kola January 13, 2011 at 10:42 pm #
  6. Im really keen, let me know when and where!

    ivan January 13, 2011 at 10:03 am #
    • I can contribute a location, music, acting, etc.

      ivan January 13, 2011 at 10:06 am #
    • Profile photo of Haroun Kola

      Then when is listed above here, the where is not yet decided. We could use your place, but a place with Internet would be so cool for the headquaters.
      :)

      Haroun Kola January 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm #
  7. Hello All! :)
    I am Millicent (Writer).
    I just read the comments below and I just want to say that I am not used to communicating via blog but am happy to learn.
    I will read up/educate myself more about the 48hr project as discussed Haroun.
    Great to be part of the team! Will keep in touch.

    Millicent January 13, 2011 at 9:00 pm #
    • Profile photo of Haroun Kola

      Thanks for dropping by Millicent. Let me know if this commenting on a blog works for you, or if an email is a better option. Thanks again :)

      Haroun Kola January 13, 2011 at 10:41 pm #
    • Hey Millicent :)
      Great to have you on board!

      Midiane January 14, 2011 at 1:56 am #

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