Insta-movies: The 48 Hour Film Project (slide show)
Filmmakers across the city created movies from nothing over two frantic days; see the fruits of their labor on Friday.
Tue Jun 11 2013
48 Hour Film Project
Bait & Switch (Viaduck)
If you’re like us, you probably came away from your weekend having accomplished little more than a marathon sleeping session and several rounds of cocktails. Allow the intrepid filmmakers who participated in this year’s 48 Hour Film Project to demonstrate just how much you could have accomplished on your days off. This massive moviemaking competition sees teams in 126 cities across the globe creating original short films over two days and nights of frenetic work.
Around 700 budding auteurs competed in the NYC iteration of the fest, starting from scratch on Friday, May 31 at 7pm with a randomly assigned genre, character, prop and line of dialogue. Sixty-one of 72 teams delivered their finished four-to-seven-minute flicks to judges by the 7:30pm deadline that Sunday.
The 12 best tiny epics will be screened for the public this Friday at the Cantor Film Center ($10; click here for tickets). Check out a very filmic preview below, and screen grabs of some of this year’s films above. (We can't wait to find out where that guy is going with that swordfish.)