The premise? Filmmaking teams have just one weekend to make a short film. All creativity—writing, shooting, editing and adding a musical soundtrack—must occur in a 48 hour window beginning Friday evening at 7 and ending Sunday at 7. The following week, the completed films are screened to an eager audience.
What are the films about? That’s up to the filmmaker; however, each team must select the genre for its movie in a random drawing 15 minutes before the start of the competition. In 2014 there are 14 genres, including comedy, horror, mockumentary, sci fi and musical or western. In addition, teams are given a character, a prop and a line of dialogue that must appear in their film.
This year is the first time that Aberdeen has hosted ‘The 48 Hour Film Project’ and it will be running the weekend of the 26th to the 28th of September 2014.
For more information, visit: http://www.48hourfilm.com/aberdeen/