V48Hours: Get Ready To Register

Posted Wednesday 23 Feb 2011

V48HOURS is officially NZ's largest film competition! There is nothing quite like it. It's a cinematic bootcamp but instead of drill sergeant screaming obscenities at you, it's the constant tick-tock of the countdown clock drilling into your mushy brain. V48HOURS is a serious challenge for both first time filmmakers through to experienced directors. Simply put, filmmaking teams have just one weekend to make a short film.
Filmmakers don't know what genre (thriller/romance etc) they will be shooting until the start of the competition. All creativity: writing, shooting, editing and adding a musical soundtrack, must occur within the 48 hour window beginning Friday evening at 7pm and ending Sunday at 7pm. To add to the mayhem, they must also include some random elements.
In previous years they have included lines of dialogue, props and characters. In 2011 - who knows. A few days later, the completed films are all screened in heats to an eager audience. The best films are selected by judges to compete in the City finals. Then the City Finalists and Peter Jackson's Wildcards compete in a massive Grand Final on C4 offering fabulous prizes and glory. Well that's what happened in last year, this year there may be some changes!
Registrations open next week, 1 March. Check out the website for more info.