Local filmmakers issued challenge by CAFF

By rdnewsNOW staff
December 13, 2018 - 9:30am

Officials with the Central Alberta Film Festival (CAFF) are sending out a casting call for local filmmakers to take up their 48 hour film challenge.

The challenge is said to be for all filmmakers, both experienced and those who are first timers to create an entire four to seven minute film, from writing the script to shooting and editing video, within a 48 hour period in January 2019.

CAFF officials say each entry in the 48 hour Film Challenge has a chance at being screened at the Central Alberta Film Festival in February 2019.   

“There’s nothing that gets your blood pumping more than a tight deadline,” says Ranjit Mullakady, CAFF President in a press release. “A 48 hour film challenge presents a chance for filmmakers to really show what they’re made of and have a great time doing it.”   

“Being a very busy creative person, I love that I don’t have to think about a 48 hour challenge before or after,” adds Jason Steele, a Red Deer filmmaker who has participated in similar challenges. “It’s a group of friends getting together to make a thing. Sometimes it’s a good thing, sometimes it’s a terrible thing, but we have this shared experience, and that’s pretty cool.”

Filmmakers can check out the rules and sign up for the challenge online at cafilmfestival.ca/48-hourfilm-challenge-2019 until January 17th at 11:59pm.

The challenge itself takes place between 5:00pm, Friday, January 18 and 5:00pm, Sunday, January 20 with rules in place to make sure everyone’s film is created during the official time period.

Filmmakers will be asked to include certain dialogue and props, and specific film genres will be assigned on the first day of the challenge.

For more information, contact Niek at [email protected]

(With files from Central Alberta Film Festival)

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