Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The 48 Hour Film Project Machinima 2011 registration is now open.

The 48 Hour Film Project


The 48HFP Machinima

The 48 Hour Film Project is a contest in which teams of filmmakers are assigned a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue, and have 48 hours to create a short film containing those elements.

The 48 Hour Film Project's mission is to advance filmmaking and promote filmmakers.
Through its festival/competition, the Project encourages filmmakers and would-be filmmakers to get out there and make movies. The tight deadline of 48 hours puts the focus squarely on the filmmakers — emphasizing creativity and teamwork skills. While the time limit places an unusual restriction on the filmmakers, it is also liberating by putting an emphasis on "doing" instead of "talking."

In 2011, the 48 Hour Film Project will go to 103 cities, spread over 6 continents.
One of these cities is different. It is called “machinima”.
It is, unlike the 102 other cities, not on one continent but worldwide – so the good news is that if you do not live in (or close to) one of the cities, you can still participate in the 48 HFP, by subscribing to the 48 Hour Film Project Machinima.

The 48HFP Machinima has the same goal as the the regular contest, except that your film has to be made in real time using a virtual world or game. For example: the 2010 winnning machinima was made in WoW, the 2009 and 2008 winners both made in Moviestorm, and the very first winner in 2007 came from Second Life.

The 48HFP Machinima is set to the weekend of 16 – 18 September 2011.

Machinima as a new genre is very much setting a tradition of engaging serious leaders in the film industry, and I am happy and proud to announce that:
The 2011 head of jury is Tony Dyson. (Star Wars R2-D2, and major films like Superman II, Dragon Slayer, James Bond)
And, last years judge Phaylen Fairchild is back in 2011.
Dr. Tracy Harwood has agreed to be judge too.She was the founder of the very first European machinima festival, and is a Senior Research Fellow / National Teacher Fellow at the
Institute of Creative Technologies - De Montfort University UK.
On September 5, mr. Marcus Parker Rhodes joined the jury too. He is a former Bafta jury, and was in the Monty Pythons Flying Cirucs team, a groundbreaking animator and machinima fan.

Enter today! Space is limited.
This year, teams will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Once the initial registration is complete, we will accept teams for the waiting List.
If a registered team must drop out, we will go to the waiting List. If there is enough interest, and we can secure additional theater time, we may be able to add more teams from the list.

Here are the 48HFP Machinima rules:
Here are the 48HFP Machinima Faq:

Email me at:

Chantal Harvey
Producer 48 Hour Film Project Machinima


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