The 48 Hour Film Project, an international competition where filmmakers have exactly 48 hours to create a film from scratch, is returning to Seoul this month. As one of the biggest film competitions in the world – spanning over 120 cities – 50,000 people have been involved in making 4,000 films during this annual contest.

On Friday the 19th of October, the filmmakers involved in the Seoul version of the 48 Hour Film Project will be given a character, a prop, and one line of dialogue, which they must then incorporate into their narrative. They will have until Sunday October 21st to compose a 4-7 minute video, including all writing, shooting and editing.

The final products of this tiring but exhilarating challenge are of a high caliber. Below is a great example from the 2010 competition.

48 Hour Film Project is open to anyone and encourages entry from amateurs and professional filmmakers alike. Its aim is to inspire budding and established directors, producers, photographers, writers, actors, make-up artists, costume designers, stylists, builders, craftspeople, and sound engineers to team up for an electrifying two days of crazy filmmaking.

The winning team will see their film screened at an award weekend where triumphant movies from participating cities will be screened at a Best of City screening. They will also receive 5 million won and a host of other prizes from Megabox, 48 Hour Film Project’s partner.

The victorious Seoul team could also win huge prizes in the international competition. The overall winners will have their work shown at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner, along with a prize of $5000 USD.

The project runs from the 19 – 21st October. The Seoul films will be screened on the 3rd November in Dongdaemun. Tickets will cost 8,000won.

Registration deadline: 9th October
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Fee: Registration is 200,000 won per team until 9th October. Then 250,000 won until all the slots are filled.

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