Indy Film Fest presented by Indiana State University is excited for the return of the 48 Hour Film Project, an international film competition, from July 26-28. Teams of filmmakers, novices, actors, and friends from all over Indianapolis will come together and compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. On July 26, teams will begin their weekend-long endeavor to create four- to seven-minute movies in specific genres that include predetermined characters, props, and lines of dialogue. Top honors will be given to the team that incorporates the most creative use of these elements.
Arts Council Grant
Indy Film Fest was recently the recipient of an Indianapolis Arts Council grant that will be used to attract a broader audience of participants to the 48 Hour Film Project. Indy Film Fest will use the grant to pay registration fees of teams showing need or representing underserved communities.
About the 48 Hour Film Project
For the past thirteen years, the 48 Hour Film Project has brought amateur and professional filmmakers together in more than 130 cities across the globe to create works of action, adventure, comedy, drama, fantasy, horror, romance, sci fi, and more. Indy Film Fest will invite anyone interested in 48HFP to meet with other filmmakers, attend panels discussing filmmaking, and potentially meet and recruit new team members during the 10-day Indy Film Fest that runs from May 2-12. Taking part in the project helps imaginative people connect to make films, find friends, collaborate, and have fun doing it. Winners from each city will be entered in an international competition, and the champion will be featured at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival.
How to register
Interested Indianapolis-area filmmakers, actors, musicians, artists, creativity junkies, and insomniacs, professional and novice alike, can create teams and sign up to compete in the Indianapolis chapter of the 48 Hour Film Project at www.48hourfilm.com/indianapolis-in.