Friday, July 9, 2010

Record number of filmmakers sign-up for the 48 Hour Film Project

Forty-seven filmmaking teams have registered for the sixth year of the Des Moines 48 Hour Film Project and the chance to win the Best of City prize of $1000 cash! Only one team slot remains available and once initial registration is complete, filmmakers will be put on the waiting list in case any unexpected slots open.

Register today at - all filmmaker positions are first come, first serve and, as you can see, they go fast. "This is the year we've been preparing for," states 48HFP Producer Sam Tuomi. "We are thrilled at the turnout and expect this year's 48 Hour Film Project to be filled to capacity with talent from all over Iowa."

Des Moines 48HFP is making it easier for actors, crew, and filmmakers to come together by hosting a Casting Social at 7pm on July 19 at the Lotus Moments Events Center (2134 E Grand Ave - DSM). Well-known Casting Director Kimberly Busbee of AriesWorks Entertainment will present a free Workshop for Actors during the Social. The session will cover a variety of techniques for actors with limited experience acting for the camera. It will also focus on helping filmmakers get the best results from new talent. Make sure and bring copies of your headshot or contact information on paper to be given out to the film team representatives.

The Des Moines 48HFP kicks-off July 23 with filmmakers receiving their required elements - genre, character, prop, line of dialogue. Filmmakers have just 48 hours to produce a short film in the hopes to win the "Best of City" award along with its $1000 cash prize. That award also qualifies the filmmakers to compete for "The Best 48 Hour Film" in the International 48 Hour Film Project scheduled for early 2011. Over the past five years, Des Moines has been well represented at the International 48 Hour Film Project, including winning the international grand prize in 2005.

All films produced in Iowa July 23-25 will be shown during public screenings at the Fleur Cinema and Cafe on July 28 and 29. Besides the $1000 cash prize, filmmakers have an opportunity to win other awards and prizes valued at over $1000, as well. Tickets for the public screenings are available at or at the Fleur Cinema box office on the day of show.

July 19, 2010 @ 7pm
Casting Social - Lotus Moments Event Center (2134 E Grand Ave - DSM).
*  Includes Free Workshop for Actors with Kimberly Busbee.

July 23-25, 2010
Des Moines 48HFP competition weekend
* July 23 - Kick-off Des Moines Art Center for filmmakers only
* July 25 - Completed films must be dropped off by 7:30 pm
* July 28 and 29 - Public screenings of all completed 2010 Des Moines 48HFP entries and vote for your favorite Fleur Cinema and Cafe (4545 Fleur Dr - DSM)  Tickets are available at or at the Fleur Cinema box office on the day of show.

August 12, 2010
Best of City Celebration (open to the public)
* Includes screenings of the top 12 judged films from the 2010 Des Moines 48HFP entries at Fleur Cinema Cafe (4545 Fleur Dr - DSM)
* Special After Party at the Des Moines Social Club (1408 Locust St - DSM)


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