The 48 Hour Film Project international filmmaking contest was launched Saturday morning at Megastar cinema complex in Ho Chi Minh’s Parkson Paragon mall.
The international 48 Hour Film Project requires contestants to write, shoot, edit, and complete a short movie within 48 hours Photo: 48hourfilm
The global contest, which requires filmmakers to write, shoot, edit, and complete a short movie within 48 hours and was first held in HCMC in 2010, is set to welcome Hanoi as a new addition.
Each contestant will have to work with a character, a prop, a line of dialogue, and a genre assigned by the organizers.
A jury comprising Hollywood’s Phillip Noyce, director of “The Quiet American,” renowned Vietnamese director Vinh Son, and Nguyen Quang Dung will judge the entries.
The winner will stands to get US$3,000, filmmaking equipment, a screening at the 48 Hour Film Project’s global festival Filmapalooza, and a possible chance to be shown at 2012 Cannes Festival.
“A Good Day To Die,” last year’s winning entry, was screened at the iconic French festival last May.
The 48 Hour Film Project will be held in Hanoi from October 14 to 16 and in Ho Chi Minh from November 4 to 6.
Registration closes on September 18 in Ho Chi Minh and September 23 in Hanoi.
Instituted in the US in 2001 by Mark Ruppert and Liz Langston, the 48 Hour Film Project attracted nearly 3,500 shorts in 84 major cities last year.