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48 Hours Later…


Words: Rachel Aitken 

Buzz finds out more about the 48 Hour Film Project. Which Edinburgh teams will triumph this year?


Last weekend, budding filmmakers traversed around Edinburgh, in a brutal, 48 hour challenge to make a film. On Friday night, teams were randomly assigned two genres, of which one must be chosen for their film, and told three things their film must include: a character (Bernie, or Bernie Hart, a toymaker), a prop (a red thread) and a line of dialogue: “wiggle it”. Then, 48 hours of madness occurred, with teams dashing around the city of Edinburgh, sleep deprived and hungry, in a frantic race to write, film and edit their film. On the Sunday night, the teams submitted their films (after a long long render onto the discs) and were then free to celebrate (or get some much needed sleep!)

Thursday past, the films were screened to the judges, who are now deliberating the winners. The winner of ‘Best Film’ will then represent Edinburgh at Filmapalooza to compete with ‘best films’ from around the world for the best 48 hour film project of 2016. For the first time in history, the the Edinburgh winner of ‘Best Director’ and two members from the ‘Best Film’ team will win flights and accommodation, to be able to attend Filmapalooza. Keep an eye out for the winners, and the films themselves as the teams spread the word about their final projects. If you’d like to hang out with the fantastic creatives yourself, head along to Electric Circus this Sunday at 7pm. The awards will be announced between 8pm and 10pm, and you can hang out afterwards with the wonderful people of Such a Drag (who featured in our print magazine!) for their monthly club night.  And, if you’re a budding filmmaker yourself and want to have go, fear not because the 48 hour film project will be back in Scotland later in the year in Glasgow. So get a team together and start practicing!

To find out more, please visit http://www.48hourfilm.com/home or, to find out more about the competition in Edinburgh, keep an eye on their Facebook page!

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