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TIVA First Thursday: The 48 Hour Film Project

  • 04/05/2018
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Interface Media Group, 1233 20th St NW, Washington, DC 20036


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The 48 Hour Film Project has been a staple of the DC creative production scene since 2001. Having begun right here in Washington, it has expanded into a truly international event, with competitions taking place in cities around the globe, culminating in screenings at the Cannes Film Festival and the annual Filmapalooza festival. Both the competition itself and founder Mark Ruppert have been accorded recognition at the TIVA Peer Awards — but here is a chance to get down into the weeds.

More than just a self-contained filmmaking contest, the 48 Hour Film Project serves as a creative outlet for video professionals and amateur alike, as well as providing a singular opportunity for both networking and future promotion. This year’s DC competition will be taking place very soon — May 4–6, 2018 — which is why we’ve opted to host this session now.

So how can members of the local community best capitalize on this opportunity? Local DC competition organizers James Lewis and Stephanie Cristancho join a selection of past team leaders for an evening of discussion on just that topic, moderated by TIVA president (and longtime 48 Hour Film Project participant) William R. Coughlan.

The event will take place at Interface Media Group, 1233 20th Street NW, on Thursday, April 5. Networking will begin at 6:30, with the panel discussion starting around 7:00.

For those unfamiliar with the concept, for the 48 Hour Film Project, filmmaking teams are challenged to make a movie — write, shoot, and edit — in just 48 hours. On Friday night, teams draw a genre from a hat. They are then given a character, prop and line to include in their films. On Sunday night, all films are turned in, and the films are then screened at a local theater in front of a live audience.

Don't miss this opportunity to find out more and see how you can capitalize on this occasion.

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