The 48 Hour Film Project or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Local Film

June 13, 2007 at 10:44 pm | Posted in Events, Lauren Reid, Movies, summer | 3 Comments

Last weekend St. Louis held its own in 48 Hour Film Project. In case you weren’t involved in the actual filmmaking scrambles, you can still reap the entertainment value from the Project.

Each of the 71 participating teams that submitted their films last Sunday night have had the opportunity to screen at the Tivoli theatre through this week. As of today, there are still two screening groups left – that’s 23 groups with 23 different local film screenings to be entertained with. (Screenings 5 & 6: 7:00 and 9:15, respectively). There’s also a 48HFP Blog where filmmakers and spectators can talk about their experiences with the program as well as submit screening reviews.

In case you’re not familiar with the event, filmmaking teams are given different aspects of the basic movie. The team’s task is to bring these together to create a final short film. As the name implies, the 48 hour time limit makes the task a bit more daunting.

St. Louis has been involved in the project since 2004. The Project happens annually. This year’s Best of Screening and Awards Ceremony will be at 7:00pm on June 21, so “watch” out for that one too.

You can still find tickets online
Tickets can also be bought beforehand at the Tivoli theatre itself, but be wary: the Saint Louis 48HFP’s website says that it anticipates tickets to sell out so grab those suckers early.

And don’t forget the other incentive to go: June 12-14 & 21 the Piano Room down the street at Blueberry Hill will give 48HFP ticket stub holders $1 of tap beer and $2 off pitchers.



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