The 10th Annual 48 Hour Film Project brought together over 1,000 professional and aspiring filmmakers and film enthusiasts for a high-stress battle to see who could create the best 5-7 minute short film in 48 hours. This year's event is coming to a close with a Best of San Diego Screening scheduled for August 10th at Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15, followed by the Wrap Party at SummerSalt Rooftop Pool and Lounge at Hotel Palomar.
This year’s competition happened from July 12th – 14th when 72 teams randomly drew different film genres like dark comedy, suspense, musical and western. Regardless of the genre drawn, three elements were required to be included in every film:
• Character - Mac or Margaret McCarthy (Interpreter)
• Prop - Garden hose
• Line - "You know what I mean?"
Open to the general public, Premiere Screenings of each film from this year’s competition ran July 30th – August 1st where Audience Choice winners were selected in each screening.
Twelve films from the entire competition will also be selected to be screened at the Best of San Diego Screening and Awards Gala on August 10th, starting at 6pm. Energy at this open-to-the-public event is exceptionally high as attendees walk the red carpet and enjoy live musical performances by local musicians. Ultimately at the Hollywood-styled event the winning San Diego film will be announced as well as other awards such as Best Actor and Best Actress, etc. The winning film will go on to compete internationally for the coveted title of Best 48 Hour Film Project Film of 2013. A Wrap Party will follow immediately after the Best of San Diego screening at Hotel Palomar’s SummerSalt Rooftop Pool and Lounge.
Tickets are $18 (includes Best of Screening and admission to Wrap Party) and can be purchased online at sd48hfp.ticketbud.com/premierescreenings. Admission to the Wrap Party is $5 without admission to the screenings.