The Chicago 48 Hour Film Project begins this weekend

0 The 48 Hour Film Project takes place in Chicago this weekend and you can still be a part of it! Filmmakers are taking over Chicago and turning it into movie-making madness for 48 hours! Teams of filmmakers have a single weekend – this one – to write, shoot and edit their short films! All … Continue reading “The Chicago 48 Hour Film Project begins this weekend”

Kick A Rock’s ‘Aphrodite Inc.’ wins 48 Hour Film Project

3+ “The most family-friendly sex robot movie ever made” will now compete for a chance to screen at Cannes The 48 Hour Film Project often breeds a highly sophisticated level of absurdity. The rules of the competition require participating teams to shoot, edit, and finish films in two days, but that’s just the beginning. In … Continue reading “Kick A Rock’s ‘Aphrodite Inc.’ wins 48 Hour Film Project”

Cinespace at the Chicago 48 Hour Film Project Awards

5+ World-class studio’s Manager of Ops, Dino Mirkopoulos, to attend 2019 Awards Screening at Music Box Theatre on September 25th The Chicago 48 Hour Film Project Premiere Screenings return to the Music Box Theatre September 22nd through the 23rd with the Red Carpet Best of Chicago Awards taking place on September 25th. The screenings spotlight … Continue reading “Cinespace at the Chicago 48 Hour Film Project Awards”

48 Hour Film Project screenings return to Music Box

4+ Winning entries will compete for a chance to screen at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner The Chicago 48 Hour Film Project premiere screenings will return to the Music Box Theatre September 22nd through September 25th. The screenings spotlight 45 short films completed in only 48 hours during this past August 23rd competition … Continue reading “48 Hour Film Project screenings return to Music Box”

“Knockout” wins Chicago’s 48 Hour Film Project

5+ Like all the submissions, the dialogue, editing, and direction reflect a film that was revised, rehearsed, and shot over and over again Alley Cake Films’ short film, Knockout, was named Best Picture of the 14th annual 48 Hour Film Project Chicago during an awards ceremony at the Music Box Theater last night. The story … Continue reading ““Knockout” wins Chicago’s 48 Hour Film Project”

Chicago filmmakers prepare for 48 Hour Film Project

5+ Winners of the international contest will receive $1,000 and a chance to have their work screened at Cannes   Dr. Phranque Wright is sitting across a table at a dark dive bar looking to hookup — with actors, producers, and writers trickling into the Lincoln Tap Room on a Sunday night. Like most of … Continue reading “Chicago filmmakers prepare for 48 Hour Film Project”

Chicago’s 12th 48 Hour Film Project kicks off July 31

The 48 Hour Film Project is back in Chicago for the 12th year of weekend filmmaking and director / editor Jerry Vasilatos of Nitestar Productions is helming it for the second year.

The winning short will compete for special prizes with 48HFP films from 130 cities around the world where more than 60,000 people will participate in the filmmaking weekend.

A meet-and-greet on Sunday, July 31 will launch Chicago’s 48HFP at the Music Box Lounge, which adjoins the Music Box Theatre, where all completed local films will be showcased.

Apley team wins 48 Hour Film Project awards

“It was crazy,” says Resolution Digital Studio executive producer Mitch Apley, referring to both sweeping 48 Hour Film Production Awards Tuesday night and the non-stop production of the multi-winning film within the exactly 48 allotted hours.

His Aisle 12’s 25-person team won 10 awards out of 14 categories for their 7-minute short, “Everything Tastes Better,” created within the fantasy genre.

“We received a trophy for best film, directing and acting, and plaques and certificates for the rest ?

48 Hour Film Project’s original speed film contest challenges local filmmakers to compete July 8-10

The original speed filmmaking contest, the 48 Hour Film Project in July offers Chicago filmmakers the chance to compete for slots in two national competitions: the 48 Hour Film Project finals, and the new HD Filmmaking Showdown.

“We’re excited to be coming to Chicago for the first time?it’s something we’ve been eager to do,” 48HFP co-founder Mark Ruppert said.

“We look forward to seeing how Chicago filmmakers stack up against filmmakers from other cities.”

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Reeling: Chicago LGBTQ+ Int’l Film Fest award winners

0 Reeling announces the winners of the 38th annual Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. The festival was held virtually this year from September 24 to October 7 and the event included 39 programs with films from 21 countries. The festival featured 31 Q&As with filmmakers which have been recorded and can be viewed here. We … Continue reading “Reeling: Chicago LGBTQ+ Int’l Film Fest award winners”

2019 Chicago Film Festival Symposium

2+ Event will unite nearly 40 festivals to “better understand our collective work as an industry” The first-ever Chicago Film Festival Symposium will bring together Chicago-area film festival stakeholders for an industry-wide discussion addressing shared challenges and opportunities. Continental breakfast, lunch, and cocktail reception are included with the $20 registration fee. Learn more and register … Continue reading “2019 Chicago Film Festival Symposium”

Chicago-made ‘Knockout’ is going to Cannes

3+ Alley Cake’s story about a female boxer becomes second 48 Hour Film Project winner to screen in the Côte d’Azur Chicago-made Knockout, a seven-minute short completed during last year’s 48 Hour Film Project, will screen at the 2019 Cannes Short Film Corner. Created by Alley Cake Films, it becomes the second consecutive 48HFP to … Continue reading “Chicago-made ‘Knockout’ is going to Cannes”

My own personal 48-hour filmmaking experience

4+ Reel Chicago’s Julia Sarata offers a play-by-play recollection of her participation in this year’s 48 Hour Film Project     After covering the 48-Hour Mixer in June — an event where filmmakers gather and, ideally, join forces to compete in a two-day filmmaking competition — I signed up as a scriptwriter for the team … Continue reading “My own personal 48-hour filmmaking experience”

Chicago’s Eliaz Rodriguez to screen at Cannes, again

5+ Chicago filmmaker Eliaz Rodriguez will light up the Cannes Film Festival for the second year in a row when his 2018 short, “Silica” premieres at the Court Métrage   In 2017, Eliaz Rodriguez’ award-winning and hilarious Think Twice took him to Cannes and 50 other festivals. This year, his sci-fi/comedy about the toll of … Continue reading “Chicago’s Eliaz Rodriguez to screen at Cannes, again”

Chicago-made “Hammersmith” going to Cannes

10+ The eight-minute short, HAMMERSMITH: Hurdle Of Dreams, will be the first submission from Chicago’s 48 Hour Film Project to screen at the Short Film Corner program of the Cannes Film Festival. Opening with an impeccably crafted foot-chase over a tribal percussion track, Hurdle Of Dreams was shot and finished within two days by Chicago-based … Continue reading “Chicago-made “Hammersmith” going to Cannes”

“Raising Adults” to premiere at Chop Shop June 7

Brittany Wagner and Kait Staley — who co-created, co-wrote and co-star in the new dark comedy webseries, Raising Adults — are not afraid to shoot scenes that feature at least one of them using the bathroom. And they’re the mature members of the cast.

“The series follows two young girls raising their crazy, disabled parents,” explains Britt. “It’s all about their struggle to get by, reluctantly taking care of the ones they love.”

Best 48HFP teams win 27 Judges and Audience Awards

The 12th annual Chicago 48 Hour Film Project wound up with a presentation to 27 winning teams, out of 53 entrants, whose short weekend-made films were deemed best by judges and audiences, at Music Box Theatre last Thursday night.

“It was an amazing show and the talent, enthusiasm and excitement that our Chicago filmmakers brought to the competition was truly inspiring,” comments Jerry Vasilatos of Nitestar Productions, who produced the event for the second consecutive year.

48 Hour “Best of Chicago” awards screening Thursday

Judges and audiences of the 12th Chicago 48 Hour Film Project have weighed in with their decisions on the 21 films that will receive “Best of Chicago” awards at the Music Box screening Thursday, Sept. 15.

The Audience Award film is among them – “and it will be announced at the screening,” says Jerry Vasilatos, the 48 Hour city producer of the event for the second consecutive year.

All 48 Hour films to screen Sunday at the Music Box

The work of area-wide filmmakers, who raced the clock to produce a short film for the 12th 48 Hour Film Project over the Aug. 27 weekend, will screen Sunday and Monday, Sept. 11-12, with awards presented Sept. 15, at the Music Box Theatre.

“This is a great opportunity for audiences to discover emerging filmmakers and to see the work of steadily-producing local indie filmmakers,” said director / editor Jerry Vasilatos, who has helmed the Chicago 48 Hour competition for the past two years.