48 Hour Film Project screenings return to Music Box

Melody Angel in "Knockout"

Melody Angel in “Knockout”

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 weekend. Filmmakers of all ages, skill and experiences raced to complete their entries within the 48-hour deadline.

“We’re extremely excited to be screening again at the Music Box Theatre for our 15th Anniversary during their 90th Anniversary.” said Jerry Vasilatos, producer of the Chicago 48 Hour Film Project. “It’s so gratifying to our filmmakers to be able to share their work on the big screen with Chicago audiences.”

A filmmaker himself, Vasilatos also notes that last year’s “Best Film” winner made it to the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner, marking the second year in a row that a 48 Hour Film Project team has earned the honor.

“I’m hoping in 2019 we can witness a threepeat!” he adds.

ALSO READ: “Knockout” wins Chicago’s 48 Hour Film Project



Judging, prizes, etc.
Films that meet the 48-hour deadline are eligible for various awards determined by local filmmaking professionals. All completed films are eligible for audience awards.

The entry declared to be the overall “Best Film” of Chicago will win a $1,000 Cash Prize and be sent to the international 48HFP competition, Filmapalooza, to be screened and judged with over 100 city winners from around the globe.

A dozen films from Filmapalooza will be selected to screen at the Short Film Corner at the Cannes International Film Festival.

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