The 48 Hour Film Project gives established and budding filmmakers the opportunity to put together a 7 minute-long movie in just two days.

2010-07-30 13:01

The 48 Hour Film Project gives established and budding filmmakers

the opportunity to put together a 7 minute-long movie in just two days.

The project – the largest timed filmmaking competition in the world

– is touring 88 cities. The winner in each city will compete for top honours at

the Film- apalooza award ceremony in April next year.

Mukundi Lambani, the project’s producer for Johannesburg, and her

assistant, Itumeleng Losaba,­ entered the competition last year.

Their police drama, In Search of a Crime, won the award for best


Lambani says the aim of the competition is to advance filmmaking

and challenge the creativity and teamwork skills of the filmmakers.

“The tight deadline puts the focus squarely on the filmmaking

instead of talking,” she says.

Losaba says participants don’t have to be film students, but they

should source a film crew and actors plus a script, a video camera, a computer

and desktop video editing programme, boom pole and ­microphone, lighting and


“The best thing about being part of this competition is that you

can learn the skills to be a filmmaker and produce longer films.”

» All the movies entered in the competition will be screened at

Cinema Nouveau Rosebank in October.

Competition entries open on Tuesday. For further details visit:

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