The 48 Hour Film Project
is an annual competition that takes place in more than 100 cities around the world. Teams have 48 hours to write, shoot and edit a seven-minute film based on a randomly drawn genre, character, prop and line of dialogue. New Orleans' competition is July 18-20. The winning film advances to compete against other cities' winners. A final winner is selected at Filmapalooza. (Filmapalooza for 2013 competitors was held at the Joy Theater in March
. A team from Amsterdam won for its film, Geen Klote!
The 2013 New Orleans audience award winner is above.
Team registration is open for the 2014 competition, and there are opportunities for interested individuals to join a team. Local organizers hold regular mixers and there's further information on the group's Facebook page
There are two upcoming audition sessions for interested actors. The first is 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 14, at Shadowbox Theatre
The second is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at La Nuit Comedy Theater