The unique Canadian ‘speed filmmaking contest’ unveiled
The Windsor International Film Festival in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, an annual ten-day screening of films from around the world, has announced a unique competition that calls for speed above all.
Named for a local festival founder, the Mark Boscariol 48-Hour Flick Fest calls for filmmaking teams to write, produce, film, and complete a short film, all within a 48 hour period – between 4-6 October.
The film’s subject or theme will be provided to each filmmaking team at the beginning of the process. Every aspect of the film must be newly created during that period; no stock footage or other pre-existing material may be used, with the exception of music for the soundtrack.
The contest is open to residents of Canada or the US at all levels of skill or experience. The winning film, and a selection of submissions, will be screened at this year’s film festival.