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48 Hours Furious Film Making Competition

26th May 2009 - Well it’s been that time of year again when hundreds of teams, and thousands of people, participated in the 48Hour Furious Filmmaking competition held at 6 cities all over the country.

The competition first started back in 2003 with 45 teams in Auckland taking part in the competition. Now in its 7th year, it hits all main cities from Auckland down to Dunedin, and Gisborne thrown in for good measure. With around 700 teams now taking part, that adds up to a lot of ambitious and hard working film makers running around in a 48 hour period trying to create some magic of their own.

I’ve been lucky enough to produce two short films these last two years as part of the 48 hour competition. Not only did both films make the Auckland finals in 2007 and 2008 but they went on to win the national prize for best cinematography two years running as well. So could we make it 3 years in a row with our 2009 film? Well when the Auckland finalists were announced on Tuesday morning we were thrilled to again have made the Auckland final! Not only that, but with the Auckland final being of such a high calibre this year, 15 shorts were picked for the final instead of the usual 12!

So for anyone wanting a great night out to watch what is sure to be 15 great short films, and to hear some humble (maybe!) acceptance speeches for the awards given out, then get on down to Auckland’s mighty Civic this Thursday night, 28th May, at 7.30pm. Tickets are selling rapidly though so you had better be in quick!
It really is a great night out and I’m sure in the other 5 cities there will be just as much excitement swirling around their finals as well. For those of you who can’t make it, you will have to wait till the 20th June when the national final will be screening on C4. Also, as a special treat, 30 shorts will be screening on C4 in the build up to the big grand final. So make sure you either get out there, or sit at home and watch your TV, and enjoy the talented people of this country who crammed a whole lot of creative juices into a 48 hour marathon of film making.

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