Early registration is now open for the Little Rock leg of the 48 Hour Film Project, the worldwide competition in which teams write, shoot, edit and score a seven minute film in just 48 hours. Just to keep things honest, all films must include a prop, character and line of dialogue provided by the contest and must fit into a genre drawn from a hat.
This year, the 48HFP runs from August 17 - 19. Now through July 23, teams can register for the special early bird rate of $140. After that, regular registration is $160. Teams that register after August 7 will pay $175.
Seen above is "Calamari Sunset, Part IV," last year's Little Rock winner for Best Film. Keep an eye out for the required elements of a bird (real, stuffed or sculpture), the line "some people say it's unlucky," and the character J. Butler Bedford, Detective.