by David Koon
All you would-be Fellinis, Kubricks and Spielbergs got your ears on? Time is drawing nigh for the Little Rock leg of the 48 Hour Film Project, the contest in which local teams conceive, write, shoot and edit a short film in just 48 hours. The contest will be held the weekend of Aug. 16-18. Early registration is open now through July 22. The entry fee during early registration is $140 per team.
In the competition, teams pick a genre from a hat, and then are given a prop, a character and a line of dialogue that must be used in their completed film. You'd be surprised at what you can do in just 48 hours, as seen in the "holiday film" genre flick "Fire Engine Red" (seen above), a crowd fave from last year. The winner in Little Rock goes on to compete against winners from all over the world.
You and a bunch of pals ready to get your deep focus on? Register here.