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48-Hour Film Project In Tampa Bay, July 20-22

The Tampa/St. Petersburg 48-Hour Film Project will be held July 20th to 22nd. The event is for filmmakers who wish to create a four- to seven-minute film in just 48 hours.

“The 48-Hour Film Project is a global competition active in over 90 different cities,” says Kyle Gilliland, event organizer, for the 48-hour Film Project. “Local filmmakers form teams that write, shoot and edit a short film over the course of 48 hours. Anyone is able to participate, but they must register online and form or join a team. Once the films are completed, they'll be judged by a panel of local celebrities and filmmakers and screened at a later date.”
 
Gilliland says registration is still open for filmmakers interested in participating. Teams will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
 
“While the [Tampa] Bay Area is known for the arts, the 48-Hour Film Project is extremely important to the local film community,” Gilliland says. “It allows different filmmakers and interested parties to meet, share connections and collaborate on projects well after the end of the project. These films often go on to screen at local festivals, like the Gasparilla International Film Festival. The local winning team can also gain exposure, as their film goes on to compete nationwide, and eventually could go as far as the Festival de Cannes.”

Those who wish to view the films without participating in the event can do so at the end of the competition.

“The films will be screened at Muvico Ybor on July 24th and 25th at 7 p.m.,” Gilliland says. “A detailed schedule of the screening will be posted online a few days prior, and tickets are $12.”
 
Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Kyle Gilliland, Tampa/St. Petersburg 48-Hour Film Project
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