Screening of Best Egypt Films at Darb 1718
Egypt- Cairo | Sep 26 2012 | (23:19:05 - EDT)
Cairo 48 Hour Film Project will hold a screening today (Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012) in Darb 1718 of the best films that took part in the project in its first year in Egypt.
Twenty-eight teams took part in the project, racing against time to finish a film with all of its stages including writing, shooting and post-production, and hand in their film within 48 hours. 12 teams managed to submit their films on time, while 13 teams submitted their films after 48 hours.
The screening will be followed by the announcement of the winning film of the project, the winning film will get $2,000 worth of licensed stock footage from the local sponsor meastock.com, and a chance to go to Filmapalooza in Hollywood, competing with films from 120 cities from around the world.
In addition to the winning film, a number of awards will be announced including Best Director, Best Writing, Best Editing, Best Cinematography and Best Acting. Three prizes relating to the concept of the 48 Hour Film Project will be awarded including the Best Use of prop, character and line of dialogue.
The jury of the first Cairo 48 Hour Film Project was comprised of a number of filmmakers from Cairo including director Ibrahim Batout, whose latest film Winter of Discontent took part in Venice International Film Festival, director Ayten Amin, who is currently working on her first feature-length film, and editor and producer Mohamed Samir who is producing Mohamed Khan's new film Factory Girl. The winners will be announced by producer Mohamed Rida, project manager of 48 Hour Film Project in Cairo, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Beirut.
The project kicked off at Darb 1718 on Sept. 13, with the teams dropping off their finished films at the same place 48 hours later. A screening of all submitted films, both on time and late, was held in MUST Opera House on Sept. 20. Twenty-five films were screened with 200 people in attendance to watch the outcome of the first 48 Hour Film Project.
Cairo 48 Hour Film Project was launched this year for the first time, opening the doors to filmmakers in Cairo to take part in the competition. The project is run in 120 countries across 6 continents. It puts filmmakers in a race against time to make a film starting with the scriptwriting to the shooting and the post-production.
Filmmakers get to randomly choose a genre, they are also given a prop, a line of dialogue and character that needs to be included in the film. The project is open to anyone interested in filmmaking,with no restrictions on the participants' experience.
Source: MAD Solutions
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