Tuesday, September 26, 2006

What's It All About

The San Antonio 48 Hour Film Experience

The SA48HR Film Experience is a local, filmmaking challenge event in the tradition of other 48 Hour Film Events, which are two-day intensive filmmaking experiences.

Teams preregister to participate, and can consist of as many team members as desired. Each team is given specific criteria to incorporate into a film, and then have 48 hours to write, produce, edit, score and master the final film. Films are limited to 8 minutes in running time, and may be shot on any format, but must be delivered on mini-DV.

The rules of this challenge are similar to most other film challenges, and are outlined below.

The SA48HR Experience is a little different that other challenges, in that each year, all films must incorporate a "THEME" into the film. For instance, the theme may be "FAMILY FILMS" or "BEST OF FRIENDS", and must include some aspects of that theme in the project.

- Each team must preregister, and pay the $35.00 registration fee (payable to SALSA.NET)
- Each team must send at least one representative to the initial Friday 7:00 PM event to receive instructions and film criteria.

- Each team will draw for the following criteria:

- Each team will then leave to begin writing, producing and editing their film
- After production, all teams must deliver a completed film to the Challenge HQ, by 8:00 PM the Sunday of the event. No films will be accepted after the deadline.
- Films will be judged by a 5-member panel, consisting of local industry veterans, critics, or media educators.
- Awards will be presented at a screening following the weekend event.

All films submitted will also be available online at www.SA48HR.com the week following the event.

* The SA48HR Film Experience is unique in that most other film challenges do not assign specific locations for each film. This year, locations will be assigned from a general list, such as "deserted highway", "historic neighborhood", "public art", or other location styles that will show off what great locations we have right here in San Antonio.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Fall 2006 - The Enchanted Springs Experience

Are you ready for the next SA 48 HR Experience? We're at it again, this time with a great new location - Enchanted Springs Ranch.

This year's event will run the weekend of October 13-15th. We'll meet at 7:00 PM to draw a genre, character, line of dialogue, and most importantly, a specific location at the Enchanted Springs Old West town, where you will need to shoot at least one scene for the film.

All films will be due at 8:00 PM on Sunday, October 15th.

Download the entry form here - Again, the competition is limited to ten (10) teams, so get your entry in today!

Thanks to our Founding Sponsor SalsaNet, and new sponsor CityNap.