Wednesday, December 17, 2008

2008 Winners

Congratulations to the teams in the 2008 SA48HR Film Experience. Our winners are:

1st Place - Team Film Classics, for the film "Big Scary German"
2nd Place - Team My Word, for the film "High School Football"
3rd Place - Team Grande Cinema, for the film "Rokie vs. Sas"

Audience Award - "Big Scary German"

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Full House Screening

The 2008 San Antonio 48 Hour Film Experience screening at the Santikos Bijou Theatre.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Due to technical difficulties beyond our control, the Audience Award will be voted on at this screening only - bring your friends, bring your family, bring the neighbors down the street!

The San Antonio 48 Hour Film Experience free screenings are tonight at the Santikos Bijou Theatre! Forget happy hour, come see San Antonio filmmakers who just made complete films in only 48 hours. Will you see the filmmakers of tomorrow? You be the judge.

Audience voting will take place at the screening tonight, so tell everyone you know.

Meet Jimmy Jo Johnson, the longest-playing football player on his high school team, the Crabs. How about Vladimir, the mysterious exchange student, or Cha Cha, the nightclub performer who gets mixed up in all the wrong things?

And did I mention a sasquatch?

You don't want to miss the 2008 San Antonio 48 Hour Film Experience tonight in widescreen, digital sound, courtesy of the Santikos Bijou Theatre.

Come have dinner and a movie and support local filmmakers. Admittance to the screening is free.

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.


Tuesday, Dec. 9th
7:00 PM - Screening
Santikos Bijou Theater
4522 Fredericksburg Road 78201

Monday, December 08, 2008

See you at the screening!

Tuesday, Dec. 9th
7:00 PM - Screening
Santikos Bijou Theater
4522 Fredericksburg Road 78201

Fourth Team in: 3 Night Stand

3 Night Stand submitted their entry, " ".

Third Team In: Grande Cinema

Grande Cinema turned in their film "Rokie vs the Sass".

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Second film in: Team My Word

Team My Word delivered their film "High School Football Spotlight: Jimmy Joe Johnson" at 7:46 PM.

First Team in: Film Classics

The first team in at 5:43 PM is Film Classics, with their entry "The Big Scary German".

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

2008 Event Schedule

Friday, Dec. 5th
7:00 PM - Team Check-In
Central Library (downtown)
600 Soledad 78205

Sunday, Dec. 7th
6:00 - 8:00 PM - Drop Off Films
El Tropicano Hotel
110 Lexington 78205

REMEMBER, all films must be delivered on miniDV tape!

Tuesday, Dec. 9th
7:00 PM - Screening
Santikos Bijou Theater
4522 Fredericksburg Road 78201

Tuesday, Dec. 16th
6:00 - 8:00 PM - Awards and Film San Antonio Holiday Reception
The Depot at Sunset Station
1174 E. Commerce 78205

Film Drop Off Location - El Tropicano Hotel

Sunday, Dec. 7th
6:00 - 8:00 PM - Drop Off Films
El Tropicano Hotel
110 Lexington 78205MAP

Scholarships Available

Thanks to Dean McCall at his new venture, IDEAGIN, five (5) teams will be eligible to receive "scholarships" to cover the $35 entry fee. "Filmmakers in San Antonio represent some of our very best in creative professionals," notes McCall, "and we want to support them in their endeavors." Way to go Dean!

Team scholarships will be distributed by a random drawing at the Friday night kick-off event.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

2008 Genres, Characters and Dialogue

2008 Genres, Characters and Dialogue
The 2008 San Antonio 48 Hour Experience is upon us. Here are the genres that teams will draw from Friday night (Dec. 5th). And remember, every film must fit into the Family Film Theme:

Film Noir
Holiday Story
Soap Opera

Here are the characters:

Vincent - the wayward traveler
Tiffanandra - the waitress who wants to be singer
Harold - the suitcase salesman
Pepe - a culinary arts student
Echinacea - an earthy automotive technician
Captain Preposterous - a washed up superhero
Tut - a novelist with no novel
Hefty - a wrestler who keeps losing weight
Bebe - a mysterious rancher
Miguel - a pothole repairman
Candi (with an "i") - a gossip girl
Carmen - a world-class javelin thrower
Pascal - the actor with his first Sundance film
Perrier - a French student
Jimmy Jo Johnson - football player

Here are the lines of dialogue:

"Please tell me you're kidding."
"Now that's something I can live with."
"There's something I have to tell you."
"Be careful with that."
"Do you always leak like that?"
"I don't always say that."
"This is crazy - they'll never believe us."
"Here we go again."
"If it were up to me, I'd say it like it is."
"Don't make me laugh."
"This should be washed before you do anything more"
"He's not going to eat that, is he?"
"All employees must wash hands before returning to work."
"In today's world, a girl has to be tough AND smart."
"You suck."

Don't forget to register! Enter today by submitting your TEAM ROSTER.

2008 Locations

We are reprising our list of Locations for this year (with only a few modifications).

Teams will draw from the following list of "Generic" locations, and must include this generic location at least once in the film. We also understand the time constraints of this contest - for instance, if teams can't get permission to access a location on the weekend, how about a drive-by shot? Or perhaps the characters can do a walk'n'talk on the sidewalk in front of a particular location. Be creative! And remember, permits generally are not required for filming, unless filming in a City Park - this includes the River Walk and Alamo Plaza. Teams can review the filming policy at Parks on the film commission website. You can also find a "blanket" parks permit to download here. Remember, permits for park filming do not allow the bearer to block or otherwise obstruct the public's access to a park.

General Locations for 2008

Urban/Big City
Middle of Nowhere
Middle America
Small Town USA
Hill Country
Wrong Side of the Tracks

Friday Night - See you at Central Library (downtown)

Are you ready? This Friday it all begins. Meet up at the Central Library downtown at 6:30 PM. We'll draw elements (genre, character, line of dialogue, location) for all the teams starting promptly at 7:00 PM, so don't be late!

Be sure to use the far east door, as the main doors will be closed. Here's a map to the Central Library downtown.

Stay tuned for parking information.