- One ticket to Best of 48 FILM Project
- When: Tuesday, September 2, at 7 p.m.
- Where: The Directors Guild of America
- Door time: 6:15 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $15 for general admission plus parking (up to $30 value)
- $20 for general admission plus parking and a lifetime membership to 48 FILM Project (up to $40 value)
- $25 for VIP admission, which includes parking, seating in the first four rows, and a lifetime membership to 48 FILM Project (up to $50 value)
- Memberships include perks such as admission to upcoming events
Best of 48 FILM Project
During this special event, guests attend an awards ceremony honoring the winners of 48 FILM Project’s annual competition, as determined by viewer and expert panel vote. Filmmakers from all over the world submit their short pieces, with only one creative rule in place: the films must have been written, shot, and edited in 48 hours.
- Unspoken: The grand prize winner of the short film competition, this film from the United Kingdom also won “Best Actress” and “Best Directing.”
- Trunk Space: This American-made dark comedy about a mother, a daughter, a new car, and a surprise passenger won the runner-up prize.
- An Uncomfortable Truth: The second runner-up short was filmed in Vietnam, and probably has nothing to do with Al Gore.
- Working Class Hero: The Italian short film won the People’s Choice Award, along with the awards for “Best Actor” and “Best Screenplay.”
- Also Showing: A “Best Of 48” screening of the top 10 all-time winners.
48 FILM Project
Most films take years to create. The films made with the 48 FILM Project take just two days. True to the organization’s name, the project challenges its participants to complete the writing, filming, and editing of their short pieces in 48 hours. The competition comes with some ingenious parameters: once filmmakers sign up and choose a genre, they’ll receive three elements, which include a line of dialogue, a character, and a prop. They then have the next two days to create their short, which will be submitted along with others from across the globe. A panel of experts, along with online viewers, decide on who takes home the ultimate prize: $48,000 to produce a feature-length film.