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48 Hour film fest confirms NAB finale

by Digital Studio Middle East Staff on Jan 24, 2010

Filmmakers pictured on-location during the 2008 instalment of the 48 Hour Film Project.
Filmmakers pictured on-location during the 2008 instalment of the 48 Hour Film Project.

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has confirmed the finale of the 2009 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) will be staged during the upcoming NAB Show, which will be staged in Las Vegas from April 10 to 15.

The three-day Filmapalooza event will honour the winning films submitted by 48HFP participants in 2009. The competition, established in 2001, promotes filmmaking and creativity by providing filmmakers with a character, prop and line of dialogue and giving them two days to write, shoot and edit their film.

"As the world's largest electronic media event, the NAB Show showcases all aspects of the content lifecycle, including some of the most compelling and innovative technology that is shaping the film industry of today," said Chris Brown, executive vice president of conventions and business operations at NAB.

"We are proud that our partnership with the 48 Hour Film Project has been such an excellent fit, and we look forward to hosting an event that has enriched the lives of so many aspiring filmmakers."

NAB Show organisers and the 48HFP launched the 2009 competition during last year's NAB Show. During the 2010 NAB Show, competition winners from over 70 cities worldwide will screen their films for hundreds of viewers and filmmakers.

An awards ceremony, set to be staged on April 12, will honour the winning team with a grand prize of US$3000, a Panasonic HPX170 camera and a trophy.



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