North Central College students write, shoot, edit original films in contest North Central College students write, shoot, edit original films in contest

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North Central College students write, shoot, edit original films in contest


Feb 21, 2013

Celluloid, North Central’s student film club, will host the 48-Hour Film Project on Feb. 22-24.

The 48-Hour Film Project is a chance for North Central College student filmmakers to create and showcase their films in a creative and competitive environment. Solo entrants or teams of students may participate and will be challenged to write, shoot and edit an original film within 48 hours, using a given prop, set piece and line of dialogue.

Participating students will receive those set items at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the third-floor conference room of the Res/Rec Center.

Films can be made using any equipment or cameras and will be judged on creative merit and interesting use of the given items. The grand prize is $300, with second- and third-place prizes of $200 and $100, and a $100 prize based on moral courage, a topic and yearlong focus by the College’s LEV program.

The competition will conclude at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, with an Academy Awards watch party as the entrants turn in their films. Held in the third-floor conference room of the Res/Rec Center, the watch party will feature free food and beverages for all entrants and $3 admission for everyone else.

Films will be judged by a panel of faculty and local filmmakers. Winners will be announced during week 9. The original films will be shown during spring term at the 48-Hour Film Festival.

To learn more visit facebook.com/ncccelluloid.