NAB Show to Host National Film Competition

12/17/2008 2:40:58 PM
NAB Show organizers and the 48 Hour Film Project said the 2009 48HFP tour will begin at the NAB Show, April 18-23 in Las Vegas.

The 48HFP competition, established in 2001, promotes filmmaking, creativity and teamwork by providing participants with a compelling topic and prop and giving them two days to write, shoot and edit their film.

More than 35,000 filmmakers from 75 cities will participate in the 2009 48HFP competition.

The tour will officially begin with the Las Vegas city competition, which kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 17. Filmmakers will complete their films by 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 19.

Entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges including leading filmmakers, movie critics and producers, and the winners will be screened at a local Las Vegas theater.

A special screening of the 2008 competition winners will take place in the NAB Show Content Theater.

Beginning in 2010 the NAB/48HFP partnership will bring Filmapalooza, an awards event honoring the competition's top film submissions, to the NAB Show.

"The NAB Show provides production and post professionals with an in-depth look at the content lifecycle, examining how the latest developments in technology contribute to the creation and delivery of next generation video and film content," said Chris Brown, executive vice president of conventions and business operations at NAB. "There is no better place to begin the 48 Hour Film Project than the NAB Show.”

"The NAB Show and Content Theater provide a tremendous opportunity for our artists to showcase their work before the industry's most influential content creators, digital innovators and entertainment technology leaders," said 48HFP Co-producer Liz Langston.