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The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen

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The 48 Hour Film Project is the world’s oldest timed filmmaking competition. Filmmakers have 48 hours to write, shoot, score, edit, and submit a short film. On Friday night, filmmakers receive their film genre, a character, prop, and line of dialogue. All of those elements must appear in the film which is due Sunday night. It’s a fast paced, high energy, super creative race to the finish line! What can YOU do with just 48 hours?


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    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen

    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen
    The 48 Hour Film Project is the world's oldest timed filmmaking competition. Filmmakers have 48 hours to write, shoot, score, edit, and submit a short film. On Friday night, filmmakers receive their film genre, a character, prop, and line of dialogue. All of those elements must appear in the film which is due Sunday night. It's a fast paced, high energy, super creative race to the finish line! What can YOU do with just 48 hours?

    In This Program: Airport Valets, The Best Things, Bittersweet Fortune, Captain of My Desire, Codex Hero Excel, Dirty Sock, Discontinuance, Dollars to Donuts, A Good Ol’ Chap, Just a Man, Reality Bytes, Superhero Form 3254-A

    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 12, 2017 8:00 pm


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    Airport Valets

    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen / USA / 2016 / 8 mins
    Three homeless airport valets pick the wrong house to shack up in and they must fight their way out.
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    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 12, 2017 8:00 pm


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    The Best Things

    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen / USA / 2016
    When a reclusive millionaire resurfaces, he realizes what the best things in life really are.
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    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 12, 2017 8:00 pm


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    Bittersweet Fortune

    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen / USA / 2016
    A daughter struggles with her issues dealing with her father and his new wife when he is suddenly ripped away from her life. In his absence she must rebuild her life and carry on.
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    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 12, 2017 8:00 pm


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    Captain of My Desire

    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen / USA / 2012
    A woman finds the man of her dreams on the bluff. A literary romance.
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    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 12, 2017 8:00 pm


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    Codex Hero Excel

    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen / USA / 2016
    A young hero and a scientist defend the earth from an invading alien force. American Tokusatsu for the whole family.
    Plays In:
    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 12, 2017 8:00 pm


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    Dirty Sock

    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen / USA
    A not so brilliant man fights the clock to get out of a crappy situation.
    Plays In:
    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 12, 2017 8:00 pm


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    Discontinuance

    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen / USA / 2016
    A father struggles to connect with his troubled daughter when he's suddenly ripped away from her. Will he be able to find his way back to her?
    Plays In:
    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 12, 2017 8:00 pm


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    Dollars to Donuts

    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen / USA / 2009
    The cautionary tale of Buddy and Mitch - Two All-American brothers growing up in the late 1970’s, who find themselves in over their heads when they attempt to commit a robbery to help finance their dreams.
    Plays In:
    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 12, 2017 8:00 pm


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    A Good Ol’ Chap

    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen / USA / 2014
    A private investigator helps a woman who is on a search to find her long-lost mother.
    Plays In:
    The 48 Hour Film Project: From Dream to Screen

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 12, 2017 8:00 pm