Schedule For 48 Hour Film Project Premiere

The 48 Hour Film Project premiere is right around the corner, and the details so far promise a wide range of work produced by local filmmakers of all ages and experience. This is the sixth year the competition has come to Pittsburgh, and the 35 teams that participated this time took on the challenge of writing, shooting and editing their original short films within the span of two days. This weekend, they finally debut their finished products between July 28th and July 29th at the Hollywood Theater.

According to an article by Pop City Media, the event promises to showcase a variety of films, including one starring WQED documentary filmmaker and all-around local treasure, Rick Sebak (pictured above), and another featuring Pittsburgh actor David Fielding (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers). To get an idea of what to expect, one team known as Countdown Productions created a short trailer for their entry, This Is How We Do Romance. See below:

Screenings will commence at either 1 p.m. or 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The selections will then be awarded prizes based on the decisions of the panel of celebrity judges. This year’s panel includes artist, activist, entrepreneur, and Pittsburgh native Lamman Rucker (Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns), WQED senior producer Minette Seate, and On Beat Productions owner Nicholas Danko. See the complete film schedule below:

Group A

Saturday 7/28/2012 @ 1pm

Includes films by teams:

Industrial Gardens
Vulpicide FIlms
Confluence Productions
Revulse Film Company
Bigger Boat
Perfectly Flawed Films
Team Peanut Butter
Human Habits
Red Cat Purple Cat
DuBois Business College
Mike & Andy

Group B

Saturday 7/28/2012 @ 4pm

Includes films by teams:

Dynamite Carrot
Dangerwood Pictures
Everything But the Name Production
Gold Bug Productions
The Mulligan Project
Carnegie Screenwriters
Countdown Productions

Group C

Sunday 7/29/2012 @ 1pm

Includes films by teams:

Shadow Frame
Dark Pixel Media
Dwarf Planets
Traindance Pictures
Feminist Book Club
Suspek Productions
Tiny Library Productions
Orchard Place Productions
BC Productions

Admission to each group is $8, $6 for students with a valid school ID. Admission for all three groups is $20. The ticket price also includes the Wrap Party, which takes place on July 29th at 4 p.m. at the Hollywood Theater (please bring your ticket stub with you). Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.


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