Film News: 2016 Chicago 48 Hour Film Project Kicks Off Aug. 26

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CHICAGO – The annual Chicago 48 Hour Film Project, 2016 edition, begins on Friday, August 26th. Filmmakers from all over the Chicagoland area will compete in an attempt to make the best short film in 48 hours. Starting at 7:30pm, the movie making teams will be assigned a genre, character, prop and line of dialogue, that they will use to base their film on. By Sunday, August 28th, they must deliver a finished 4-7 minute film. For complete details, click here.

The Competition Kicks Off on Friday, August 26th
Photo credit: 48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour BEST FILM in Chicago will received trophy recognition and prizes, plus will compete in the national contest at Filmapalooza 2017, the official 48 Hour Film Project Awards Weekend. Sitting on the judge’s panel will be Adam Fendelman of, and the Chicago Producer of 48HPF is Jerry Vasilatos. The 2016 Chicago 48HPF awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 15th, at the historic Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Avenue.

CLICK HERE for last year’s Award Coverage of the 2015 Chicago 48 Hour Film Project by

The 2016 48 Hour Film Project also takes place in other cities throughout the year. For a complete list, click here. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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