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You have a camera, a computer, and 48 hours - you're out of excuses!

The 48 Hour Film Project is coming again to Hampton Roads for 2010 on June 4-6 and registration is open at! Entry in the project is first come first served and space is limited.

The 48 Hour Film Project, the first and biggest timed film competition in the world, brings filmmaking teams together to make a movie from scratch - write, shoot, edit and score a short film - all in just 48 hours. This year the 48HFP will visit 85 cities on all 6 inhabited continents (sadly not counting Antarctic scientists).

Last year's competition for Hampton Roads had a turnout of 26 teams and many fantastic films. Hampton Roads' Best of City winning film "The Sea of Trees" was selected at NAB last month as one of the 2009 top five films worldwide and will be screened at Cannes this month!

The "City Winner" film from each participating city competes against films from around the world at each year's "Filmapalooza" - 48 HFP's international screening and awards event. The international Filmapalooza winners will be screened at Cannes in 2011 and win prizes like professional video equipment, software, and cash awards.

Each completed film from the Hampton Roads competition this year is guaranteed a red carpet screening in front of a full audience at the Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk, Virginia or June 9th or 10th, and city awards winners in all categories as decided by a judging panel of film professionals will be announced after the "Best of" screening on June 12th.

Entry instructions can be found at:

The 48 Hour Film Project's mission is to advance filmmaking and promote filmmakers. Through its festival/competition, the Project encourages filmmakers and would-be filmmakers to get out there and make movies. The deadline of 48 hours puts focus squarely on the filmmakers' creativity and teamwork skills. The unusual time restriction also helps emphasize "doing" over "talking."

For more information please contact Keith Flippen or Jeffrey Scot at the numbers above or email

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