Are you an amateur, semi-professional or professional film or video producer? If so, the Garden Route 48 Hour Film Race is just for you. The concept is simple. You will have 48 hours from the moment that you receive the mystery genre, prop, character and dialogue to conceptualise, script, shoot, edit, and deliver your finished film. There are prizes to the value of R40 000 to be won including Kloppers vouchers, Godox video lights, and a corporate video production master class. The competition is open to anyone over the age of 18 and production can be done on a cellphone.
According to the organiser Cara Botha: “The days when you needed expensive gear to make movies are gone forever. There are excellent examples of feature films that was shot on a cellphone on the internet today. It’s all about imagination and how you use your camera to bring your stories to life”.
The 48 Hour Film Race is hosted in association with the Garden Route International Film Festival which takes place from 21 September to 11 October 2020. The Film Race will be hosted within the confines of Covid-19 regulations. Participants will view the event live online through Facebook and Youtube live streaming. Teams consist of 1-3 members with a maximum of two actors allowed – although using actors is not compulsory. The completed film must be at least 3 minutes long but must not exceed 5 minutes.
The best entries will be screened at the Garden Route International Film Festival on 9 and 10 October. “We are also in final discussions with Ster-Kinekor to screen the 10 best films at the Garden Route Ster-Kinekor theatre on 11 October,” says the competition website.
Entry for the 48 Hour Film Race is free. Online registration closes on 23 September.
To enter or for more information go to www.filmrace.co.za