Fredericton’s 48 Hour Film Competition challenges local filmmakers to write, shoot, and edit a short film in just 48 hours. In 2018, the competition enters its eleventh year of encouraging local filmmakers and film fans to “imagine it, then get it done.”
The English Department at UNB and the New Brunswick Film Co-op invite all participants from across New Brunswick to compete.
The competition begins on a Friday at 5:00pm when the teams pick up their inspiration package of items that must be included in the film. They then have only 48 hours to deliver a finished short film. It is an intense exercise that pushes the filmmakers to their limits with often amazing results. The resulting short films (under 7-minute) have been from a wide variety of genres, including dark comedies, comedies, thrillers, and even a few musicals. In its first decade , the 48 Hour Film Competition spurred the creation of over 163 new short films, fostered collaborations, and provided a chance for new filmmakers to test themselves and find an audience. Several of the films have even gone on to be featured in North American film festivals.
This year brings more fun, more competition, and more ways to make films fast. Come join in.