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Seattle 48 Hour Film Horror Project

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October 23–25: Hundreds of Seattle Area Residents to Produce Horror Film in Just 48 Hours


Thirty teams consisting of nearly five hundred local filmmakers of all ages and experience levels will participate in this year’s 48 Hour Film Horror Project. The premiere screening of the creative mix of films will take place at the SIFF Cinema Uptown Theater on Monday, November 2nd, 2015 where the public is invited to experience the scary, strange and often hilarious results on the big screen with an enthusiastic audience.

Seattle, WA, October 02, 2015 --(PR.com)-- In 2001, the 48 Hour Film Project started as a private film challenge among friends and has since evolved into the world’s largest filmmaking competition with a mission to advance filmmaking, promote independent filmmakers, and help foster a sense of community.

As a seasonal offshoot, The 48 Hour Film Horror Project is similar to the flagship competition, except the fourteen “Genres” assigned randomly to the filmmaking teams are Horror-themed.

Happening in several cities simultaneously, filmmaking teams have just one sleep-deprived weekend to produce a short Horror film. All creativity—writing, shooting, editing and adding a musical soundtrack—must occur in a 48 hour window beginning Friday, October 23 at 7:00 pm: a cinematic cauldron which promises a unique brew of films.

City Producer, Krk Nordenstrom, touts the creative and collective spirit of the competition. “The 48 Hour Film Project provides a few very significant benefits to the participants. For some it's an entry into the field of filmmaking, a way of developing skills and making professional and creative contacts. For the more seasoned participants, it is a creative outlet or brief escape from a career full of corporate and commercial requirements that reign in their creative aspirations. It is a way to clear out the creative cobwebs and reaffirm their love of the craft. For everyone it is a venue to meet new people and participate in a vibrant community of filmmakers. Also, it's a guaranteed way to see a movie you sweated over in a real theater, on a big screen in front of a packed house.”

Thirty teams consisting of nearly five hundred local filmmakers of all ages and experience levels will participate. The premiere screening of the creative mix of films will take place at SIFF Cinema Uptown Theater on Monday, November 2, 2015, where the public is invited to experience the scary, strange and often hilarious results on the big screen.

The film awarded “Best in City” will go on to compete against the winners from other participating cities for the title of Best Horror Film of 2015.

The diverse collection of filmmakers will hit the streets during the weekend of October 23rd, and there are several ways you can cover this extraordinary competition.

Coverage Opportunities:

Arrange for an interview with City Producer, Krk Nordenstrom, competitors and/or past participants, who can describe the experience and challenges of creating a film in just 48 hours.

Follow a team during the competition to experience the creative process first-hand. We’ll put you in touch with a local team.

They can provide photos/videos for your coverage, or you can send a crew to capture the action.

Post-Event Coverage – Public Film Screenings:

Let your audience know where they can go view these films on the big screen. Many emerging filmmakers don’t have the opportunity to see their work shown in public, but we will screen all completed films at the SIFF Cinema Uptown Theater on November 2nd.

Facts about the 48 Hour Film Horror Project:

Mission/How the competition works:

At 7:00 pm on October 23, 2015, teams will gather at Seattle Film Institute where they will be given a genre, character, prop, and a line of dialogue they must work into their film. Then, the teams break off to create their movies in just 48 hours.

The completed films will be screened for the public and judged by a panel of experts with prizes will be awarded for the top three films. The “Best in City” award winning film from Seattle will be judged against the winners from other participating cities for the title of Best Horror Film of 2015, which will be screened at Filmapalooza 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Competition Starts (Teams meet to receive details of competition):

Date: Friday, October 23, 2015
Time: 5:30 -7:00 pm
Venue: Seattle Film Institute (3210 16th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119)

Competition Ends (Teams meet here to submit their completed film):

Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015
Time: By or before 7:30 pm, sharp
Venue: Seattle Film Institute (3210 16th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119)

Information for Public Screening of films:

Premiere Screenings:

Date: November 2, 2015
Time: Group A: 7:00 pm and Group B: 9:00 pm
Venue: SIFF Cinema Uptown Theater (511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109)
Price: $12

Ticket Information: Available two weeks before screening. www.siff.org/cinema

Links:

http://www.48hourfilm.com/seattle-wa/horror
http://www.48hourfilm.com/seattle-wa
http://www.48hourfilm.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/seattle48hfp/

Video and B-roll:

Embeddable video created by 150 filmmakers from 18 cities on 6 continents describing how the 48 Hour Film Project works: http://www.48hourfilm.com/what/

B-roll is available upon request featuring footage from past competitions, winning films, etc.

Pressroom:

http://www.48hourfilm.com/about/press.php

Press Photos:

http://www.48hourfilm.com/photos/

Please feel free to reach out for any additional information or to arrange for an interview.

Press Contact:

Krk Nordenstrom
Seattle Producer, 48 Hour Film Horror Project
Seattle48hfp@gmail.com
206-409-2466
Contact Information
Seattle 48 Hour Film Horror Project
Krk Nordenstrom
206-409-2466
Contact
www.48hourfilm.com/seattle-wa/horror/

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