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48-hour film challenge comes to Brussels

21:36 12/09/2018

Could you make a short film in just 48 hours? That's the challenge being set by a new competition launching in Brussels next month.

The 48 Hour Film Project, from 19-21 October, sees participants write, shoot and edit a film of four to seven minutes in length.

Registrations are open already, but there's a catch. To prevent anything being prepared in advance, contestants will be told at the start of the 48 hours to include a character, prop and line of dialogue in the film.

The genre of the film will be determined by drawing lots - so creativity, speed and perseverance will be required.

Open to the public, the screening of the films will take at Palace cinema complex on 6-7 November. The jury and the public will vote for the best film. Additionally, films that were not completed within the 48 hours will also be screened and will be eligible for an audience award.

The best film will represent Brussels at the grand finale, Filmapalooza 2019, where 150 cities from around the world will compete. The 10 best films worldwide will be screened at Cannes' Short Film Corner 2019.

Assemble your team and register now at

Written by Richard Harris