48 Hours Festival Berlin

  International 48Hrs Film Festival in Berlin

For the fifth time ,in the eleven years of history of the festival, the worldwide film festival will take place in Berlin ; This weekend around 300 filmmakers are making films in the 48 Hour Film Project in Berlin , Another 4 cities such as Paris or Glasgow are being part of the festival on this weekend  too .

This Project  was created by two filmmakers From Washington DC., Mark Ruppert and Liz Langston , back in 2001 and their 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 tight deadline of 48 hours puts the focus squarely on the filmmakers—emphasizing creativity and teamwork skills.

The Project will start Today on Friday at the Babylon Cinema in Berlin , where the Teams Leaders will get instructions on how to make their Videos plus they will also get a Dialogue, a Character, a Genre and a Prop that they’ll need to use in the shortfilm ; The team will have to come up  with an idea film it and doing the post production for sunday evening ; the completed short films will be screen on  Babylon cinema at 8pm  follow by the awarding ceremony , The winning film will go up against films from around the world and 10 of the best films of the 2012 Tour will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner in 2013 .

The Babylon cinema is one of the most symbolic cinemas in the city , its history dates from 1929 when in Germany more than 5 thousands cinema were open  ; it was an uncertain time for cinema since no one knew exactly what to expect from the industry , the silent films were all around but the most outgoing experts focus on films with sound . Many of the greatest films have being screen in this cinema , and it has seeing a vast history thru the years . Babylon cinema host an active and rather interesting Program  and most of its events cost around 7 euros .


Don’t miss this great opportunity to see freshly made unique  Shorties screen for the first time .

for more information on the festival visit : www.48hourfilm.com/en/berlin/

More on Babylon Program :  www.babylonberlin.de/Programm.