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Can You Make a Movie in 48 Hours? Of Course You Can!


The only way you're going to become a world class filmmaker is to make films! So stop procrastinating and load up your camera. Too difficult you say? Too expensive? Too everything!? No problem, motivation is on its way -- enter The Toronto Film Challenge 48-hour moviemaking competition. Yeah, I know, making a short film in two days (which includes writing, wardrobe, props, shooting, editing, and effects) is hardcore, a dare reserved for the loons and crazies, but sometimes -- just some times -- you need that little creative booster shot to get things going. So start assembling your crew now, because here's how it works:

You have until July 11 (or until the 60 team max is reached) to register your team at http://www.torontofilmchallenge.com. The challenge begins July 13-15. Each competing team will receive a 'challenge pack' containing a conflict, location, prop, character trait and a line or word that will need to be worked into your film. Once submitted, all films will be narrowed down to the top 20. These films will screen at the Bloor Cinema on Sunday July 22nd at 4pm, and the top 10 will be eligible to win over $20,000 in prizes at the closing gala.

blogTO is proud to be an official sponsor of The Toronto Film Challenge this year. And yours truly will be tagging along with one of the teams during the marathon, taking advantage of their craft services, um, but mostly blogging their progress -- or slow descend into madness -- all the way to the big premiere. So stay tuned!

(Photo: The Toronto Film Challenge)


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