Calling all Peace Region filmmakers and anyone else who’d like to register a team for an adrenaline-filled weekend of filmmaking in the Peace Region! PRIMAA and the fest have joined forces to put on what we’ve affectionately called the Frantic 48, a 48-hour film challenge the weekend of May 2-4, 2014 (early bird registration deadline Apr 1; final deadline Apr 30). A selection of completed films (as many as possible) will screen during the fest on Sat, May 10 and a $500 cash prize will be presented to the winner of the Best Film Award and Frantic 48 Audience Choice Award. This opportunity for the regionâ€™s filmmakers is made possible with the support of Community Futures which will be presenting the awards.
Frantic 48 is the brainchild of PRIMAA’s Vice-President of the Board Monty Simo who was interviewed by Elizabeth McSheffrey of the Daily Herald Tribune – see 48-hour filmmaking challenge set for May to read the great article she wrote which appeared in the Feb 28 issue.
If you think the Frantic 48 sounds fun (in a crazy sort of way) and you’d love to participate but don’t have enough willingly insomniac friends to put together your own team, email Monty at firstname.lastname@example.org and he’ll do his best to find a team for you to join. And remember, you don’t have to be in Grande Prairie to participate, or even live in the Peace Region – only the 48 hours of the Frantic 48 has to be spent in the Peace Region as you make a short film of 2-7 minutes using an assigned prop and line of dialogue (the same for all teams) and an assigned genre (unique to each team). Good luck!