Columbia Gorge 48 Hour Film Project
-General Information and Common Questions-
3rd place in 2012 was partly filmed using a smartphone.
Why is CG48HrFP Special?
The Columbia Gorge 48 Hour Film Project is a unique short film competition in that films are scored on the merit of its content rather than the quality of the film. Meaning that you don't need a bunch of fancy camera and lighting equipment to do well in this competition.
The vision of this film project is based on
When we place restraints on our creative process we tax our mental abilities and in turn produce material nothing short of magic. We create this process for the teams in the competition by presenting a unique list of rules and guidelines for their films that naturally bring this about. Coupling this idea to a competition where films are judged and scored on content rather than quality, teams have the total freedom to let their mental power and creativity soar.
How many people can be on a team?
There is no minimum or maximum limit to the number of people who can be on your team.
How will the films be scored?
Part of the fun of this film project is that the teams don't know how it is going to be scored until the launch meeting right before the start of the competition.
This is mainly so everyone starts on an even playing field. Not knowing what you are going to be scored on makes certain that no teams can preplan.
I have other obligations during that weekend. Can I still do the film project?
The Film Project is an intense 48 hours. Most teams need every last second to pull off finishing their films. However, there were a few teams that had people that still had to work, or had other engagements that they needed to attend.
The beauty of teamwork in this competition is that no matter when during the 48 hours, if you or anyone else on your team needs to leave to do other stuff, there will always be something for the other people to do to help move the film along to its completion.
While it is strongly encouraged that all members of your team show up for the launch meeting, at least one of you must attend. It's so everyone is clear on the rules of the films and for teams to collect their team packet.
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