You really already know the answer…

You do in fact, know the answer to this age old question, but it’s not really the answer you’re after — it’s the sound of a tree falling in the forest on a guy clapping with one hand…

Who signs for the check?

We just can’t turn this off, even though we knew the ending!

Friends, Filmmakers, Awardwinners

For years now, the 48 Hour Film Project in both San Francisco and San Jose has been graced by the work of these talented young filmmakers. The same could be said for just about every other competition or exhibition in the area that held still long enough.

This week, you’ll get to see their award-winning film with an audience in San Francisco. Take a peek at this past amusement from them, and we’ll give you the time and date at the end of the show.

This film brought them an Audience Choice award.

Their 48 Go Green entry was screened at NAB 2011 in Las Vegas. You can see it with an audience of other artists, performers, and filmmakers by attending:

RAW:incite! – A 48HFP collaborative mixer
111 Minna Gallery
Doors open: 7:30pm
$10 Cover
Register now at:

Ovation Pictures pounds the streets

We hear that multi-hit competitors from the San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project have screenings twice this Memorial Day weekend. They are featured at San Francisco’s RAW: Inspire reception as well as Official Selection at the Bodega Bay International Short Film Festival.

Their appearance at the RAW:artists event was inspired by their vigorous participation in last year’s ArtShots competition in Silicon Valley. Here’s their winning entry, for those of you who missed it.

You can come visit with them in person this Friday at the Raw:artists reception, or at the Bodega Bay International Short Film Festival.

Help a Slacker Out

…the folks at the Austin Film Society are scheming up a special event that is sure to delight fans of Richard Linklater’s milepost film, Slacker. The idea is to present a remake that incorporates work from filmmakers all over the world. This could be the chance you’ve been waiting for to create an homage to the noteworthy film.

Here’s their call to action.

Continue reading Help a Slacker Out

Time to Incite

San Francisco arts community organization RAW has generously welcomed some of the best from the 48 Hour Film Project community to exhibit their work alongside other hot Bay Area artists.

Incite - RAW Reception May 2011

For the month of May, we’ll be seeing work from Square Marden (formerly Barkada Inc. talent) as an appropos launch to the competition season. Their 48 Go Green competition entry won recognition within its (very large) competition group, and went on to be screened at NAB in Las Vegas.

This is the latest in a long run of competition films from the talented young media team and we expect them to be out to enjoy the recognition and acknowledgement they’ve earned.

The reception and screening with RAW will be held on Friday, May 27th at 7:30pm.

Oh, and if you can’t wait that long, then join the 48HFP community on Wed, May 18th at Cafe Royale for a mixer and a live taping event with The Beautiful Losers.

Short Film Workshop

We usually focus here on presenting you with our choices for delightful media that you can find online.  But we also want to occasionally acknowledge talent of extraordinary effort by the people who bring you the stories you love.

In this case, we want to acknowledge a media community that makes a big difference to independent media producers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

It’s called Scary Cow and they do a lot to support filmmakers.

In particular, we’re proud to share the news about their next workshop, open to the public.

It’s called The Best Short Film Workshop Ever, and regardless of whether the event lives all the way up to that grand promise, we are completely certain that participants that night will be very happy they attended.

Read about it for yourself and see if it’s for you.