Where ARE Those Voices Coming From

I thought it was only me, but perhaps others can also hear the voices in my head.

Maybe the voice in my head isn’t the same as yours.

Surely there is something about it all that puzzles the characters in this next story. If you can quiet your own voices, then relax and enjoy Transistor.

This film brought home multiple awards for its filmmakers in the Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project.

Stories from the 2016 San Jose competition are about to appear in the theater on April 27 and 28. You can get tickets here now.

What Does It All Mean?

In the age of Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram – who can  tell what we’re really saying.

The characters in this story endeavor to unravel the mystery, and probably just add to the confusion with their antics.

See if you can work it all out as you enjoy Love in the Time of Texting.

This film was created for the 48 Hour Film Project. Notice from the credits that this team consists of only five people!

You’ll find many other great examples of such films in our archives.  If you think it would be fun to make a 48 Hour movie with your friends, it’s easy to register for the San Jose competition. The filmmaking weekend is July 26-28 and all films turned in will screen at the Camera 12 in downtown San Jose.  Hope to see you (and your movie) there.

Tweet It, and It’s True

We all know, if you see it on Twitter, then it must be true.

But what happens to an old-school cop who is forced to partner up with a young gun who nows just what to do with modern social media? Take a look at Tweet, the Movie and see for yourself.

This film was an entry in the 48 Hour Film Project, and is annotated in a way that brings the viewer right into the production. You can make your own 48 Hour movie in San Jose. Registration is open now.

If you’re in the San Jose and aren’t sure if you want to lead a team, you can drop in at the Happy Hour meet & greet tonight to ask veterans how it’s done and what you should plan for.  Details are on the city web page, and on the Facebook fan page.

There’s Help for Anyone

This film, created for the San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project, reminds us that no matter how deeply seated our troubles might be, there is possibly someone who could help.

Take a look at May-December, and see if you agree with us that someone with generous listening, and adept coaching can really help a person to open new vistas in life.

This film was submitted by veteran filmmaking team, It Donned On Me. They have create more than a dozen 48 Hour Films and almost as many entries for other time-based filmmaking competitions.

The top honors for the 2013 competition were announced at the gala Awards and Highlights show.

The event was held at the Delancey Street Screening Room.

The 48 Hour Film Project will return to San Francisco the weekend of July 10 – 12, 2015. Filmmakers from all over the SF Bay area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world for the title “Best 48 Hour Film of 2015”.

Registration opens Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Awards Finalists and a Special Award

The announcements came out this week.  Finalists in the 2013 San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project in the categories of Audience Choice and the Jury Awards were announced yesterday.

In addition, we have the results now for finalists in the very special category, Best Use of Required Character.

This year, all competitors were required to include a character, “Matthew or Marilyn Perifano, a teacher.” We asked the real-life Matthew Perifano to take a look and see who made best use of the character in their film.  These were the top choices:

Come out Sunday night to the Awards and Highlights Show to find out who wins the award and to see these three great new short films.  Advance tickets can be found here.

It’s Not a Crime

For some jobs, you just have to do whatever it takes. The search for love is one of those jobs.

Take a look at this entry in the 2013 San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project to see how these characters feel about the approach.

Submitted by veteran filmmaking team Fish Eye Films, this is Goyim on the Roof.

On Sunday, July 14th, the awards from the 2013 San Francisco competition will be announced. The Awards and Highlights show runs from 5:00-8:00pm will be held at the Delancey Street Screeing Room.

Tickets are available here.

Filmmakers inspired by the challenge of completing a short film in just two days can register now for the San Jose competition.  The filmmaking weekend is July 26th-28th. More details can be found at the San Jose city page.

The Bear Essentials

Everyone needs a few tips from the voice of experience. Our young friend in this next movie is fortunate to have Matt P. to school him in the facts of life.

We firmly believe that if you were a sad penguin, you’d want a cool bear like this by your side. Take a look at Pickup Artist and see what you think.

This film by Chinese Takeout was an Audience Choice finalist in the 2013 San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project.

The final awards and a selection of the top films will be presented at the annual Awards and Highlights show on Sunday, July 14h.

The show will be held at the Delancey Street Screening Room starting at 5pm. Tickets are available here.