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THE GOAL: WRITE, SHOOT AND EDIT A SHORT FILM IN 48 HOURS:

Shooting Dates: AUGUST 9th - 25th 2013!

The 2013 Guerrilla Film Challenge


I'M STILL NOT SURE WHAT IT IS....

The 48GFC is a Film Competition. During the registration period filmmakers assemble their teams. Once the competition begins, each team has exactly 48 hours to complete a full short film. To keep the "playing field level" all teams must login online and draw a random line of dialogue and genre for their film. Take a look at our FAQ Page for more details


WHAT KIND OF FILMS CAN I MAKE?


While all the "typical" genres are present and accounted for (Western, Action/Adventure, Horror) we don't stop there. Other more "unusual" genres include: Sock Puppet, Time Travel, 80's Movie, Grind House, and many more.


WHO CAN COMPETE?


Anyone - regardless of where you live. Since 2011, the Guerrilla Film Challenge has been open to teams anywhere in the world. All you have to do is register online via the website. When your time is up, just upload your film. That's it!


WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE FINISH?


At it's core the 48GFC is about having fun and practicing the art of filmmaking. But it is also a wonderful team building event. The intense stress challenges teams to work together, overcoming petty differences, egos, personality conflicts and creative differences to achieve a common goal. Every year some teams "crack" under the pressure. Of those that survive the extreme two-day event, some will be rewarded with cash and prizes, others with bragging rights. Each year we have a screening event at a real movie theater. As the event has grown in size this had become more difficult. The plan is to do a screening again this year but we are still working out dates and details.

THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO ALL AGES AND ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS - WE REGULARLY HAVE BOTH AMATEURS AND PROFESSIONALS COMPETE WITH OFTEN SURPRISING RESULTS!

Our Mission

The Guerrilla Film Challenge was created with a simple goal in mind - Remove all the usual excuses and provide a clear framework for aspiring filmmakers to 'get out there' and shoot something. It is our belief that, given the opportunity, some incentive and a minimal structure, people who would have otherwise never picked up a camera will discover their potential as directors, actors, writers etc. and start making films.

This has proven to be true year after year as we've witnessed the level of community interest and participation has grow. In 2012, there were over 160 films, from 32 countries, created by more than 1500 filmmakers, crew & actors.

Our mission is to continue making filmmaking a more accessible art form to anyone that wishes to pursue it. We believe this to be a clear an rewarding endeavor that will enrich the lives of those who participate.


Nick Burch

Nick is a computer animation graduate of Ringling College of Art & Design (2002). He is co-founder of a successful multimedia company (Digital Three) and the 48 GFC.

Nick has been invited to speak at several noteworthy institutions including, Ringling College of Art & Design, the Technology In Plain Speak group, The Art Institute of Tampa, and many more.

He has worked regularly with the University of Florida, The United States Architect of the Capital, The Sarasota County Film Commission, the Sarasota Film Festival and serves on the advisory board for the Sarasota Film Society.

In his rare downtime, Nick has also found the time to co-found a successful international art exhibit, the TATA GALA. This annual event is now in it's 6th year and raises money for breast cancer research.

Clint Weldon

Clint is an award-winning director, cinematographer and actor. Known for his ability to cross multiple creative disciplines and draw on a large network of talented specialists, he has consistently developed new and exciting projects since his start in the film business in 2002. In 2004, Clint founded Sound Stage One, the first complete production sound stage on the Gulf Coast. During his next five years with the company, he went on to direct and produce over a hundred television commercials for regional and national clients, record countless hours of voice overs and grew Sound Stage One to be the largest studio of it's kind in Florida.

In 2006 he became the Creative Director of the 48 Hour Guerrilla Film Challenge and has helped direct it's growth into an international yearly event. Clint left Sound Stage One in 2009 to pursue photography, cinematography and acting. In addition to his other pursuits, he presently serves on the Film Production Technology Advisory Committee for the State College of Florida. Clint enjoys playing tug of war with his two dogs, Chewie and Beau, sport shooting and riverboat gambling.

 
 
 




 
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