Calling all would-be filmmakers

Seeing as most movies are in production for well over a year, making a film in two days is a pretty daunting task. It’s the challenge facing anyone entering SCI-FI-LONDON’s 48 Hour Film Challenge, a competition that asks you to write, shoot and edit a five-minute movie before the 48 hours are up.

The competition takes place this weekend (5-7 April). A representative from each team needs to turn up at the Apollo West End at 10.30am on Saturday, to collect a randomly generated film title, a prop/action list and some dialogue that must be spoken in the film. You then have until noon on Monday to make your movie – all you need is your own equipment to shoot and edit the film.

The judging panel includes American Werewolf in London director John Landis and SFX’s very own Dave Bradley. The overall winner will open SCI-FI-LONDON’s world premiere of Chemical Wedding, while other winners will be featured on SCI FI PLAY, the SCI FI Channel’s broadband channel. Other prizes include moviemaking equipment, books and DVDs. If you want to know more, the SCI-FI-LONDON website is the oracle you require – click here
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