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48-Hour Film Festival


the 6th Annual CCM 48-HOUR FILM FESTIVAL
7pm on 25 October through 7 pm on Sunday, 27 October

Hey UC and CCM Students.
Get involved. The time is NOW.

Are you interested in being a film-maker, writer, editor, director of photography, director, composer, actor, props artisan, scenic, lighting, or sound designer for film?

GET EXPERIENCE NOW! Any University of Cincinnati student is invited to apply to be assigned to a team for the 6th Annual CCM 48 HOUR FILM FESTIVAL. All are welcome.

“The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild weekend in which you and your team have a blast making a movie. All writing, shooting, editing and scoring must be completed in just 48 hours. On Friday night you are assigned a prop, a line of dialogue, and a costume piece that must be included in your movie. 48 hours later, you must submit your film. Next? Your masterpiece will be shared with the participants of the festival.”

Randomly assigned teams from applicants will be announced at a 7pm meeting at CCM on Friday, 25 October, 2019.

Teams will include about 8-10 students per team.

If you apply you must be available for the entire 48 hours from 7pm on 25 October through 7 pm on Sunday, 27 October.

The teams have until 7pm on Sunday night to brainstorm, research, write, story-board, cast, film, score and edit a 5-7 minute film to be screened on Sunday night, 27 October, 48 hours later. Teams will create job assignments, write a script, find costumes, scout locations, find props, create underscoring, rehearse, film, and edit a final piece.

“The tight deadline of 48 hours puts the focus squarely on the filmmakers—emphasizing creativity and teamwork skills. While the time limit places an unusual restriction on the filmmakers, it is also liberating by putting an emphasis on "doing" instead of "talking."

The final screening event for completed films will be held at 7pm on Sunday, 27 October at 7 pm in the Main Street Cinema at the Tangeman University Center (TUC).

To apply simply send answers to the following questions to CCM Acting Professor Richard E. Hess at Applications due by 5 pm on Monday, 21 October, 2019. Questions? Simply ask.

College and Year of Study:
e-mail contact:
mobile contact:
If you are an E-Media/DMC Major: Do you have gear? Please let us know if you can supply your own camera to film for this event, or you have other useful equipment you would be willing to use with your team for the weekend? Elaborate as necessary:
Area of interest for the festival: This question is crucial. Although the teams are made randomly, they are made randomly within skill sets. That will insure that we don't have an entire team of actors with no one with a camera or the skill to edit, or conversely, a team with 8 editors and no one to act. Your applications are sorted by how you answer this question, and then randomply placed in piles. Please choose from the following:

(You may choose ONE only. List a second choice if you would be happy with either/or depending on need.

1. DOP - Director of Photography- This person will be behind the camera and will film everything. They are also known as the cinematographer.
2. DIRECTOR - Attach yourself to your DOP and Editor. You will help compose each shot, you will adjust the actors, you will energize and control each shot. You will have vision.
3. FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Your DOP and Director will need assistance. You will keep pre and post shot lists and keep the schedule tight, calling STANDBY, ACTION, and CUT for each shot.
4. EDITOR - You will be in charge of editing the final film with the director and DOP and should be skilled with editing software.
5. PRODUCER - Make everything happen, keep the project moving in a forward motion, communicate, and schedule, and lead, and assign. Know everything that needs to happen and make everything better.
6. GRIP (lighting) Be good with lights and make good lighting.  
7. AUDIO - Make sound happen. Make good sound happen.
8. COMPOSER - Write underscoring for the film.
9. LEAD WRITER - Most 48 Hour films are written by committee, but it helps to have a lead writer. Although the film is created by the team due to the time constraints, a lead writer can support smart script creation.
10. ACTOR            
11. PRODUCTION DESIGNER - help tell the story best through a creative setting
12. MAKE-UP DESIGN - make the actors look good
13. COSTUME DESIGN - help tell your story best with good clothes choices
14. PROP DESIGN - help tell the story with props

. . . I M A G I N E   T H E   P O S S I B I L I T I E S

CONGRATULATIONS to all 5th Annual CCM 48-HOUR FILM FESTIVAL participants

105 people
7 teams
48 hours
7 films

Each team was required to use an assigned costume piece:
Fuzzy Yellow Slippers
Each team was required to use an assigned prop:
Princess Tiara
Each team was required to use the same line of dialogue:
“And just like that, she disappeared.”


ENJOY THE FILMS from the 2018 Festival!


5th Annual CCM 48 Hour Film Festival Entry: "The Medium's Assistant"
Produced by Callie Tucker

5th Annual CCM 48 Hour Film Festival Entry: "Woodrow"
Produced by Audrey Schembach

5th Annual CCM 48 Hour Film Festival Entry: "True Accurate Honest Portrayals of Stories That Actually Happened to People"
Produced by Divyang Soni

5th Annual CCM 48 Hour Film Festival Entry: "The Sparkling"
Produced by Carter LaCava and Zoe Cotzias

5th Annual CCM 48 Hour Film Festival Entry: "Ononta Avenue
Produced by Sarah Durham and HaRoon Khan

5th Annual CCM 48 Hour Film Festival Entry: ‘THE LAST SHOT'
Produced by Briley Oakley

5th Annual CCM 48 Hour Film Festival Entry: "Ghost Getters"
Produced by Madeline Page-Schmit

. . . imagine the possibilities