The world’s biggest international short film competition, The 48 Hour Film Project, is back in Melbourne in late 2013 for a 6th year of extreme filmmaking, with this year’s winner receiving the chance to screen their film at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2014!

Tommy Blum, Director of the 48HFP Melbourne said ”Experience has taught me that every year’s competition is better than the last, with Melbourne filmmakers constantly raising the bar.

“This year’s winner will be flown to New Orleans, to compete at the international 48HFP competition Filmapalooza, and if ranked amongst the 12 best 48HFP films of 2013 your film will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival on 2014.

Over a wild, sleepless weekend, a team of filmmakers will write, shoot, edit and score a film in just 48 hours, and this year promises to be the biggest 48HFP Melbourne has ever seen.

Proudly sponsored by Cinema Nova, the 48HFP Melbourne is organised by not-for-profit organisation Barnash Productions, Inc, that sets out to prove that Melbourne filmmakers can make the impossible possible!

Commencing over the weekend of the 11th – 13th October, Melbourne’s 48HFP promises to be a thrilling ride for those up for the – sometimes harrowing – challenge. 15 minutes prior to kick-off, registered teams will receive a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue that they must work into a four to seven minute film.

The annual competition gives filmmakers from Melbourne and across Victoria both the chance to compete in the world’s largest time-based film competition and a chance for incredible exposure. “The 48HFP is both an artistic challenge and an incredible experience that has the potential to expose some very talented filmmakers.

“Another great aspect about the 48HFP, is that all films created as part of the festival will be screened in Melbourne” said Tommy Blum, with this year’s screenings taking place at Cinema Nova between the 29th Oct to 1st Nov

A judging panel of industry professionals will select the winners in each category, with the audience selecting its own favourite film to be screened on Awards night.

The awards will be presented at a gala screening, The 12 Best Films of the 48HFP Melbourne 2013, on 08th November at Cinema  Nova. 

To learn more about the 48 Hour Film Project, please visit

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