The Garden Route Film Commission

48 Hour Film Race

Are you a filmmaker or enthusiast looking for your next project? We want you!

It’s time for the annual 48 Hour Film Race. We call on all filmmakers to join this event and have an epic weekend.

The Film Race is a crazy, fun-filled weekend in which you have 48 hours to write, shoot, and edit a movie. On Friday night, each team/individual will receive the genre, prop, and line of dialogue to include in their film. On Sunday night, the film is submitted digitally online. The best films will be screened at the Garden Route International Film Festival from 28 . 
What makes it even better is that there are great prizes to be won. 

The Film Race aims to afford filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their talent and get everyone excited to make movies in the Garden Route.
The kick-off event will be streamed live via Facebook and YouTube on Friday 17 September at 6 PM where we will give some last-minute tips and announce the start of the event. The genre, prop, and line of dialogue will be sent to teams/individuals via email at 7 PM.

How It Works:

Who can enter?
Anyone who wants to make a movie can enter the race.
You can enter as an individual or as a team. 

• Amateur
You are only allowed to use a mobile phone for filming and only use natural or existing light. You may use a microphone that is plugged into the phone. You are not allowed to use any type of grips other than a tripod. Editing can be done on the phone, a tablet, or a PC. You can ONLY use royalty-free music and SFX.
• Semi-Pro
You are allowed to film with a DSLR or consumer-level handy cam. You are allowed to record audio with any type of microphone but recording must be done directly onto the camera while you shoot video. You are allowed to use lights, a tripod and a gimbal. NO DRONE footage allowed. You can edit on any device, but you are not allowed to make use of any visual effects that do not come standard with the editing program that you decide to use. You can ONLY use royalty-free music and SFX.
• Professional
For this category, it is pretty much open season. You can shoot on any camera and use any grips, audio gear, and lighting. There is no limit on editing and visual effects. You are allowed to use a drone but ONLY if you can legally fly it within CAA rules. 

17-19 September 2021.
Registration closes at 12 PM on the 15th of September 2021.

3 (Minimum) – 5 (Maximum) minutes.

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