The fifth annual 48-Hour Film Challenge at Kansas State will kick off on Thursday March 24, 2022 at 5:30 pm in Town Hall at Leadership Studies, back in person for the first time since 2019.
If you’re new to the 48-Hour Film Challenge, the premise is simple: get together a team of 4-6 people (no more than 10), or, if you don’t have a team, register on your own and we’ll match you with one. Attend the (virtual) kick-off event to hear some encouraging words from our judges, listen to the rules, and receive your instructions: a line of dialogue, a setting, and a prop that must be used in each of the cinematic entries.
And then—the clock starts ticking!
Each team has exactly 48 hours to write, cast, shoot, edit, and upload a short film of any genre.
A week later, we will gather again for a red carpet event, during which we will find out who our expert panel of judges chose as our first and second-place winners. We will also screen all the entries and the audience will select an audience choice award.
This year, inspired by the Beach Museum’s exhibit of work by Kansas-born filmmaker and photographer Gordon Parks, our theme is a quote from Parks: “Kansas—All the Beauty in the World to Work With.” Filmmakers are encouraged to show aspects of Kansas we don’t usually see.
You can learn about the experiences of previous team members in this video.
Also, check out some of our previous winning entries on the 48-Hour Film Challenge website, where you can also register.
So test your film-making skills. If you have any questions, check out the website, or email me at email@example.com. And may the best film win!
— Katy Karlin, Associate Professor / Coordinator, Film Studies Certificate