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Monday, March 12, 2012

48hr Film Project offers $3000 top prize for machinima

It’s not often that machinima creators get the chance to win big prizes, but this year’s 48 Hour Film Project has finally recognized how important this medium is.  The top prize of $3000 will go to the best film completely created in a single weekend. Moviestorm films have won twice before, so we’re hoping for a good showing once again.

This year’s contest is being held in partnership with Australia’s Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and JMC Academy in March, and there’s an additional local prize of $1000, open exclusively to the South Western Sydney Region Machinima filmmakers. In another great coup for the contest, Tony Dyson, creator of Star Wars iconic robot R2-D2, will be heading the judging team.

Here’s how it works.

On Friday, March 30 at 7pm teams will get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, that must be included in there film.  By Sunday, April 1, the movie must be complete and uploaded by 7pm.
Each completed film is guaranteed a screening at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April 2012 in Australia, and in Second Life in the following week.

The best films will also be screened at the International Championships held in the USA, and the winner of that gets to have their film screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
Registration for the competition is $48, Screening session admission is FREE. More details on

Good luck, everyone!

(1) Comments | Permalink | Posted by Matt Kelland

Zack Mandell on 04/18 at 02:43 PM

Awesome. I wonder if they’ll ever do this in the states?

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