RiverRun to Screen “The Best of the 2018 Greensboro 48 Hour Film Project” Sat., Sept. 15
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AUGUST 22, 2018) – RiverRun International Film Festival, a sponsor of the Greensboro 48 Hour Film Project, will screen “The Best of the 2018 Greensboro 48 Hour Film Project” in partnership with Hanesbrands Theatre on Sat., Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Greensboro 48 Hour Film Project Director Iris Carter will be on hand at the Hanesbrands Theatre to introduce the screening.
On Friday, July 13, 2018, 40 teams of filmmakers assembled in Greensboro. Each team had drawn a genre by chance, and all teams were issued three elements that had to be included in their films: a character, Carrie or Carl Waters, a lifeguard; a bar of soap as a prop; and the line of dialogue, “I know exactly where this is going.” Films were required to be between 4-7 minutes long with a minute or less for credits at the end of the film. Filmmakers had 48 hours to write and produce their entries. The films were judged and awards were presented during a special screening in Greensboro.
Taking the award for “Best Film” of Greensboro was Pierre Poulet by team Film Flam, with Marie Stone van Vuuren as team leader. Their film will be sent to the international 48 Hour Film Project competition, Filmapalooza, to be screened and judged with more than 100 city winners from around the globe. From there, 12 films will be chosen to screen in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes International Film Festival.
RiverRun International Film Festival will celebrate its 21st year in 2019 and will run April 4-14 with screenings in Winston-Salem and Greensboro. The RiverRun International Film Festival is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the role of cinema as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints. To become a member and view more information about the Festival, visit riverrunfilm.com.