M-Net Movies is the official media partner of the 48 Hour Film Project, an initiative to develop the South African film industry via workshops and a film competition.
Interested filmmakers need to register on www.48hourfilm.com/johannesburg. The activities will start at 19h00 on the Friday evening and filmmakers are challenged to deliver their 4- to 7-minute film by 19h30 on Sunday 8 September.
Winners will represent their respective cities at Filmapalooza in New Orleans, USA in 2014, competing against cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, and Paris and more than 100 other ones around the world. The selected top films stand a chance of screening at the Cannes International Film Festival’s short film corner in 2014.
Lani Lombard, M-Net’s head of publicity says: “This is an exciting project of which to be part. The South African film industry is growing like never before and with the necessary training and encouragement there is a bright future for talented new South African filmmakers.”