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The Qatar 48 Hour Film Challenge is a thrilling and sleepless weekend aimed for you and your team to produce a 3-minute movie in 48 hours.
Interested participants will have the chance to attend a mixer before the challenge, where they can form teams and discuss ideas with film makers. Enthusiastic participants of all backgrounds, ages and careers are eligible to participate.
On a Thursday night, we will have several themes shuffled in a hat, one of which a participant will blindly draw from it. The teams are then given a genre, a prop, and a line to include in their films. We will be providing amazing snacks, Karak and Coffee and important information at certain times to make you have a remarkable experience!
On Saturday night, the ideas that have turned into realities are submitted and teams celebrate. The films are screened at a theatre in front of a panel of professional judges and an audience of filmmakers, families and friends. Prizes will be given to best film, best cinematography, best sound, and best film editing.
Our mission is to advance and promote filmmaking in Qatar. We aim to give filmmakers a platform to practice their passion while meeting and collaborating with other different individuals, creating a stronger film community.
The challenge encourages film-lovers to get out and produce creative and innovative movies while in a team, to enhances their skills and network.
Dates will be announced soon.
Is this event only for students?
No, this event is open to the public of all ages and professions.
Do I need to have a professional video camera?
No, you can use any type of camera (e.g. Phone, DSLR).
Am I allowed to use unoriginal media such as copyrighted music and videos?
No, all the work submitted must be of original work or have permission to be used.
Will there be prizes?
Yes there will be cash prizes for best film, best cinematography, best sound, and best film editing.
Is there a team size limit?
No, you can have as many team members as you want.
Where will the event be held?
The event will be held in the Qatar Foundation Student Center Cinema (map) .
Will we have to shoot at the location of the event?
No, the location of the event location will be only used for giving information and screening, and you have the freedom to film in any location you have access to.
Should we bring our equipment to the event location?
No, since the event location will be only used for giving information and screening.
Does the film need to be in Arabic or English?
The film can be either English or Arabic, but if it is in Arabic you will need to have English subtitles.
Can we film before the event starts?
No, since you can only pick your genre, prop, and line on the day of the event, and the films needs to be related to them.
Can I still join if I don't have a team?
Absolutely, where if you do not have a team we will match you with one.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have
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