Friday, May 29, 2009

Big Car Gallery Hosts 48 Hour Film Project

48 Hour Film Project returns to Indianapolis

Big Car Collective, a nonprofit arts organization based in Fountain Square, is producing the 2009 Indianapolis portion of the 48 Hour Film Project, an international competition of short films made in 48 hours. Registration for teams opens June 2 with a series of meet and greet events following. The competition takes place July 31-Aug. 2 with the film screening — where audience members have a chance to help select prizes — taking place at The Tobias Theater at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on Aug. 6. This is the third year for the event in Indianapolis. More than 20 teams participated last year.

Indianapolis 48 Hour Film Project important dates:
Registration opens - June 2

Meet and greet - 6-10 p.m. on June 5 at Big Car Gallery, 1043 Virginia Ave. Suite 215 in Fountain Square

Meet and greet - 6-8 p.m. on June 11 at Deano's Vino, 1112 Shelby St. in Fountain Square

Screening and panel discussion - between July 15-25 (details TBA) at Indianapolis International Film Festival at IMA

Best of 2008 screening and last-minute info session - 7-9 p.m. on July 29 at Indianapolis Central Library, 40 E. Saint Clair St.

Competition - July 31-Aug. 3 with kickoff and drop off at The Brass Ring Lounge, 1245 S. Shelby St. in Fountain Square

Screening - Aug. 6 at IMA

Meet and greet events are for anyone interested in being a filmmaker, crew member, actor or just wants to know more about the 48 Hour Film Project. City Producer Jim Walker of Big Car will be on hand to answer questions, make introductions and help teams form. To register for the Project, filmmakers can follow the instructions found on Registration is based on a first-come first-served basis and space is limited to 30 teams in Indianapolis.

For more information, call Jim Walker at (317) 408-1366 or email at

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