48 Go Green: International Eco Film Competition

CALLING ALL FILM MAKERS: I am very excited to be able to bring you this information about  48 Go Green Film Competition.  The project began as a pilot live project in Athens, Greece in 2009, the same time as the Copenhagen conference on climate change.  It was designed to address the serious issues that face our environment via film.  48 Go Green is brought to you by Executive Producer Francesco Vitali and Producer Christos Siametis.  As many of you know, I am an avid supporter of Ian Somerhalder‘s IS_Foundation because of the work they do for our environment, so this project was something I wanted to be involved with as soon as I heard about it.

Here is the official Press Release, so that you can learn how to get involved:

48 Go Green is the Ultimate online international ecological short film festival, consuming the world in creativity for 48 hours. We are a film making competition where each team has to create a complete short film, with an ecological message in 48 hours.

Feel free to visit www.48gogreen.com to learn more about the project.

48 Go Green began as a pilot live project in Athens, Greece in 2009. This was parallel with Copenhagen conference on climate change, and we immediately recognized the need to address such serious issues via film.

48 Go Green is brought to you by Executive Producer Francesco Vitali and Producer Christos Siametis.

The next 48 Go Green adventure was in 2011. It was mainly an online competition with participants from 130 cities all over the word. It included a live event component in 8 Major US cities and in collaboration with 48 Hour Film Project. We had the vision to unite every city in every country, all over the world in parallel online and live events.

330 teams transformed the Globe into a film set for a whole weekend – 48 hours!

18,000 registered members and filmmakers from 130 cities, from all around the Planet, shooting their films simultaneously! At exactly the same time, everywhere on this Earth people were shooting their short films.

From Vietnam to Paris, from Los Angeles to London, from Tel Aviv to Mongolia, from Belgrade to Benghazi, from New York to Athens, from Beijing to Rome and many other cities all over the globe, thousands of filmmakers created magic within a weekend. The climate of creativity was enormous. Visit our screening room to see 2011′s films http://www.48gogreen.com/videos.

The teams competed and a united vision was shared, all over the world: SAVE!

The planet, the animal, water, sea, forests, earth, energy, the next generation, and a free choice to SAVE anything that the filmmakers felt deserved saving.

Last year we provided the winners the chance to truly see their films shine on an international market. The Top 5 winners screened their winning films in the Short Film Corner in collaboration with Cannes International Film Festival, while the top 16 finalists’ short films were screened at the NAB show in Las Vegas.

This year we take you UP, this year we take you to Hollywood.

The top 15 films, along with the People’s Choice film, will all be screened in Hollywood. Also at stake is thousands of dollars in prize money to the winning filmmakers. The Grand Prize offers a cash prize of $10,000 and a chance to attend the Hollywood screening. The First and Second Runners-Up will each receive $1000, and the People’s Choice awards will receive $500.

In 2012, we are turning our focus exclusively to the online portion of the festival, because we believe in the power of the virtual world to bring about progress and positive change for the rest of the planet. Our competition brings focus and attention to a diverse group of filmmakers. 48 Go Green attracts unique participants from all walks of life, from fresh beginning filmmakers who have only access to a laptop, to seasoned professionals with years of experience in the business. Such a variety of people are brought together by that shared vision of a greener world.

Anyone, anywhere on earth can enter.

All you’ll need is a camera, a can-do attitude and a spark of creativity.

Imagine showcasing your talent in a prestigious screening of your very own film in Hollywood!

A divine project has already established a reputation as a unique and inspirational opportunity for ecologically-minded film enthusiasts worldwide. What better way to explore the environmental challenges we face, than to channel that adrenaline, enthusiasm and intense creativity into powerful and thought-provoking short films?

COMPETITION PERIOD:

Group A: 48 Go Green will commence on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 7 PM local time and end on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM local time. All ready completed

Group B: 48 Go Green will commence on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 7 PM local time and end on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 7:30 PM local time. Entries now open.

Group C: 48 Go Green will commence on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 7 PM local time and end on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 7:30 PM local time.

So what are you waiting for? Assemble your creative team of camera-equipped eco-warriors and prepare to make a stand against the destruction of our planet. Create a masterpiece of a cinematic message, a 48 Go Green Short Film!

For more information, check out www.48GoGreen.com.

I wish you all the best of luck and look forward to seeing the entries! Don’t forget to tell them that I sent you! :)

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