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Asheville 48 Hour Film Project 2013

Bruce and Leslie 48HFP 2013

Bruce Sales, Asheville Producer, with co-producer Leslie Myers

What can be more fun than having a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and your team make a movie? Could it be the elation days later when everyone in town watches your masterpiece up on the big screen? The 48 Hour Film Project offers filmmakers the chance to write, shoot, edit, score and complete their film within 48 hours. All submitted films are then screened in a local cinema.

The 2013 Asheville 48 Hour Film Project was one again produced by Bruce Sales, and sponsored by 2BruceStudio, Western North Carolina Film Commission, Asheville Brewing Company, Venture Asheville, Makeup at the Grove Arcade, and Asheville Music School.

24 teams of roughly 400 filmmakers flooded Asheville to compete during the weekend of June 21-23. The Asheville Citizen-Times embedded reporter, Barbara Blake, penned a wonderful story for the cover of the Sunday Times, “Film Project Challenges Creative Minds”. You will also find a “Behind the Scenes” video about a winning team’s spirit of improvisation.

ABC News WLOS TV reported the struggles of filmmakers in this video.

Watch ABC WLOS TV news report

Watch the ABC WLOS TV news story

It seemed like everyone in town came to the screenings and picked winners from June 25-27. The best was saved for “The Best Of” screening and awards show in July. It was a red carpet event with many local filmmakers caught on camera. The Best Film from Asheville, “The Audition” by Team UNCA, will be in the running for top honors in Hollywood, CA at Filmapalooza 2014, the 48 Hour Film Project’s annual awards.

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