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Registration Open for i48

Teams of two or more have 48 hours (Friday-Sunday, May 29-31) to write, cast, shoot and edit a three- to six-minute film.

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Registration has opened for filmmakers—both seasoned and novice—to join the 12th annual i48 Film Competition and Festival.

In the contest, teams of two or more have 48 hours (Friday-Sunday, May 29-31) to write, cast, shoot and edit a three- to six-minute film. 

Entry forms can be mailed or hand-delivered to the Flicks by Saturday, May 16, with an entry fee of $50. Any applications received after May 16 will need an entry fee of $100. The cut-off date for applications is Friday, May 29, at 5:30 p.m., at the pre-production meeting held at Municipal Park.

At that meeting, teams will be assigned elements to incorporate into their movie such as a line of dialogue, a prop, a character, and the genre for their film. Genres in the past included drama, comedy, western, thriller, science fiction, action, documentary, mock-u-mentary, silent film, noir, experimental, music video and musicals.

Films will be judged by a panel, then be screened at the Flicks in Boise Saturday, June 6. The following day, the "Best of i48" screening and awards will show at the Egyptian Theatre at 5 p.m.

Anyone can participate and select which category to enter: novice or open division. Participants don't need to live in the Treasure Valley, either. Participants from around the state can submit finished films online. Cash prizes are awarded to festival winners.