By Devin D. O'Leary
The 48 Hour Film Project is returning to New Mexico. Open registration started on Tuesday, May 21. This chaotic cinematic event takes place the weekend of July 26 through 28. Registrants have exactly 48 hours to write, cast, direct, score, edit and premiere a 10-minute film. Assemble your team of crack filmmakers now and get ready for the fun. Each team is given a line of dialogue, a character, a prop and a random genre to work into their original screenplay. The films (the finished ones, anyway) will be screened to the public and judged by a panel of industry experts. The winning film from Albuquerque goes on to compete against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2020 in the Netherlands for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2020 Short Film Corner. Early bird registration ($148 per team) ends on Monday, July 1. For complete information go to 48hourfilm.com/albuquerque.