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New Music Video Film Contest Comes to Albuquerque

Filmmakers and Bands Pair up on Friday, Sept. 23 to Make Videos


Albuquerque, NM.   The 48 Hour Film Project, the world’s largest timed filmmaking competition, headquartered in Albuquerque and DC, has launched a new contest that unites local bands with film teams to create music videos.   The 48 Hour Music Video Competition (48MVP) is being pilot tested in Albuquerque before it is released globally.


This weekend local bands and teams of filmmakers will be paired up on Friday night to design, shoot and edit a music video in only 48 hours!   Band and film teams have met at a series of Meet and Greets but until Friday, they will not know who they are working with.  They will be paired up by a random drawing.  According to Producer, Liz Langston, “This is going to highlight everyone’s ability to think fast!”  Bands are required to bring a completed song to the kick off event.  The teams will then work furiously over the weekend to produce a completed music video. 


The music videos must be completed on Sunday by 7:30pm.  They will screen Wednesday, Sept. 28th at the KiMo.   The screening is open to the public and tickets are $8.


Over $4500 worth of cash and services prizes will be awarded for the Best Film, Best Song, and Best Editing. The winning film will be showcased at Filmapalooza, the 48 Hour Film Project’s end of year celebration.  In past years Filmapalooza has been held in Miami and in San Jose.  This year Filmaalooza will be held in association with the Taos Shortz Film Festival, in Taos, New Mexico in March of 2011.


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