48 Hour Film Project launches Global Scot Award for International Collaboration

The 48 Hour Film Project, Scotland’s most popular filmmaking event which annually challenges Scots to make a film over a wild and crazy weekend, is about to get even more wild and even more crazy.

From 4 - 6 June, Scots are being challenged not only to write, shoot and edit a film over just 48 hours – but also to do it in collaboration with international filmmakers.

The Global Scot Award offers a £1,000 cash prize for the best international collaboration.

On Thursday 13 May 5 - 6 pm filmmakers from around the world will join a Global Zoom Meetup to make connections and form teams. Joining live will be the top winning teams from France and Scotland, who will each show their winning films from last year.

All are welcome, and full zoom login details are available at www.48hourfilm.com/edinburgh.

In addition to the Global Scot Award, there is a £1,250 prize for Best Film, £1,000 prize for Runner Up, and a special £150 Young Scot prize for Under 18s, making a total of £3,400 to win.

Bursaries are available to enable anyone for whom finance is a barrier to register for free.

Sign up today at www.48hourfilm.com/edinburgh 

The 48 Hour Film Project is proudly supported and made possible by Screen Scotland.

Sam Goldblatt is the Producer of the 48 Hour Film Project: “The Global Scot Award is a direct response to Brexit. We are showing the world that Scotland is truly international. Our people, culture and economy thrive on globalism, as does our film industry and creative arts.”


The 48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project is Scotland’s most popular filmmaking event, having produced over one thousand short films over the past 13 years.
Normally competitions are held in Edinburgh each Spring and Glasgow each Autumn. This year the Edinburgh event runs 4-6 June, and a Glasgow event is planned for November. However, all events will be completely online in 2021, enabling filmmakers to take part from anywhere around the world.

If live events (and especially screenings) become possible, they will be considered closer to the time, but an online element will be retained to allow remote engagement.

The 48 Hour Film Project is part of a global franchise which takes place in over one hundred cities around the world each year.

Filmmakers turn up on a Friday night and draw a film genre out of a hat. It could be anything from “sci-fi” to “road movie” to “dark comedy.” Then a character, prop and line of dialogue is announced that must feature in every film.

Filmmakers have 48 hours to write, shoot and edit their film, and then turn it back in for the screening the following week.

For full details visit the website at www.48hourfilm.com/edinburgh

Media Contact

Sam Goldblatt, Producer, 48 Hour Film Project
0797 597 5251 (m)
[email protected]