Film competition to visit Edinburgh for first time

THE world’s oldest and largest film competition that requires participants to make a film within a certain period of time is visiting Edinburgh for the first time.

In May, the 48 Hour Film Project visits the capital as part of a 60-city tour. The project’s main prize, Best 48 Hour Film of 2008, is expected to attract 30,000 entries.

In Edinburgh, over the May 16-18 weekend, filmmakers from across Scotland will compete to write, shoot and edit a short film, to be screened at the local, Cameo cinema on the 20th and 21st.

While various, local category prizes will be up for grabs, the overall winner of the Edinburgh leg will be invited to attend a filmmaking weekend in California.

Other cities involved include Albuquerque, Amsterdam, Anchorage, Brisbane, Ghent, Las Vegas, New York, Paris, Rome, Singapore and Washington DC.