by Ken Korman
It all happened last weekend — 61 teams of New Orleans filmmakers had 48 hours to write, shoot, edit, and deliver a finished short film of no more than seven minutes in length as part of the global 48 Hour Film Project competition. The resulting films will begin screening tonight, August 1, at 7 p.m. at the Solomon Victory Theatre at the National WW II Museum. The film that wins this juried competition will also be screened at this year's New Orleans Film Festival, and will go on to compete with winners of other competitions in 120 cities across the world at the Filmapalooza Festival to be held at New Orleans' Joy Theater next March. The ten films deemed best from that festival will go on to be screened at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, a launching pad for many great careers in film. The full schedule and ticket info for the New Orleans 48 Hour Film Project's festivities this weekend are available here.
Below is Jacques Serres, the winner of last year's global 48 Hour Film Project.