Perhaps it won’t be quite so dire for the participants, but the April NAB Show in Las Vegas has a new event: the 48 Hour Film Project.
The Project is a contest wherein aspiring filmmakers are given a topic and 48 hours to make a film on that theme. An expected 35,000 filmmakers in 75 cities overall will participate.
The event takes place April 17–19. Winners will be screened at a Las Vegas theater.
Chris Brown, NAB executive vice president of conventions and business operations, said the partnership “will contribute valuable competition that strengthens the creativity and teamwork of so many of tomorrow’s filmmakers.”
Liz Langston of the 48 Hour Film Project added that the NAB Show and its Content Theater provide an opportunity for artists to showcase their work before content creators, digital innovators and entertainment technology leaders.
Hopefully no filmmakers will be harmed in the filming of this project.