The health crisis has impacted a lot of people and businesses across the world, including film festivals. But organizers at one unique event are getting creative to make sure the show still goes on.
The 48 Hour Film Project has been a popular worldwide competition for nearly 20 years. This unique challenge gives filmmakers just 48 hours to complete a short film from start to finish. Cities across the globe, including Seattle, take part.
But with everyone under quarantine, organizers had to change things up this year - so they created the 48 Hour Stuck At Home Challenge, with one major rule: social distancing.
Each week, a new challenge is posted on the Stuck At Home page, and filmmakers are required to shoot everything at home. Cast and crew may only be people from your home or anyone through remote collaboration. The results have been fun - and it's a good way to keep up your skills and try something new.
Filmmakers don't seem too rattled by the new concept, in fact - the challenge has had thousands of submissions. Usually the 48 Hour Film Project has their screenings at a local theater, but this round it's all about the hashtag #StuckAtHome48.
And if you don't consider yourself a Spielberg, don't worry about it. This is open to everyone, and it's truly about having fun.
The Challenge isn't over yet! There are a few more coming up this May: May 1-3rd, and 22nd-24th with additional dates to be determined in the future. More info on these challenges, and the brand new Animation Project, online here.