10 Tips to Survive and Thrive at the CUFF 48-hour Movie Making Challenge

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Have you got what it takes to go from nothing to a finished short film in 48 hours?

For the past 8 years, the Calgary Underground Film Festival has organized one of the best filmmaking exercises in the city: The 48-hour Movie Making Challenge. Teams are given a random genre, prop and line of dialogue on Friday at 7pm, and they have to turn in a 2-5 minute short film using those elements 48 hours later.

The Challenge is a fantastic experience. It forces you to be creative under pressure (how all great ideas are born), puts you in unique and unforgettable situations, and provides countless opportunities to learn new things…like how your heart feels after 7 energy drinks.

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