Premiere & Awards 48 Hour Films

Tue, Nov 12 at 7pm

  • ASL interpreted
  • 18+
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9 films made in 48 Hours to Premiere on Nov. 12, 7pm @ Central Library

Over one weekend, Oct 18-20, after drawing genres from a hat and announcing 3 elements to be in the films: Prop – a mask; Character – Ivan/Ivanka Parker, Consultant; Line – “if I’m not back in 5 minutes”, 70 people in HRM made 9 films in 48 hours (one was actually done in Pictou). Just 2 days to write, shoot, edit and produce 4-8 minute films to compete for the “Best of Halifax”. This year marks the 4th edition of #48HFX producing a total of 33 short films in HRM.

City producer Blerina Berberi says her goal is to encourage film making by anyone, not only professionals, have all films premiere in Halifax, promote talent and the province worldwide, and she’s always looking for the team that will make a film for Festival de Cannes in France. With the support of the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage “Best of Halifax” receives $1000 and screens among films from 120 other cities at Filmapalooza, March 3-7, 2020, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, with the best of those featured in Cannes Court Métrage, and possibly even get a production deal. We have great talent here in Nova Scotia, and the 48HFX gives teams a chance to create and screen locally, and an opportunity to compete with the best of the world! 48 Hour films from Halifax have been shown in Seattle, Paris and Orlando.

Members of the jury for the 48 Hour Film Project Halifax have included over the last 3 years: Cory Bowles, Doug Karr, Michael McCormack, Koumbie, Tim Wilson, Fateh Ahmed, Zack Miller and for 2019: Becka Barker, Shelley Fashan and Mark Palermo.

This year’s lineup includes our first animated film in 48 hours, veteran and first time filmmakers, cast and crew, a total of 70 people directly involved in 9 films, all of which were completed and submitted on time within 48 hours. The largest team had 21 members, while the smallest team had just two. Directors include Taylor Olson & Koumbie, Ryan Cyr, Ryan Schimmel, Catherine Delorey, Fred Bird, Schuyler Crosby, Israel Ekanem, Taylor Murray & Neil Hunt, and Drew Meade. 

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order (Genres include: Suspense, Dark Comedy, Detective, Period-piece, Film de Femme, Mystery, Animal Film, Fantasy & more)

Films, Teams & Leaders

  • Keep by Afro Viking Pictures Gil Anderson
  • Close Enough by Boshat Films Ryan Cyr
  • Liar by Goblin Den Productions Ryan Schimmel
  • Rod of Iron by Grassroots Film Productions Catherine Delorey
  • Haunted by Lemon Powered Rob Bird
  • White Papers by Malta Productions Schuyler Crosby
  • The Unicorn by Once Upon A Time Israel Ekanem
  • Kelpie by Skeleton Heart Taylor Murray
  • Feelin’ Squirrelly by Toothpick Flicks Drew Meade

Supported by Ekphrasis Studio, Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, AFCOOP & NOCTURNE.
Producer Blerina Berberi/ Manager Kevin Tummers

Tickets are $10 plus applicable fees/taxes, get them online at Ticket Halifax or at the Central Library before event.

- Best of Halifax 2018 "Prescribed" by Phoenix Productions, Director Carol Mullins, screened at Filmapalooza Orlando
- Best of Halifax 2017 "No Control" by "Goblin Den Productions", Director Ryan Schimmel, screened at Filmapalooza Paris
- Best of Halifax 2016 "Chowder"by "Gravy Train", Director Craig Gunn, screened at Filmapalooza Seattle


Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library

5440 Spring Garden Road, NS B3J 1E9

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