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Podcast Talk: Jerry Vasilatos of Chicago’s 48 Hour Film Project on Kickoff on July 30, 2017

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CHICAGO – For the 13th straight year, Chicago will host the 48 Hour Film Project. The international competition allows filmmakers to gather their production teams and challenges them to create a short film in only 48 hours. Producer Jerry Vasilatos is in charge of the Chicago competition and is hosting a meet and greet on July 30, 2017 at the Lincoln Tap Room on the North Side.

The Chicago 48 Hour Film Project Kicks Off on July 30th, 2017
Photo credit: 48HourFilm.com

The concept began in 2001 with the first competition in Washington, D.C., and was founded by the current Executive Producers, Mark Ruppert and Liz Langston. It has grown exponentially from there, with Chicago joining the mix in 2005. The competition includes cities from all over the United States and the world, culminating in “Filmapalooza,” where winners from each city will compete against each other. This year’s Filmapalooza is in Paris, France, in March of 2018.

Locally, the registration for the 2017 competition closes on Monday, July 31st (with late registration through August 15th), the filmmaking will take place on August 25th through the 27th, the screenings will be at the historic Music Box Theatre on September 10th and 11th, and the awards ceremony will take place on September 14th at the Music Box. For more details click the links below.

HollywoodChicago.com publisher Adam Fendelman will sit on the jury for the festival, and producer Jerry Vasilatos talked to us about the details and energy of the 48 Hour Film Project in a podcast interview.

The 2017 Chicago “48 Hour Film Project” will kick off with a “meet and greet” on Sunday, July 30th, 2017 (7pm), at the Lincoln Tap Room. For further details regarding the Chicago competition, click here. For more information about the overall 48HFP, including competition rules, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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