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THE 48 hour film CHALLENGE

After the overwhelming response to the inaugural TAKE48 Film Challenge in August 2019, we are very excited to announce that TAKE48 is full steam ahead for 2020, with a few changes in order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions.
See below for further details about how TAKE48 will operate this year.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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TAKE48 is a filmmaking challenge that presents a fun way to test your filmmaking abilities whilst working alongside your friends to battle against the clock over an intense and exciting 48 hours!

The challenge will run entirely in the online world for 2020, and all participants must adhere to the current restrictions around COVID-19 in relation to group sizes, area restrictions and social distancing rules*. This is to ensure the safety of everyone involved, as well as that of the wider community. We see this as just another fun twist that will push you to get extra creative!

TAKE48 2020 will run from 7PM AEST, Friday, August 28th, 2020, to 7PM AEST Sunday, August 30th, 2020. This will give participants a 48-hour window to script, shoot and edit their films. Prior to the start of the challenge, a theme will be announced via our online platforms. All films must include the theme in order to qualify for screening and prizes. With only 48 hours to write, shoot and edit, participants are challenged to change the way they think about filmmaking!

Films must be submitted by 7PM AEST, Sunday, August 30th 2020, and the best films will be chosen and curated by the TAKE48 and SUFF teams for a special TAKE48 screening session. The screening session will be held during SUFF’s online edition**, with various prizes on offer for the best of the best, including items to aid and encourage winners to continue with their filmmaking endeavours.

In order to promote creativity, boost morale, and give everyone something fun to look forward too, TAKE48 2020 will cost $5 per person to take part.

* Due to current COVID-19 restrictions in place, all participants must create their films from within the boundaries and rules of their location.

** If restrictions are eased further during the time leading up to the screening session and larger public gatherings are again allowed, we plan to do our best to find a venue in which to host a live screening session for the films.

FILMAKERS HUB

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Due to COVID-19 and restrictions, the TAKE48 Hub will be moving online in 2020 and the TAKE48 team will endeavour to provide as much online content and personalised support as possible to all participants.

Screening sessions

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Not only will your film have a shot at winning some amazing prizes, but you also have the chance to see it screened during the special TAKE48 screening session! All submissions will be watched by the TAKE48 and SUFF teams, with the best films being chosen and curated to screen.

Please note:    
- Due to COVID19 restrictions, the screening session will be held online for TAKE48 2020. However, if restrictions are eased in the time leading up to the screening session, we may be able to host the screening session live.
- Your film will not be considered for prizes or screening if it does not follow all rules outlined below

PRIZES

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We have some amazing prizes on offer this year for the winners of TAKE48. See below for more info:

The first prizes to be revealed are 3 one year subscriptions to Red Giant Complete, thanks to Red Giant, valued at over $800AUD each! These will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

More prizes from Sony Australia and RENTaCAM Sydney will be revealed shortly, so keep an eye on our socials for those!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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Not only will your film have a shot at winning some amazing prizes, but you also have the chance to see it screened during the special TAKE48 screening session! All submissions will be watched by the TAKE48 and SUFF teams, with the best films being chosen and curated to screen.

Please note:  
In order to qualify for prizes and screening, all films must follow the TAKE48 2020 Terms and Conditions outlined below:
- You must be over 18 years of age to participate.
- You may enter as an individual or as a team.
- Maximum team size is 10

Films MUST:
- Be submitted by 7PM AEST, Sunday August 30th, 2020
- Include the set theme (Theme announced as challenge begins)
- Have a run-time no longer than 3 minutes (Including titles and credits)
- Follow the required file-specifications (Further information supplied after registration)
-Due to current COVID-19 restrictions in place, all participants must adhere to the current boundaries and rules of their location. Failing to do so will result in disqualification.

FILM RIGHTS

- The filmmaker(s) acknowledge that they have FULL RIGHTS to all items used as part of their film, including, but not limited to: film visuals, audio, music and on-screen talent.
- The filmmaker(s) grant the SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL the rights to
a) Exhibit the film in the festival and any agreed upon festival related screenings.
b) Use any stills from the film for any promotional purposes related to the festival.
c) Share their film online if they win a prize.

QUESTIONS?

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Send us an email at 48@suff.com.au!

PREVIOUS TAKE48 WINNERS

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2019

The TAKE48 2019 mystery item was a playing card and the mystery line of dialogue was “There’s no way that will fit”.

First Place - The Devil’s Deck
By Seaton Kay-Smith


Second Place - The Queen of Diamond Creek Hospital
By Lynn Lageman, Caroline Sparkes, Oliver Bonenfant and Habib A. Moghimi

Third Place - Detritus
By Max Sadowski and Joshua Cook

Audience Favourite - Council Cleanup
By Kimberly Melville, Katherine Honan, Adam Braun, Bec Brockwell, Peter Andrews, Declan O'Byrne-Inglis and Alisha Melville