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Dream to Screen in Only 48Hours – The 48Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which teams of filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers have a blast making a movie. All writing, shooting, editing and scoring must be completed in just 48 hours.

In 2013 the 48HFP will visit more than 120 cities where more than 60,000 people will make short films. The Project has truly spread to the four corners of the globe as filmmakers from Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas will compete to see who can make the best short film in a weekend.

On Friday the 29th of November, participating teams will gather at The Michael Joseph Center (HQ2 Waiyaki Way, Westlands) where they will be given a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue they MUST work into their film. Films submitted even 1-minute late on 1st December 2013 will be disqualified.

All films made during the 48Hour Film Project this month in Nairobi, Kenya will premier on the big screen to the open public at Century Cinemax. Junction.

PRIZE FOR THE WINNING FILM:

·       The Director of the winning film will receive screenwriting software.

·       The top 3 films will be premiered on Shorts TV both locally and internationally: www.shorts.tv

·       The Best Film from Nairobi will be awarded a trophy and screened at the 48 Hour Film Project Filmapalooza in 2014.  (The 48Hour film Project’s annual awards ceremony)

·       The top 12 films globally will screen at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner.

The teams already shot and submitted their films which are currently being mastered. The following is what’s happening next:

Premiere Screenings
Date: Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th December 2013
Time: 10:30 & 7pm
Venue: Century Cinemax – The Junction
Price
Morning Shows: 150/=
Evening Shows: 300/=
Sold ONLY in Advance:
MPESA: 0705 951 981
to Carol Kioko, City Producer
*Include 20/= withdrawal fee.
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Awards Ceremony
Date: 13th December 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: The Michael Joseph Center, HQ2 Wiyaki Way, Westlands
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SUMU LA PENZI Trailer | Kenyan Swahili TV Show

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To be honest, this trailer seems to be the most well put trailer for a ‘non-heavyweight’ local production that seems to be riding on the recognizable name of one local singer Avril 😉  Here it is, and if you’re the judge of such works feel free to share your thoughts:

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SEPTEMBER | Cinema Releases in Kenya

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September babe! Ok, that aside, here’s the list of the films expected this month. Remember, the noise and roar of the summer blockbuster season is over, so expect more toned down, story and character based films, and some late summer released films (in the case of Kenya eg Now You See Me and Red 2) that premier in our region way after their earlier release in other parts of the world. Ok, let’s get on with the list:

Week One

Now You See Me
Director: Louis Leterrier
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Mélanie Laurent, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Common, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman
Length: 115 Minutes
Genre: Crime, Heist, Mystery, Thriller
Kenyan Opening Date: Friday September 6th September

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Boasting quite the cast, and at a modest budget of $75 Million (modest in comparison to the other $200 Million budget summer releases. Remember, this film was released early in summer), Now You See Me was met with some mkixed reviews from critics but went on to garner $300 Million at the Box Office and secure a sequel. Clearly, the viewers spoke big and loud with their wallets ith much love towards the film. Will it see the same reception in Kenya when it premiers? You decide. On our part we do say, if it’s worth it, support it! Go watch it in cinema 🙂

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Grown Ups 2
Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock
Length: 105 Minutes
Genre: Comedy
Kenyan Opening Date: Friday September 6th September

Well, the positive thing is Salma Hayek is in it 😉  It’s a sequel that nobody asked for, even if the first was a success, let’s not get ahead of ourselves Adam Sandler!

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Week Two

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Director: Harald Zwart
Stars:  Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan
Length: 130 Minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Kenyan Opening Date: Friday September 13th September

Plot: When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld.

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The Conjuring
Director: Harald Zwart
Stars:  Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan
Length: 130 Minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Kenyan Opening Date: Friday September 13th September

Plot: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

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Pain and Gain
Director: Michael Bay
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie
Length: 129 Minutes
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Kenyan Opening Date: Friday 13th September

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Mark Wahlberg. Enough said. Go watch it.
Plot: A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.

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Week Three

Red 2
Director: Michael Bay
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie
Length: 129 Minutes
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Kenyan Opening Date: Friday 20th September

 Plot: Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

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Week Four

Metallica: Through the Never 3D
Director: Nimród Antal
Stars: Dane DeHaan, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
Length: 129 Minutes
Genre: Action, Music, Metal
Kenyan Opening Date: Friday 27th September

Plot: Trip, a young roadie for Metallica, is sent on an urgent mission during the band’s show. But what seems like a simple assignment turns into a surreal adventure.

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Runner, Runner
Director: Brad Furman
Stars: Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton
Length: 91 Minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Kenyan Opening Date: Friday 27th September

Plot: When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.

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