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SHOWBIZ: Short film challenge


THE Kuala Lumpur 48 Hour Film Project is back for the third year. Filmmakers are once again challenged to write, direct and edit a short film in 48 hours.

Each team has to draw a random genre on Oct 5, the Kick Off Day. Just before the teams kick off at 9pm that Friday, the City Producers, Shahril Fahazmi Musa and Elly Marlina Zainalabiden, will announce a character, a line of dialogue and a prop into the films, and filmmakers must be back with their finished films by 9pm on Sunday.

Shahril says: “Last year, it was fantastic to see all the hard work from filmmakers and the excitement of everyone in cinema.”

Elly says: “To watch the tremendous support in keeping the scene alive and vibrant is what makes us go through it every year.”

The Best Film Of Kuala Lumpur will compete against 118 other Best Films of cities around the world at Filmapalooza 2013 in Hollywood, the United States.

The top films from Filmapalooza will get the opportunity to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner.

The producers of the Best Film Of Kuala Lumpur will also win two flight tickets to Filmapalooza and a RM30,000 filming grant from the National Film Development Corporation.

The films will be screened at TGV Cineplex in Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur on Oct 13 while the awards presentation ceremony will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Tower in Jalan Raja Chulan, KL on Oct 14.

This year, there will also be a charity bazaar co-organised with Devflections to create an avenue for networking among independent entrepreneurs in the arts. The bazaar will be held from Oct 5 to 7 and Oct 12 to 14.

From Oct 19 to 21, I-Train and Cyberview will organise 1337 KL48 Hackathon, the first Malaysian transmedia-based hackathon, in Cyberjaya.

Registration fee is RM400 per team (until Sept 29). Details at


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