48 Hour Film Project and the 2011 Peer Awards

Well, the 48 Hour Film Project is upon us once again, and we’re scrambling to finish up all the final details before kickoff tomorrow evening. But before we launch, I wanted to make some last-minute announcements.

First, our premiere screening time at the AFI Silver Theatre has been set: Wednesday, May 4, at 9:30 p.m., as part of Screening Group D. Tickets are now on sale, so be sure to pick yours up at the AFI site. (In fact, if you want to plan ahead, tickets are also available for the “Best of the 48 Hour Film Project” screenings on Thursday, May 26, at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Historically, there is a different set of films at each of those two “Best of” screenings, so you wouldn’t be hurt getting tickets to both. Not that we know whether our film will screen in either, you understand, but it promises to be a good show regardless.)

As for the weekend itself, we’ll be posting updates on our progress at our official Twitter feed — so be sure to sign up to follow us if you want the quickest in-the-moment news. We’ll also have a camera crew following us around to capture footage for an upcoming tribute video for the 48 Hour Film Project, to air at this year’s TIVA Peer Awards — as if we didn’t have enough excitement dealing with our own movie.

And speaking of the Peer Awards, entries are now open — and this year, the window of eligibility is two years (instead of just one). So if you’d like to submit anything you’ve done with us across the past two years (i.e., from June 2009 onward) for consideration in one of the “Skills” categories, please let us know as soon as possible and we’ll get you a submission DVD. (To clarify, the short films we produced within that window are “Uncertainty Principle,” “Liability,” “Number One With a Bullet” and “Green House” — plus whatever we accomplish this weekend.) Furthermore, this year there’s an all-new 48 Hour Film Festival set of categories, with eligibility extending back indefinitely — so be sure to consider our earlier 48 Hour Film Project entries as well. Those categories are a little more limited, so be sure to check out the official site for details!

That’s all for now — more once we’ve got another movie under our belts!