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Making Movies (Safely) for the 48 Hour Film Project

  • 21 Oct 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Zoom


  • Included with your membership

Film festival producers in the time of COVID-19 have had to get creative to keep their events up and running and make participation meaningful for filmmakers and audiences alike. But what if the festival is actually the 48 Hour Film Project and people need to make a short film on a short timeframe while also keeping COVID-compliant? Find out more in our October meeting!

Join us, Wednesday Oct. 21, striating at 5:30 p.m.,  via Zoom.

Our Presenters

Robyn Sarvis and Duane Trammell are producers for the San Diego 48 Hour Film Project. This annual competition pits filmmaking teams against the clock to make the best short film they can using their randomly assigned genre and the required elements that all teams share. But the competition weekend is just the start for Robyn and Duane, because then it’s a mad dash to take the submitted films, send the qualifying ones off to judges, organize screenings in local movie theatres, and prep awards in time for a “purple carpet” gala to celebrate the best films.

Then came COVID-19 and all in-person meetings, screenings, and the entire filmmaking process had to be re-invented.

Join Duane and Robyn, as well as local filmmakers who participated in this year’s event, to find out how festival producers are adapting to these changing times and how cast and crew approached the unique challenge of the competition while also keeping their teams safe.

Meeting Details

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The meeting will take place via Zoom.

You must register in advance in order to get the link to the meeting and the password.

Registration is open through October 20.

We will send you the Zoom information via email prior to the meeting.  We will not be publishing the password on Facebook or our website for security. 

If you have not used Zoom before, be sure to download the software in advance. This way, when we send you the meeting invitation, you should be able to just click on it, the program will open, and you can enter the password and easily join the meeting! 


5:30 p.m. - Zoom window opens for conversation, catching up + News You Can Use

6:00 p.m. - Meeting begins

6:10 p.m. - Presentation begins, followed by Q&A.


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