*Join Weekend Warriors and Turn to Filmmaking to Test your Stamina and Creativity*

KZN Film Commission brings to you, The 48 Hour Film Project! A wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 48 hours.

On Friday night, (27 November 2020), teams get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all of which needs to be included in their movie.

48 hours later, (Sunday 29 November), the movie must be complete. Screening will follow on 12 December at Ster-kinkor Gateway.

We are excited to open up registrations for young and experienced film makers to challenge themselves in participating in the 11th 48 Hour Film Project, this year seemed impossible but here we are,”  said Nerusha From Visual Network SA.

Films are 4 to 7 minutes long and are made in just one weekend. All films submitted will have their premieres for the public at Gateway Mall, flighting on 1kzntv and an online platform.

The film declared the overall “Best Film” of Durban would be sent to the international 48HFP competition, Filmapalooza, to be screened and judged with over 130 city winners from around the globe. From there, 10 films will be selected to screen in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes International Film Festival.

According to Nerusha Sadapal (Maharaj), producer of the Durban 48 Hour Film Project “Filmmakers find that seeing their film on the big screen in front of a live audience is thrilling and an experience they will never forget.”

All films shown are eligible for audience recognition, and those that are submitted on time are judged for various awards by a local filmmaker panel. One of the exciting prizes are a 1-year Bursary in Filmmaking, which will be awarded to best newcomer, compliments of Creative Arts College!

People of all ages, skill and experience levels are welcome to participate.  We are encouraging the use of filming on a mobile device and these entrants will be judged in a separate mobile category! Experienced and new filmmakers find that the deadline pushes them to end the weekend with a finished film – something that is very hard to do in the “real world”.

It gives us great pleasure as the KZN Film Commission to be part of this collaborative effort with the 48hr project, it is a true reflection of what we believe in and stand for as a busines; which is encouraging creativity within the film space from all ages. We look forward to seeing talent, passion and drive from the different districts within the province participating in this project and showcasing our talent!” said Carol Coetzee CEO Film Commission.

Filmmakers and aspiring ones can participate from wherever in the world they are as Workshops are online and Films are submitted online via Cinema48!

Participate in a Filmmaking adventure – Make your own Film!

Kindly brought to you by the KZN Film Commission.


Save the date:

Surviving the 48 Workshop: Sunday 22 November

Filming weekend: 27 – 29 November

For additional details, or to register a team visit:

http://www.48hourfilm.com/durban-za and follow us on our social media platforms

Facebook: Durban 48 Hour Film Project


Kindly brought to you by the KZN Film Commission.

For Interviews, please contact Miss Ayanda Mthiyane 084 341 1154 ayanda.mthiyane@gmail.com and crackmunication@gmail.com