The 48 Hour Film Project 2008 in San Francisco

48 Hour Filmmaker: San Francisco 2008

Forget American Idol and Dancing with the Stars, the new contest that matters is between small teams taking on the challenge to write, shoot and produce a short film within a 2-day period in The 48 Hour Film Project 2008. Contests are going on around the country with an eventual world champion to be crowned later this year.

In SF the shooting, acting and editing is all done (this past weekend) and it’s all down to showing the finished products. That happens on 4 nights over the next week at the Roxie Theater on Tuesday-Thursday July 22-24 plus Monday, July 28th.

By the way, on Tuesday night the lineup includes some of the usual suspects from The Dark Room in their own short subject silent film.

See 48-hour film fest films online and get tickets for the SF showings here.


Actor, nerd, poet, producer, writer mikl-em made his name short so you wouldn't have to. In addition to his blog you can find his writing in "Hi Fructose" magazine and witness him almost life-sized in various plays at The Dark Room Theater in SF's Mission district.

He tends to write about theater, humor, San Francisco culture and history, and stuff that's just plain weird. He thanks Scott for sharing the keys to the Laughing Squid virtual HQ and promises to uphold whatever it is that the mirthful cephalopod would prefer to be uplifted.