A film about the film (project).

Showing @ Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, Thu 31 May only

On the 31st May, Cameo will celebrate its fifth year of hosting the world famous 48 Hour Film Project. Especially for the occasion, Cameo will be screening the best films of the last five years, including this year’s winner. What’s more, if you get there early, you might get a free beer and cupcake…

48 Hour Film Project began in 2001 and last year had 96 cities from around the world participating. The premise is simple enough: on the Friday night, the filmmakers receive a character, a prop, a line of dialogue, and a genre (this year’s being Kitty Young, a cake, and ‘What am I supposed to do with this?’). They then have 48 hours to write, shoot and edit the film. Easier said than done, perhaps.

As well as Edinburgh, 48 Hour Film Project was this month hosted by Amsterdam, Kaohsiung, Krakow and several cities across the USA. Scotland’s entries will be judged by former BBC producer, Susan Kemp, and Creative Executive Producer for Avalon Television Scotland, Toby Stevens. The winning filmmaker will be flown to Filmapalooza, Los Angeles, where their film will represent Scotland on the world stage. So if you fancy checking out the best 48 Hour Film Project entries from Scotland, Cameo Cinema is the place to be.

A rare, lagoon-like creature captured on camera for the film, Reservoir Gods.