CCI Students Invited to Participate in 48 Hour Film Challenge

University of Portsmouth, CCI students are being offered the opportunity to participate in the DVMISSION 48 Hour Film Challenge.

DVMISSION is the longest running 48-hour film challenge in the UK, and a proud part of Portsmouth. It is something unique to the city, and over the past 12 years many staff and students have participated.

The 48 Hour Film Challenge can help you to make a film in three easy steps, simply register with the DVMISSION 48 Hour Film Challenge, get together with some friends and a camera, and screen your film at the DVMISSION’s glittering gala and awards ceremony!

The challenge is open to everyone, regardless of their age, ability and access to equipment, with past applicants even submitting work using footage from their phones.

There are prizes for all sorts of categories, with legendary Pompey Oscars being awarded for professional, and non professional productions.

The challenge takes place across a weekend, starting at 5 pm on Friday 9th March, when DVMISSION release three ‘obstructions’ which must be used in the film, this includes, a line of dialogue, a title, and a genre. The mission is to make a two minute film that creatively uses, and responds to these obstructions.

On Sunday 11th March you upload your finished film to the DVMISSION website, where it will be evaluated by judges before a screening night hosted at the Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea on Saturday 17th March, as well as the Pompey Oscars which offer a range of award categories for films to win.

Last year a group of CCI students won three awards at the Pompey Oscars, for Best Film, Best Actor, and Best Social Media, with their DVMISSION 48 Hour Challenge Film, What are the Hours?, which you can watch here, their obstructions were:

  • Title: The Last Game
  • Line of dialogue: Q- What’s it like? A- It’s like nothing at all
  • Genre: Lynchian Musical

The idea for the DVMISSION 48 Hour Film Challenge originally came from DIY filmmaker, Johnnie Oddball. Frustrated with the difficulty of making short films, he dreamed up the idea of a 48 hour challenge, taking the concept of filmmaking back to basics, focusing more on creativity and talent rather than experience and equipment.

The challenge weekend takes place from 5 pm on Friday the 9th of March, to 5 pm on Sunday the 11th of March

The DVMISSION Presents premier night, awards ceremony and after party, will take place from 7.30 pm on Saturday the 17th of March at The Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea, and you can book your tickets here.

University of Portsmouth students get an exclusive 50% off discount code, all you need to do is plug in DVM2018UOP when you register.

You can find out more about DVMISSION, and the 48 Hour Film Challenge over on their website, you can also follow them on Facebook @DVMISSION, Twitter @DVMISSION, and Instagram @DVMISSION, and you can see last years submissions over on YouTube.

Katie Clarke

Katie Clarke is a Media Studies Student, currently on her Placement Year, working as Promotions Assistant for the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, at the University of Portsmouth.

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