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Guerillas on the loose

Twenty teams, 48 hours, a five-minute outcome — the 48hours guerrilla filmmaking competition is back on.

The 20 film crews registered in Gisborne include 10 school teams from Gisborne, Opotiki and Havelock North for the annual competition in which teams have 48 hours to write, shoot, edit and score a short film of one to five minutes duration. Last year 550 teams nationwide stretched their talents and their friendships to the limit in this pressure cooker for creativity. That pressure begins for Gisborne crews on Friday when they meet in the Tairawhiti Museum foyer where the genres, elements and criteria will be revealed at 7pm.

Then the 48 hour madness begins to meet the Sunday June 16 deadline.

The films will be screened for team members only at the Dome cinema on July 13. The top 10 films will compete in the Gisborne final on July 20. The final is open to the public.

Veteran Gisborne team KRATOS won this region’s final last year. KRATOS also took out the national award for the best use of “door slam”, one of the elements given to teams at the briefing.

OUT OF TIME: A scene from the 2018 48Hours regional filmmaking competition’s winning short, The Great Great Mistake by film crew KRATOS. File picture