Monday, 1 June 2009

48 Hour Challenge Shortlisted Films

The ten SFL48 2009 shortlisted films can now be seen on the Sci-Fi Channel website here. Annoyingly you will have to sit through the same 20 second commercial trailer before you can see each one - thanks SyFy. My personal recommendations are the beautiful and stylish "Minute Adjustment" with its' poignant ending, and "Mark Up" which features some simple but well executed special effects and was placed joint second. In different ways I think both these films push the limits of what you can achieve in 48 hours.

Also at this site are the winner "Tracker" and the other second "Glimpse" as well as the entries from the 2008 competition. "Glimpse" features a lot of running - it's exhausting enough just to watch it! - and while the plot is very basic there's some great camerawork and sound and it has plenty of action movie edge.

[update 7.10.09 - link added to Minute Adjustment without SyFy adverts - thanks Rob]

3 comments:

Billy Abbott said...

We've also got 8 of the top 10 (we're uploading them as we get them ready to do so) on the Sci-Fi-London Dailymotion pages.

Sans SyFy advert.

Sci-Fi Gene said...

Thanks Billy!

robb101 said...

Thanks for your kind comments in regards to our film 'Minute Adjustment' I know this is a bit late lol, but i just came across it whilst browsing.

If you would like to see the film without SyFy's ads please have a look here: http://www.vimeo.com/4238426 as it never seemed to make it onto the Sci-Fi London's page.