48-Hour student film maker’s fest begins Sept. 23

Attention All Rhode Island College Students:
Have you ever wanted to make your own movie?
Do you have 48 hours to spare?

If you answered yes, then check out the 48-Hour Film Festival Screening, an annual event held by the Ocean State Film Society, a RIC student organization.

Film lovers of all majors make short films in just two days’ time. Each filmmaking team must be comprised of a majority of RIC students, and team leaders must be from RIC.

The festival begins with a meeting in Horace Mann 193 on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. That’s when student board members assign one line of dialogue, one prop and one character type to each film maker, which must be used in their film.

“Usually the dialogue has some sort of theme,” said Erica Tortolani, president of the Ocean State Film Society. “Last year, it was Samuel L. Jackson quotes.”

Completed films are due on Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. and must be brought to the office of the film society in the Student Union, Room 432.

Student screenings will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 8:30 p.m. in the Forman Center's classroom C. A panel of RIC alumni will judge the films, and all competitors will receive certificates of participation.

In the past, a People’s Choice Award and a Judge’s Choice Award were given to reward films that earned the highest ratings.

“[The 48-Hour Film Festival Screening] has been a really successful event since its inception around four years ago,” said Tortolani. “It shows the creativity and talent of our RIC student body.”

Admission to the 48-Hour Film Festival Screening is free.

For additional information, contact the president of the film society Erica Tortolani at etortolani_0516@email.ric.edu or the Ocean State Film Society at filmsocietyclub@so.ric.edu.