AC film club takes on 48-hour film contest

10274191_10152433434901810_1364488884404404850_nAmarillo is bringing the 48-Hour Film Project into town again.

On the weekend of April 17-19, filmmakers from all over the area will compete to see who can make the best short film. The winning group or individual will go against other groups from all over the world.

The competition is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration costs $160. After April 7, the rate goes up to $175.

There are only a few spots open for teams, and once registration is complete, there will be waiting list for those who do not register on time.

“Thirteen people have showed interest (at AC),” said Christie Rankin, a mass media major and president of AC’s Film Club.

The project meet-ups will take place at the Tastee Dessert Bar in Wolflin Village on Georgia Street. The last bash before the dash will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at the Taste Dessert Bar.

Premiere screenings will be on May 2 at the Branding Iron Theater in Canyon. A time for the screening has not been announced.

“I’m super-excited, because we have a great group this year,” Rankin said. “I’ve never done anything like this, and I’m ready to see what everybody can actually do.”

None of the teams know beforehand what type of genre they are going to produce. One individual from each group will choose three items randomly: a prop, a line and a genre.

“The beautiful thing about the 48-Hour Film Festival is we go in and we draw the type of film,” said Cody McGehee, director of photography and chief of staff of the Film Club.

“We don’t know anything.”

All three items must be present in the film for it to qualify and be able to win.

“Actually being in the competition this year is going to be pretty neat,” McGehee said.

“It will definitely be a challenge for me.”

The Film Club is renovating and trying to get its name out there.

“We are going to reach out to different businesses and see if we can do volunteer work,” said Denisha Kranthoven, a mass media major and social chairwoman of the Film Club.

The Film Club has meetings at noon each Friday in 213 Parcells Hall on the Washington Street Campus.

The registration fee for the project through AC’s film club will be $10 per person.

Anyone interested in participating should email Rankin at

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