i48 FEBRUARY COLLABORATION PROJECT
i48 is proud to announce our latest unique stand-alone filmmaking event for February 2019: the i48 February 2019 Collaboration Project. With generous support from the Boise City Department of Arts & History, i48 will be sponsoring a large-scale collaboration between local screenwriters, directors, producers, actors, and crew to create up to ten (10) original short films up to ten (10) minutes long in February 2019.
Beginning in October 2018, screenwriters from across the Treasure Valley are encouraged to submit original short film screenplays no more than ten (10) pages in length. The films can be in any genre, but must adhere to a “PG” rating, must be able to be filmed in the Treasure Valley during February 2019, and have speaking roles for a minimum of four (4) actors. The deadline for screenplay submissions to i48 will be 1/15/19.
Starting in December 2018, i48 will recruit up to ten (10) Director/Producer Teams. Following the screenplay submission deadline of 1/15/19, the screenplays will be “blind submitted” (i.e. without identifying the author) to the Director/Producer teams. From the submissions, the Director/Producer teams will select a screenplay to produce. The screenwriters whose scripts are chosen for production will receive $100.
Beginning in January 2019, i48 will recruit up to forty (40) actors of all ages and genders to participate in the films. All actors will be required to participate in a short filmed audition in early February. The audition tapes will be submitted to the Director/Producer Teams to use in casting their films. The first forty (40) actors to volunteer and participate in the filmed audition will receive a speaking role.
Once screenplays are selected and casts are solidified, the filmmaking teams will have between February 15, 2019 and March 3, 2019 to film their movies. The teams will have the month of March 2019 to edit their films for a public screening at The Flicks in early April 2019.
The Collaboration Project is not a competition and no awards will be given. Each filmmaking team will receive a stipend of $300 upon successful submission of their film to i48.
The goals of the Collaboration Project are (1) to provide the opportunity for screenwriters who might not otherwise have access to a production team to see their work realized on the big screen, (2) to push director/producing teams to make a film not of their own idea or creation, and (3) to encourage directors and producers to work with new actors and vice versa. Overall, the goal is to encourage collaboration between new voices and new faces within the Boise filmmaking community.