When F & C Created the Projects
It all started in 2007 when Executive Producer Francesco Vitali paired up with Producer Chris Siametis to produce a standard 48 hours concept competition for filmmakers in Athens, Greece. They created the film competition successfully at a local level, but that was not enough. The two Executive Producers wanted to bring to the world a multi-competition for talented filmmakers, musicians, actors, singers, designers, cinematographers, producers, and more. That was the idea of The 48 Projects.
This experiment started in 2009 with the first concept, the eco-themed short film competition 48 GO GREEN, an ecological film festival. This pilot project started in Athens, Greece. It was scheduled to launch parallel to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (8/12 -12/12/2009), aiming to alert our community and youth to the urgency of this moment for our Planet.
The following year, the first 48Music Project was launched in Athens, Greece, sponsored by SONY Music and the 48Fashion Project, both as pilot projects and local events.
In year 2011, 48 GO GREEN spread globally for the first time online, with 333 teams all over the world participating from more than 130 cities worldwide! The same year winners screened their short films both at the Cannes International Film Festival and at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
In 2012 Top 15 winners filmmakers screened at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood's prestigious Samuel Goldwyn Theatre.
Since then, the 48FILM has been part of the vibrant community of artists and production experts based in Beverly Hills, CA, in the heart of this global entertainment headquarters. Whether staff, judges or participants in the competition, these professionals know the industry well!
In 2018 48ISFF (Independent Short Film Festival) was created for global filmmakers with a prepared ready to project film of up to 30 min long.
In 2022, the 48 GO GREEN is back in town!
Starting this year, 48 GO GREEN will permanently replace the 48FILM Project. 48 GO GREEN is designed to bring amateur and professional filmmakers together in a creative competition with a cautious ecological spirit for artistic recognition and Environmental protection.
From this year on, we only care about our Planet, and we need to be responsible for our only home of us.
Adrenaline is running high filming all over the Planet for the Planet!
Filmmakers, cinematographers, composers, editors, producers and actors are all united from everywhere in the world. We are getting ready to create the perfect movie to compete within 48 hours in this ultimate online international eco film competition! From London to New York, Tokyo to Madrid, from Paris to Vietnam, Brussels to Sydney, or from Moscow to Los Angeles, we will participate in this unique eco short film fest, the divine 48 GO GREEN. We invite you as well to join the filming circle.
Whether you've already made a name for yourself, or if you want to have fun a weekday or a weekend, or even if you are trying to make it big and network internationally. Join the wave, create a 48 GO GREEN movie within 48 hours, and SAVE the Planet and the environment.
The 48 GO GREEN will give you something unique and exciting to add to your list of life achievements.
Sign up for your #48GOGREEN - SAVE THE PLANET competition.!