The 72HORAS Film Festival
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The 72HORAS Film Festival is an audiovisual project developed and produced by the NGO, Coletivo 72HORAS and Providence Productions. It aims to encourage new talent and democratize cinematic access within the city of Rio de Janeiro. The project links creatives of all demographics with production and exhibition opportunities via the creative challenge to produce a short film within 72 hours.
The rules are simple: all scriptwriting, filming and editing must be completed during the 72 hour festival deadline. Upon delivery, all the films are exhibited but, those entered with even a seconds delay, do not compete for the festival prizes.
Over 3 days of filming, the festival creates an electric environment with excited film crews on every corner of the city center. The resulting films provide a fascinating annual snapshot of Rio de Janeiro, its inhabitants and their concerns and joys expressed through film.
Since 2014, the 72HORAS Film Festival has delivered free workshop, production and screening programmes to more than 15,000 people and instigated the production of 300 short films produced by 6,000 young filmmakers.