Drama school LAMDA is partnering with production company RD Studios to launch a new competition for aspiring filmmakers.

The 48-Hour Film Festival will provide a new platform for emerging talent to create a short film and showcase their talent, with the chance to have their work reviewed by a panel of industry judges and screened to a live audience.

Unlike similar competitions, applicants do not need prior experience or credentials to take part, with the festival aiming to provide a platform for emerging talent.

The judging panel includes Emmy-winning actor Brian Cox, casting director Daniel Edwards, LAMDA CEO and Principal, Mark O’Thomas, RD Studios’ founder Ryan Dean, LAMDA’s Joint Head of Screen and Audio, Michelle Bonnard, and actor Amber Grappy.

The top ten teams will be invited to prestigious event at LAMDA in May, where their films will be screened in the Sainsbury Theatre and the grand prix will be announced.

The winner will receive £2000, with £1500 for the runner-up and £1000 for third place.

Applications are now open via the competition’s website. Participants must register to take part by submitting the application form by Tuesday 16 April 2024 at 23:59 (BST).


Pippa Considine

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