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The 2880 Film Blitz, Montreal’s perennial 48-hour filmmaking contest, blows out 7 candles from May 29 to 31!

Montreal’s premier 48-hour filmmaking contest, the 2880 Film Blitz, is back for its 7th annual showcase of our city’s biggest and brightest cinematic wild childs! From May 29 to 31, 12 teams will take part in a feverish race against the clock to write, shoot and edit a 5-minute short film in under 2880 minutes.

The event caps off with a gala screening on Sunday, May 31st at Club Soda (1225 Saint-Laurent), where jury and audience prizes will be awarded to the finest films. The 2009 jury is comprised of Brett Gaylor (Director, RIP: Remix Manifesto), Danny Lennon (Programmer, Prends Ça Court!), Marie-Anne Raulet (Executive Director, RIDM) and Natalia Wysocka (Film Editor, ICI / Famous Québec).
2880 Film Blitz’s Producers have chosen documentary and its offbeat cousin the mockumentary as the genres of choice for this special Doc or Mock? edition of the contest, as all shorts produced must fit into one of the aforementioned genres. The Blitz is always made all the more nerve-racking for contestants thanks to a secret theme and object that they must incorporate into their films…and which are only revealed once the countdown begins at 7 p.m. on May 29!

2880 Film Blitz – Doc or Mock? Edition
Sunday, May 31 – 7:00 PM
Club Soda (1225 Saint-Laurent)
$10 in advance at ticketpro.ca, $12 at the door

The 2880 Film Blitz is the flagship fundraising event for DOC Québec.

The Doc or Mock? edition makes all the more sense given that since this year, DOC Québec is responsible for selecting the short list of contenders for the Jutra Awards’ annual Best Documentary Prize. Proceeds from the 2880 Film Blitz will help DOC Québec to continue to offer valuable services and events to the filmmaking community in Québec.
The Blitz’s official rules and registration forms, complete list of prizes and sponsors, as well as the winning films from previous editions, are available at www.2880.ca

CONTACT: Michael-Oliver Harding, Media Relations
(514) 802-2055 / oliver@loadedpictures.ca

Roger Bourdeau, Executive Director
(514) 464-2106 / info@2880.ca
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