Portland to host enviro-film competition
By Christina Williams
Editor, Sustainable Business Oregon
Portland's green cred got another boost when the city made the list of eight hosts for the "GoGreen" 48-hour film festival and competition.
The contest, sponsored by the 48 Hour Film Project, involves teams of filmmakers sprinting to shoot a film over the course of a weekend. The contests, launched in 2001, are held in 80 cities around the world. But this is the first time the group has focused on films with an eco-theme.
"We're known for being a green city," said Doug Whyte, executive director of Film Action Oregon and Portland's Hollywood Theatre. "They picked cities with good participation for their 48 Hour Film Project contest. It's sort of perfect for us. We're an environmentally conscious city."
Teams in eight cities begin on their films at 7 p.m., Feb. 18. At that time they receive an eco theme, a character, a prop and one line that must be in their film. First place offers a cash prize of $5,000. The Portland films will be screened at the Hollywood Theatre on Feb. 24.
Details are available on the 48 Hour Film Project website.
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