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The Louisville 48 Hour Film Project

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- The 48 hour film project kicked off Wednesday night at Village 8 Theatres in St Matthews.

If you aren't familiar with the project, it is a competition and all movies are filmed locally.

Each registered team must complete a short film in 48 hours.

At the beginning of the weekend, each team receives a genre, character, prop and a line of dialogue they must use in the movie.

The films can only be 4-7 minutes long.

At Village 8 Wednesday and Thursday, those films premiere.

WDRB caught up with some of the filmmakers and producers of the project who say they like the challenge of making a movie in that small amount of time.

"The pressure of having to come up with a solid idea that's achievable to turn around in 48 hours and isn't a story that isn't longer than seven minutes," said Tim Gooch, a director, producer and actor.

 "It's really, really hard. It feels like it's impossible. You don't get any sleep whatsoever," Antonio Pantoja of Glass Label Productions told WDRB.

"We do have some folks that are hyper competitive and they just want to win and have the best film but we also have people who treat this as their family reunion. Each summer they get together with their family and make a movie," said Chad Thomas, Producer of the 48 Hour Film Project.

The "best of" showing is at Village 8 on August 10th.

The winners get to go to New Orleans and have their movie screened on the national level.

The screenings are open to the public and continue through tomorrow.

You can get tickets in advance or at the theatre.

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