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Filmmakers wanted: International film making competition returns to Fargo

Back for it's fourth year in Fargo, N.D., the 48 Hour Film Project is an international filmmaking competition in which teams must write, shoot and edit a film in less than 48 hours. One winner, dubbed "Best of Fargo," will go on to compete against teams from all over the United States and dozens of cities across the globe.

The 48 Hour Film Project weekend is simple. On Friday evening, teams will draw a genre, unique to their team, and all teams will receive a character name and occupation, a line of dialogue and a prop.

They must use these parameters to write a script, shoot their footage and edit the film to seven minutes before the deadline of 7 p.m. Sunday night. Fast paced, thrilling and challenging are all terms that apply to this exciting filmmaking opportunity.

Filmmakers from across North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and even Canada are encouraged to compete. Just because you don't live in Fargo does not mean you can't take home the top prize. Advice on shooting locations, accommodations and equipment rental can be obtained by contacting Fargo City Producer J.J. Gordon.

For more information on the competition check out or contact local city producer, J.J. Gordon for interviews or information at