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The year was 2001.  A couple of friends had a far-fetched idea to make a complete short film in only 48 hours.  For some, it became a weekend of fun. For others, a piece for their reel.  But for Mark Ruppert and Liz Langston, it marked the start of a filmmaking odyssey.   Today, more than 30 thousand films later, the 48 Hour Film Project is a respected competition sending its yearly grand prize winners to Cannes.

Listen in as Co-Creator and Executive Producer Mark Ruppert chats about the competition’s history, it’s exciting future and how it manages to maintain a sense of fun that’s an integral part of what it is today.