Film-makers take to the streets for unique festival in Portsmouth

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A 48-hour film festival takes place this weekend culminating in an Oscars-style awards ceremony.

Twenty-seven teams will embark on a rollercoaster weekend of frantic film making.

The organiser is Jinx Prowse who was inspired by a similar London event eight years ago.

The Portsmouth one is called Dvmission and starts on Saturday morning.

The teams, made up of keen amateurs and industry professionals, arrive at the start line – the Edge of the Wedge in Albert Road, Southsea – to collect their ‘obstructions’ – a film title, a film genre and a line of dialogue.

Teams then produce scripts and storyboards and then produce, film and edit a two-minute movie which must be delivered to the finish line by 5pm on Sunday

The premiere is two hours later at The Pyramids, Southsea.

The judges are Michelle McClean and Anna Boyd-Smith from Film Hampshire, film enthusiast Maria Miller, and Dan Gerhardt, a professional animator who has worked on Avatar, The Chronicles of Narnia and new release Gravity.

Tickets are available at £5 on the door or in advance from the Pyramids booking office and White Elephant, Cromwell Road, Eastney.

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