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What is SATO4848-Hour Film Challenge & Festival?

SATO48 stands for Springfield And The Ozarks 48-Hour Film Challenge.

SATO48 (when it's a Film Challenge)

Tasks filmmaking teams to create. in just one weekend (48 hours), a 5-minute (or less) film. The twist is that the teams don't know what their film must be about until the INSPIRATION PACKAGE is revealed, simultaneously to all filmmakers, at the kickoff! After the Inspiration Package is revealed, all shooting, editing, and sweetening (such as adding a musical soundtrack) must occur within the 48 hours.

SATO48 (when it's a Short Film Festival)

A week or so later, at a premiere festival screening, the films are revealed to audiences who then vote for their favorites. A couple of weeks after the festival screenings, a panel of international judges reviews the top films (as selected by the viewing audience), and winners are announced at an Awards & Recognition Ceremony, followed by an after-party.

SATO48 (when it's a broadcast TV show)

Now in its 3rd Season, SATO48 The TV Show, airing on The Ozarks CW, every Saturday at 9:30 p.m., is a lively discussion with the filmmaking Team, Co-Hosts Kyaw Tha Hla & Jeff Clinkenbeard, and includes a showing of the film itself.

Updated on: 06/03/2021

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