Ever wanted to make a film and get it screened at glittering gala and award ceremony with the brightest and best in filmmaking? Fancy a night at the Oscars but never thought you could afford it? Well now its all possible as the doors opens to this years fabulous TWELFTH edition of the DVMISSION 48 Hour Film Challenge.

Yes, surprising as it seems DVMISSION has been running for twelve years now and is officially the longest running 48-hour film challenge in the UK if not in Europe. It is certainly the best-established 48-hour film challenge on the South Coast and has spawned any number of other challenges. It is the MOTHER of them all! Well the local ones anyway.

If you have never taken part and are not sure what DVMISSION is let me explain. It is a film festival with a difference in that all the films screened at the gala premier and awards ceremony were made in the preceding 48 hours. What happens is that at 5pm on the Friday night before the premier teams from across the country are given a film ‘title, genre and line of dialogue’. What we call the ‘obstructions’. The teams then have just 48 hours to return on Sunday at 4pm, with a finished two-minute film. Later the following Saturday night all the teams arrive in their best suits & frocks for the exciting culmination to the challenge… the awarding of the coveted ‘Pompey Oscars’!

It has been called the rock-n-roll filmmaking event of the year, it’s the “Sex Pistols meets the Oscars” and if you love independent film then you’re in for a real treat!

Anyone can take part, it doesn’t matter if you have any experience or not, you don’t need expensive equipment, you can be any age 16 and over. Seriously there is no reason not to take part especially as you will be joining a warm and welcoming community of local filmmakers.

If you do want to take part in this years challenge then all you have to do is go along to FILMFREEWAY.COM and set up a profile. Oh, and make sure you are free over the challenge weekend. All the information you need is on the website along with videos of previous entries into the competition.