Every year in August the Antarctic 48 Hour Film Festival is held over a weekend. Research stations throughout the Antarctic dedicate their weekend to making a film; planned, shot, and edited within 48 hours.

Films have to be no longer than 5 minutes long and also have to include five features decided by other research stations. The features for 2016 were as follows:

  • Sound - An elephant trumpeting
  • Object - A stethoscope
  • Dialogue - "May the force be with you"
  • Character - Mythical Creature
  • Action - Someone walking as if they are on a catwalk at a fashion show

Together with the 48 hour competition, there is also an open category that stations can submit a film to. These films can be anything, perhaps it has been worked on for more than 48 hours or it doesn't deliver the requirements of the 48 hour category.

The film we made here at Halley had a prison break theme, we had a lot of fun making it, have watch below.

Halley - Antarctic 48 Hour Film Festival 2016 Entry from Stuart H on Vimeo.

If you're interested in the other research station's entries, take a look at the "Antarctic 48 hour film festival 2016" collection on Vimeo