Announcement from 48Machinima:
Project 48 Machinima  is looking for filmmakers from around the world to make a 3-5 minute short film from scratch -- write, shoot and edit in only 48 hours. First Prize wins $3,000 and a screening of your Machinima film at the International Championships in USA.
On Friday, March 30, at 7:00pm, teams will get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre that must be included in their film. By Sunday, April 1, the movie must be complete and uploaded by 7:00pm.
Each completed film is guaranteed a screening at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April, 2012, in Australia, and virtually in Second Life in the following week. During the weekend, Project 48 Machinima has a full schedule of film, video and gaming screenings as well as industry talks, forums, presentations and the announcement of winners.
All films will be screened at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, www.casulapowerhouse.com 
Tony Dyson, creator of Star Wars iconic robot R2-D2, will be heading the judging team. Tony Dyson, creator of Star Wars iconic robot R2-D2 and Machinima filmmaker, will be heading the judging team. Tony, will also be giving a talk about Machinima filmmaking.
Other Judges include:
Sean Callinan - Head Animation Teacher at JMC Academy
Paul Numes - Masters in Digital Media from COFA and is Sound Designer on Dystopia and Blade Symphony from Puny Human
Registration for the competition is $48. For more information on registration, please visit www.48machinima.com .