Last Thursday was a very exciting day for a huge group of filmmakers pouring into London. I’m not talking about the MOFILM London Awards, which will take place in October, but about the premiere of 50 Kisses, an exclusively crowdsourced film made up of fifty shorts with one theme – kissing.
Let’s talk numbers… in late 2012, London Screenwriters Festival challenged the vast screenwriting community to write a two page script that has to include 1 kiss. 1870 scripts were submitted of which 505 were shortlisted. 50 scripts were eventually chosen, of which 127 completed films were made by over 2000 film-makers including cast and crews. 50 of these films made the cut of “50Kisses” the 1st ever narrative crowd-sourced feature film.
MOFILM was invited along to the premiere and we witnessed a vibe we’re somewhat used to, one of excited filmmakers dressing up to celebrate each others ambition and ability to make a quality short film on a small budget. With cocktails. The film was very good too, creating an emotional roller coaster where you would giggle at a youngster getting a peck from a prostitute one minute, gross out at a blood filled zombie kiss the next, cry at the final kiss of a couple during an apocalypse during another and give one big ol’ sigh of relief when a couple work it out.
It made for a lovely evening of smooches, pecks, snuggles, smackers and the awkwardness of youth.
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