SBVC Students & Alumni Show Off Moviemaking Skills During 48 Hour Film Project

Over the course of just one weekend, San Bernardino Valley College student Briana Navarro and a group of other local creatives wrote, filmed, and edited an entire short film. This was the second time Navarro participated in the 48 Hour Film Project, an annual competition that gives filmmakers of all levels from around the world the chance to create a movie from start to finish. After taking part in the event in 2021, Navarro decided to do it again this year “to gain more experience and to most importantly have fun.”

The Inland Empire 48 Hour Film Project started at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 and ended at 7 p.m. Oct. 2. During that time, Navarro and her team, Tricity Entertainment, made a murder mystery about a young women who was found dead. The detective tasked with investigating the case starts hunting for clues, and quickly discovers that multiple people have motives. “The experience was hectic, but fulfilling,” Navarro, a Film, Television, and Media student, said. “I would love to work on many more 48 Hour projects to come, and to eventually fill in for bigger roles and challenge myself.” It was great to see how a team can come together “in such a short and tight amount of time,” Navarro added, and the support shown to one another “was appreciated and just awesome.”

About 20 percent of this year’s 48 Hour Film Project participants were SBVC students and alums, and the 22 movies created during the 48 Hour Film Project were screened at the Regal Edwards Ontario Palace and Harkins Mountain Grove in Redlands.


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