Arkansas Short Film to Compete at 'Filmapalooza' in Los Angeles

A seven-minute film shot in Arkansas for the Little Rock 48 Hour Film Project won an international contest, earning a screening at the 48 Hour Film Project’s annual Filmapalooza event in March in Los Angeles.

Michael Armstrong of Little Rock and Jim Patterson of El Dorado created the film, “Fire Engine Red,” and won Audience Choice, Best Story and First Runner-Up awards in the 2012 Little Rock 48 Hour Film competition.

“Fire Engine Red” went on to win, by way of an online popular voting process that ended in January, the international 48 Hour Film Project’s Second Chance Competition. In the second-chance contest, films that were runners-up in other 48 Hour Film Project competitions around the world competed for a second chance at a screening at Filmapalooza.