Hundreds of filmmakers are expected to descend on Edinburgh next month for the world's largest timed-film competition.
The 48 Hour Film Project returns on May 22 for a wild and sleepless weekend in which teams around the world write, film and edit an entire movie in just 48 hours.
The competition is the brain child of Washington DC based producer Mark Ruppert. In 2001 he got a team of producers together to see if it would be possible to make a short film over just two days that would still be ‘watchable’ - 25,000 short films later, and his idea is going strong.
Since that time, more than 900 competitions have taken place around the world and more than 325,000 filmmakers have taken part in the challenge.
This year, the event returns to Edinburgh's Electric Circus nightclub, where filmmakers will be given a character, prop and line of dialogue that must be included in their work.
Awards for the best films produced include a free trip to Filmapalooza in the USA.
All films receive public screenings at the Cameo Cinema on Thursday 28 May, with different films screened at 7pm and 10pm.
The 48 Hour Film Project is the world's largest timed-film competition, occurring in over 100 cities all over the world every year.
It is also one of Scotland's most popular and most successful filmmaking events, having inspired and publicly screened over 400 new Scottish shorts in the past seven years, many of which have gone on to screen at major film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, and Glasgow.
To take part in the Edinburgh challenge, you can register here online.
The event will also take place in Aberdeen in September this year, closely followed by Glasgow in October 2015. Full details to be released soon.