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The Idaho 48 Film Competition and Festival hits screens this weekend

Boise became a film set last weekend for the 12th annual Idaho 48 Film Competition and Festival. This year, more than 30 filmmaking teams converged on the city to shoot short films, from concept to screen, in just 48 hours. Each received a genre, scrap of dialogue, prop and character they had to incorporate into their opus. The annual tradition has become a generator for developing filmmakers in the Treasure Valley, with many of today’s young cinematic entrepreneurs getting their first taste of the biz by making a 3-minute i48 short. Some alumna include Zach Voss, who recently showed his “View from a Pedal Buggy” documentary at Telluride Mountainfilm, and Connor Williams, whose first feature, “Spoilers,” won a special award at the Victoria Texas Indie Film Fest this year. This weekend, you can see the results over two days of screenings. On June 6, you can see all the films that were completed and turned in on time at The Flicks (none of them will be repeated). On June 7, you’ll see the winning films in both professional and student categories, plus a selection of “Best Of” honorable mentions.

•  All films: 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. June 6, Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise. $5.;

•  Best of and awards: 5 p.m. June 7, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $6. After-party: Saint Lawrence Gridiron, 705 W. Bannock St., Boise. Free.