Films, at least of the Hollywood variety, typically take several years and tens of millions of dollars to make. And most of them, in the immortal words of prairie dog movie blurbist Shane Hnetka, still end up being crappy.

This weekend, the Saskatchewan Filmpool Co-op has been conducting an experiment in stripped down filmmaking. As the title of the event indicates, novice and veteran filmmakers have had a grand total of 48 hours to develop an idea for a short 16mm film, shoot footage, and edit it into a serviceable film. Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the final products will be given a free public screening at the Filmpool (301-1822 Scarth).

If you happen to be downtown, check it out.