Creativity thrives on a deadline. It forces artists to abandon pretense and operate on their creative instincts. That's why timed creative competitions are so popular; brilliant ideas that might be abandoned on a longer timeline are given a shot because they're the only thing on the table.
Last weekend, teams of filmmakers ran around Boise doing their best to shoot and cut a film from start to finish in 48 hours as part of the annual i48 film competition.
Those films all screened yesterday at The Flicks. But even if you weren't there, you still have a chance to see the best ones because the Best Of screening is today at The Egyptian Theatre. More than a dozen 3-7 minute nuggets of mad somnambulantly-crafted genius will be on display with $1,000 going to the winner.
The screening starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $6.