The Bowdoin Film Society (BFS) will be showing four student-produced films at its annual 48 Hour Film Festival tomorrow night.

Now in its fourth year, the 48-Hour Film Festival restricts students to what its name states: forty-eight hours to write, shoot, and edit a film.

"It shows imagination, quick-thinking, and the spontaneity of students," BFS Co-President David Shuck '12 said. He added that this is one of the few events throughout the year at which students can see work entirely produced by their fellow classmates for the screen.

Among other criteria for submission to the festival (including a 15-minute time limit), genre assignments were given to each film. The four shorts that comprise this year are: an experimental thriller, a biography, a film noir, and a mockumentary.

The festival awards two prizes each year: a judges' prize and an audience award. The winner of the former was chosen by the festival's eight student judges Tuesday and will be announced after the screenings tomorrow.

BFS Co-President, Sarah Siwak '13 oversaw the judges meeting.

"The decision was extremely close," she said.

"The movies are definitely getting more impressive, more professional, and more polished each year," Shuck said. "They're more compelling pieces of art and a far cry from students playing with video cameras."

The submissions will be screened at 7 p.m. in Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall tomorrow.

-Compiled by Sarah Wood.