Atlanta, Georgia June 29 - July 1, 2018

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? June 29 - July 1, 2018

The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!

Filmmakers from all over the Atlanta, GA area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2019 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 Short Film Corner.

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 4
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jun 19
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jun 29
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Welcome To Summer: Industry BBQ Presented By Get Connected & Indie Film Loop

Tickets: $20.00 USD PURCHASE
Thu, May 31, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 10:00pm
The Defoor Center
1710 Defoor Avenue NW, Atlanta 30318

Welcome To Summer - Industry BBQ: Film, Music & Entertainment

Presented By Get Connected & Indie Film Loop

On Thursday, May 31st, Get Connected & the indie Film loop invites storytellers, throughout the Film, Music & Entertainment industries, to the "Welcome To Summer Industry BBQ" of 2018!

Through this collaborative event, our mission is to create an interactive environment where we erase boundaries and build bridges to new opportunities and creative collaborations between innovative thinkers. 

The time to build through organic discovery is now. So, let's bring the pieces together.


Event: Welcome To Summer - Industry BBQ: Film, Music & Entertainment
Date: Thursday May 31st 
Location: The Defoor Center - 1710 Defoor Avenue NW Atlanta, GA. 30318
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm 
Dress: Business Casual
Cost: $20 Registration - Limited Tickets Available

NOTE: Due To Capacity Limitations, We Suggest Attendees To RSVP Early To Secure Your Tickets. Also Please Select The Ticket That Represents Your Field Of interest Best As It Will Be used To Direct You To Different Areas Throughout The Evening Of The Event. 

• 6:00pm - 7:00pm: Open Networking, Registration, Red Carpet, Music & Food
• 7:00pm - 9:30pm: Door Prizes, Panels, Performances & More!
• 9:30 - Until End Of Event: Open Networking, Final Giveaways

Refund Policy: NO REFUNDS 

Focus: Film & Music Industry 

Our Three panels are set With 16 Industry Professionals!

7pm - 7:50pm: "Music & The Business Of"

8pm - 8:50pm: "A Conversation With Industry Professionals"

9pm - 10pm: Q & A With Industry Professionals"


Casting directors, producers, actors, attorneys, unions, entertainment business, writers, music, film and entertainment business leaders and so much more!

Come ready to ask questions and understand how things work in Georgia, Legal questions, business management questions, song placement questions, etc.


Panel Time: 7:00pm - 7:50pm

Room: TBA 


• Michelle Simpson - Entertainment Attorney - POE SIMPSON LAW

• Shachar Oren - President - Georgia Music Partners (GMP)

• Ella O’Kelley - Business Attorney - Sports, Entertainment & Business Law Firm

• Jeremy Gilbertson - Tunewelders

• Nino Villanova - President - Georgia Music Association (GMIA)

• Melisa Love - Senior Director - Songfinder


Panel Time: 8:00pm - 8:50pm

Room: TBA 


• Ric Reitz - President - Sag-Aftra

• Mystite Buice - Agency Director/ CFO - Houghton Talent

• Chuck Douglas - Attorney Law

• Darla McGlamery - Business Agent - IASTE Union Local 600

• Joy Pervis - Pervis - Talent Agency


Panel Time: 9:00pm - 9:50pm

Room: TBA


• Kelly Young - Owner - Words In Motion

• Jeffrey Karantz - Producer, Writer & Casting Director (Fate Of The Furious, Black Panther, & More)

• Karen Cantley - Script Supervisor (MaxGyver, Greenleaf, The Gifted, & More)

• Alpha Trivette - Actor (Mine 9, American Made, Banshee, & More)

• Frederick Taylor - Tomorrow Picture Production Co. (Coca Cola, BBDO, World Bicycle Relief, & More)


Complimentary Food
Limited so please Arrive Early

Cash Bar


Convergence Room / Gabtsy

* Develop Organic Connections between Industries
* Explore Vendors
* Giveaway Announcements
* Special Presentations
* Meet our Sponsors
* Industry Showcases
* Interviews

The Forum/Auditorium

* Performances / Live Music
* Visual Showcase

Room 1

* Panels / Workshops

RSVP & Secure Your Tickets Today

Get Connected
indie Film Loop

Refund Policy: NO REFUNDS

RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jun 29, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 1, 2018
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Tue, Jul 10, 2018 @ 6:30pm
Group B: Tue, Jul 10, 2018 @ 9:00pm
Group C: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 @ 6:30pm
Group D: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 @ 9:00pm
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
Midtown Promenade, 931 Monroe Drive Northeast, Atlanta 30308

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for Atlanta in only 48 hours.

  • Atlanix Clayton Nix
  • Cogito Creative Gustav Wilde
  • CrackerTown Entertainment Kevin Tompkins
  • Hear Us Roar Bethany Irby
  • MPM Derick Halliman
  • Radiant Face Michael Crews
  • Reservoir Underdogs Ethell Nunez
  • Studio Mayday Richard E. Calk III
  • The A-Team Dan Almasy

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