Cape Town, South Africa 1 - 3 September 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? 1 - 3 September 2017

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

Filmmakers from all over the Cape Town, ZA 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 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Court Métrage.


What's so special about the 48 Hour Film Project?

The 48HFP challenges

your team to write, shoot, edit, score and a short

film in only 48 hours. You will be assigned two random genres and you must shoot your

film using either, or both, of the genres. Each city will be

assigned its own set of elements - character, prop and line of dialogue.


Genres Elements FAQs


Registration Fees Registration Opens: Wednesday, 14 June

  • Early Bird: R1000 ZAR/team ends Mon, 7 Aug
  • Regular: R1200 ZAR/team ends Tue, 22 Aug
  • Late: R1300 ZAR/team ends Fri, 1 Sep

Dropoff Event

Sun, 3 Sep 2017 @ 15:00 - 21:00
by 19:30 to be on-time
Cape Audio College (CPT)
8 Waverley Road, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa

Premiere Screenings

Sat, 9 Sep 2017
Ster-kinekor Nouveau (CPT)

Films from Previous Years


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