Cape Town, South Africa 31 August - 2 September 2018

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? 31 August - 2 September 2018

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 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: R1000 ZAR/team ends Fri, 13 Jul
  • Regular: R1200 ZAR/team ends Tue, 21 Aug
  • Late: R1300 ZAR/team ends Fri, 31 Aug
Register Your Team Now!

Meet and Greet

Thu, 23 Aug 2018 @ 18:45 - 20:00
Cape Audio College (CPT)
8 Waverley Road, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa
48HFP Meet and Greet session to be held at Cape Audio College  

Address: 48 Dane Street, Unit 8B, Waverley Business Park, Observatory

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The session is open to both the registered teams as well as those still wanting to register and take part in the competition. 

Also if you don't have a team and would like to build or join one then this event is a good place to start.  

If you have already registered, please remember we still need your payment in order to confirm your entry and secure your place.


Kickoff Event

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 @ 18:00 - 19:00

Dropoff Event

Sun, 2 Sep 2018
by 19:30 to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Sat, 8 Sep 2018 @ 14:00 - 20:00
Ster-kinekor

Participating Teams

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

  • 42 Productions Hewan McCann
  • Bengi Films Billy Bengi
  • Beware The Oyster Deidre Rosenberg
  • Cherry Gecko Siya Mahlangu
  • DUCTAPE PRODUCTIONS Zoe Hibbert
  • Early Bird Nicholas Rubenstein
  • Film School Africa Katie Taylor
  • Freelancers Andrew Shand
  • Illusion Institution Arno Daiber
  • Martian Roadkill Tim Leibbrandt
  • Motif Craig Parker
  • New Crew Productions Cian Small
  • Oakfields Auteurs Katherine Evert
  • Parklands College Cathy Dodders
  • Simunye Jessica Lawosn
  • Skirt. Trude Gunther
  • Spilt Juice Didi Exelby
  • The Torches Declan Manca
  • Two Eight Eight Oh? Ian Morgan
  • Unlucky Ninja Max Milne
  • Woggel Sophia Wolov

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