Chicago, Illinois August 14 - 16, 2015

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 14 - 16, 2015

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

Filmmakers from all over the Chicago, IL 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 2016 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2016, Court Métrage.

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Registration Fees

  • Regular: $160 USD/team ends Thu, Aug 6
  • Late: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 14
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

2015 Chicago 48HFP Meet-n-Greet

Thu, Aug 6, 2015 @ 6:30pm - 9:00pm
The Onion Studios
2155 West Hubbard Street, Chicago 60612

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Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 14, 2015 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Magnanimous Media
600 West Cermak Road, Chicago 60616

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 16, 2015 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Magnanimous Media
600 West Cermak Road, Chicago 60616

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $12.00 USD
Group A: Tue, Aug 18, 2015
Group B: Tue, Aug 18, 2015
Group C: Wed, Aug 19, 2015
Group D: Wed, Aug 19, 2015
Group E: Thu, Aug 20, 2015
Logan Theatre
2646 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago 60647

Participating Teams

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

  • 2-2-2-9 Films Mark Peamchareon
  • Ai Wisconsin Rubin Whitmore
  • Aspire Productions Benjamin Young
  • Back 40 Productions Mitch Apley
  • Bargain Secrets Production Eric Martin
  • Blacklight Entertainment Colby Campbell
  • Brown Wolf Production sarnai tessitore
  • Couch Fire Films Nick Drew
  • David Skaggs Films David Skaggs
  • Definition Studios Richard E. Calk III
  • Dragons Eating Salads Patrick O'Sullivan
  • Eight-Twelve Productions Art Medina
  • Erica's Greatest Dance Bradford Stevens
  • Falling Light Entertainment Evan Frystak
  • Fennimore Productions Jaime Coates
  • Figments of Imagination Michael Palmaira
  • Filmmakers In Action Meetup Stephen Patterson
  • Friends with Films Jason Brophy
  • Gratuity Not Included Benjamin Hall
  • Hamsters Narendra Chennamsetty
  • Homeopathic FilmsChicago Dennis Latimer
  • Imaginary Banana (Road Team) David Whatley
  • Indie Film Group Grace Lamming
  • Jay wants waffles production Michael Chyba
  • Kick A Rock Sergio Torres
  • Kids With No Money Eric Galicia
  • Kubrick Zirconia Kevin Hricik
  • Midwest Mad Hat Productions Thomas Awrey
  • Never Finished Filmworks Latesha Dickerson
  • Peregrinari Films Mark Easton
  • Playa Peligrosa Cameron Downing
  • RCK Ryan Lawson
  • Red Lightning Productions Lynn Millspaugh
  • Smoke Break Productions Alexander Lakin
  • Spilt Milk Productions Jamie Simpher
  • Stays in Saugatuck productions Christine Grundeman
  • The Goon Squad Danny Knuerr
  • The Rainbow co-op for film Renee Jackson
  • Tiny Opus Films Tim Paisley
  • Ugly Sweater Entertainment Spiro Siavelis
  • Viking Ship Productions Jason Santo
  • Visual Disturbance Productions Michael Liacone

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