Chicago, Illinois August 25 - 27, 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 25 - 27, 2017

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 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees

  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 25
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Final 2017 Filmmaker Meet and Greet

Sun, Aug 20, 2017 @ 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Music Box Lounge
3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago 60613

Please RSVP for this event by August 19th at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-chicago-48-hour-film-project-filmmaker-mixer-tickets-35870758404

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Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 25, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Magnanimous Media Studio Two
2255 South Michigan Avenue 2E, Chicago 60616

Magnanimous Media's Second Studio on South Michigan Avenue, filmmakers please note this is a NEW kickoff and drop-off location!


Entrance on 23rd Street.

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 27, 2017 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Magnanimous Media Studio Two
2255 South Michigan Avenue 2E, Chicago 60616

Magnanimous Media's Second Studio on South Michigan Avenue, filmmakers please note this is a NEW kickoff and drop-off location!


Entrance on 23rd Street.

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $14.00 USD
Group A: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 @ 4:30pm
Group B: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 @ 6:30pm
Group C: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 @ 8:30pm
Group D: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group E: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 9:00pm
Music Box Theater
3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago 60613

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $14.00 USD
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Music Box Theater
3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago 60613

Participating Teams

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

  • (555) 555-5555 Kevin Hricik
  • 72 Hour Squad Susan Cao
  • 812 Productions/Subjective Truth Pictures Michael Cabrera
  • Alley Cake Films Erik Scanlon
  • Angry Tree Films JC Farris
  • Aspire Productions Benjamin Young
  • B.T.R.C gavin weitzer
  • BSPfilm Matthew Gifford
  • Back 40 Productions Mitch Apley
  • Backfire Films Brian Vasquez
  • BearCat Productions Hannah Ii-Epstein
  • Big Foot Media Tim Whalen
  • Bouncing Tiger Studios Blaine Childers
  • CB Entertainment Stephen Hatch
  • CLA_Pro. Carroll Furlough
  • Cheevies Film Productions Derek Braasch
  • Chicago Film Department 7 Ronny Carlson
  • Concise Impression Cameron Glavin
  • Dario Hill Productions Dario Hill
  • Definition Studios Richard E. Calk III
  • Falling Light Entertainment Evan Frystak
  • Film Liberation Front doug snider
  • Good Land Media trever siegman
  • Kalopsia Films Carroll Cullerton
  • Kick A Rock Sergio Torres
  • Ledbetter Productions Alex Braun
  • Lesser James James Wightman
  • McCalhoun, Danbury, and Wine RFD. Nick Young
  • Midwest Madhat Productions Thomas Awrey
  • Mines Entertainment Christopher Mines
  • Neon 35 Josh Woo
  • Nine Helm Samuel Haines
  • Oligo Productions Cairnan Duffy
  • Perfunctory Pictures Dennis Latimer
  • Reel Stuff Eric Irvin
  • Reggie's Mac Payton
  • S.A.F Films Mark Peamchareon
  • SGS Releasing Patrick O'Sullivan
  • Saint Nick Al Adducci
  • Second Shift Media Daniel Pourroy
  • Smoking Dog Productions Johnathan Miller
  • Soldier Bear Entertainment Jaime Coates
  • Spoken Wheel House Michael Sacco
  • Sundog Studios Amy Powell
  • Team S'mores Alex Srednoselac
  • The Revenge Enthusiasts Craig Bass
  • Time, A Flat Circle Tim Ferrari
  • Ugly Sweater Entertainment Spiro Siavelis
  • Under Produced Kyle Moorhouse
  • Up-and-Coming Puppy Mill Amanda Speva
  • Visual Disturbance Productions Michael Liacone
  • WeeCookies Productions Rachel Kurasz
  • West Endians, Inc. Peter Davis
  • Young Urban Productions Ciracelia Cuellar
  • [REDACTED] Media Chad Halvorsen

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