Chicago, Illinois July 13 - 15, 2018

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 13 - 15, 2018

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 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 Registration Opens: Tuesday, May 8

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 18
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 3
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 13
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 13, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Magnanimous Media Studio Two
2255 South Michigan Avenue 2E, Chicago 60616

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 15, 2018
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Magnanimous Media Studio Two
2255 South Michigan Avenue 2E, Chicago 60616

Premiere Screenings

Sun, Jul 29, 2018
Music Box Theater
3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago 60613

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