Des Moines, Iowa July 20 - 22, 2018

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 20 - 22, 2018

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

Filmmakers from all over the Des Moines, IA 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: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 25
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 10
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 20
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Filmmakers Meet and Greet

Tue, Jul 3, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Des Moines Social Club - The Basement
901 Cherry Street Des Moines 50309

Join us in The Basement at the Des Moines Social Club and meet other passionate filmmakers! This mixer is a great opportunity to swap tips & tricks, share filmmaking stories, and even find your team for this year's 48HFP!

Talk to past winners, ask the coordinators any questions you might have, and get your team excited for filmmaking weekend! Bring your friends and anyone else who might be interested in 48HFP.

Afterwards, stay in the Basement for Team Trivia starting at 7:30 for some fun (and free!) team-building! 

Find our facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/286954755179159/

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 20, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Des Moines Social Club - Kum & Go Theater
901 Cherry Street Des Moines 50309

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 22, 2018
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Des Moines Social Club - Kum & Go Theater
901 Cherry Street Des Moines 50309

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Wed, Aug 1, 2018
Group B: Wed, Aug 1, 2018
Group C: Thu, Aug 2, 2018
Group D: Thu, Aug 2, 2018
Fleur Cinema
4545 Fleur Drive, Des Moines 50321

Participating Teams

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

  • Baseball Team John Krantz
  • Conjunction Media David Dubczak
  • Fake News Matt Tribble
  • Feature Presentation Silas Pippitt
  • Keep The Change Films Sid Juwarker
  • One Genome Short Productions Gabriel Rowold
  • Slow AF Thai Luong
  • The FINE Group Aaron Bandy
  • The Unfathomable Possibilities Assembly Jared Sackett
  • Tiny Explosions Patrick Boberg
  • Trans-iowa Canal Company Les Roth

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