Des Moines, Iowa July 24 - 26, 2015

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 24 - 26, 2015

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 2016 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2016, Court Métrage.


Registration Fees

  • Regular: $160 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 14
  • Late: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 24
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 24, 2015 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Des Moines Art Center
4700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines 50312
We will begin checking in teams at 5:30pm.

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 26, 2015 @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Fleur Cinema
4545 Fleur Drive, Des Moines 50321

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10 per show PURCHASE
Group A: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 @ 7:00pm
Group A: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 @ 9:30pm
Group B: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 @ 7:15pm
Group B: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 @ 9:45pm
Group C: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 @ 7:00am
Group C: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 @ 9:30pm
Group D: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 @ 7:15pm
Group D: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 @ 9:45pm
Fleur Cinema
4545 Fleur Drive, Des Moines 50321

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $20 PURCHASE
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 @ 7:00pm
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.

  • Bewildered Productions Jon Lemons
  • Bold Film Production Christopher Williams
  • Brorittos Travis Reinders
  • Campus Productions Brock Stillmunks
  • Dawghouse Productions Corey Henderson
  • DEFT Bruce Bales
  • Demonkey Brandon Thomas
  • Dot K Productions David Keninger
  • Gate 13 & Company Gabriel Tejeda
  • Gladhouse Studio Gary DeSomber
  • Hawkeye Film Alliance Curtis Dreesman
  • hi-fi-lo-fi-no-fi Chris Casterline
  • Honorable Mention Laura Peppers
  • Horse and Cart Productions John Meggers
  • Jackson Galactic Kenny Jackson
  • Mayhem Nation Kevin Tobey
  • Mildly Insane Productions Cody Burk
  • Ok, Great Elyse Sinklier
  • One Genome Short Productions Gabriel Rowold
  • Owl Mode Scott Ver Mulm
  • Poplar Production Joshua Weber
  • Slater Maxwell Productions Phil McLean
  • SouthSiderStudios Amanda Kieler
  • Strobie Studios Scott Strosahl
  • Team Sarah Noll Wilson
  • Team Continuity Mike Sulzberger
  • The Jan Bradys Thai Luong
  • The Mumkey Bunch Tyler Millard
  • The Trans-Iowa Canal Company Les Roth
  • The Unfathomable Possibilities Assembly Jared Sackett
  • Tiny Explosions Patrick Boberg
  • Two Creek Productions Jeremiah Scavo
  • WelchFilm Adam Welch
  • white poison industries Nick Strickland
  • Wilkinson Films Matt Wilkinson
  • Zef Rafaz Productions Fez Zafar

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