Durban, South Africa 23 - 25 November 2018

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? 23 - 25 November 2018

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

Filmmakers from all over the Durban, ZA 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: R1500 ZAR/team ends Mon, 29 Oct
  • Regular: R1600 ZAR/team ends Tue, 13 Nov
  • Late: R1800 ZAR/team ends Fri, 23 Nov
Register Your Team Now!

Kickoff Event

Fri, 23 Nov 2018 @ 18:00 - 19:00

Dropoff Event

Sun, 25 Nov 2018
by 19:30 to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: R70.00 ZAR
Sun, 2 Dec 2018 @ 14:00 - 20:00
Ster-Kinekor Musgrave Centre
Musgrave Centre, 115 Musgrave Rd, Berea, Durban, 4001

Tickets will be on sale about a week before the screening date at R70 per person. Go to, find Musgrave Centre and look for the 48 Hour FIlm poster. Be mindful of any age restrictions.

NB. Be sure to choose the right screening group, which will be allocated to you after the drop-off event. Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Enjoy!

Awards Ceremony

Sun, 9 Dec 2018 @ 14:00 - 16:00

Participating Teams

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

  • BMHDBN Brett Langton
  • Filmobile Stephen Wiggill
  • Kingfishers Jodi Bos

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