Houston, Texas June 9 - 11, 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? June 9 - 11, 2017

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

Filmmakers from all over the Houston, TX 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, Court Métrage.


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Registration Fees

  • Regular: $178 USD/team ends Tue, May 30
  • Late: $198 USD/team ends Fri, Jun 9
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jun 9, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jun 11, 2017
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 @ 9:30pm
Group C: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group D: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 @ 9:30pm
TBH Center
333 S Jensen, Houston 77003 USA

Best Of Screening

Group 1: Tue, Jul 11, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Group 2: Tue, Jul 11, 2017 @ 9:30pm
TBH Center
333 S Jensen, Houston 77003 USA

Required Media

  • Video Codec: DV-NTSC, DVCProHD, H.264, Motion JPEG-A, MPEG-4, Any Non-Proprietary Codec
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3)
  • Frame Rate: 30 FPS (29.97) (preferred), 24 FPS (23.976)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced

Participating Teams

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

  • A&R PRODUCTIONS ALEXANDER DOMINGUE
  • Achieve Studios Kingsly Martin
  • Alpha Flight Films Ruben Ybarra
  • bluprint cine Thomas Guerrero
  • Boneheads Heather Camden
  • Broheim Productions Gerry Swift
  • CineCut 12 Dionni Baxley
  • Cinestar Interactive Ibis Fernandez
  • Creative Workarounds Jesse GrothOlson
  • CROSS Network Krystal Bolden
  • Dark Sun Film Sean Elder
  • Echo Film School Barry Atkins
  • Friendship Studios Merrill Willgrubs
  • Gibb Films Tricia Yurcak
  • GraveTexan Films Lindsay Smith
  • HapAx Production Amari Rizzo
  • High Velocity Productions Colby Novak
  • Lady Z Entertainment Zulema Nall
  • Lit Films Tim Lozano
  • McNorta Film Institute Ross McNevin
  • MediaTech Houston Dennis Tipton
  • Perdido Productions Tommy Poynter
  • Perfect Time To Panic Productions Gary "Steve" Kennedy
  • Story Teller Productions Swapnil Tambadkar
  • Sulfur Falcon Productions Charles Denniston
  • Tellurion Filmworks Omar Becerra
  • The Media Department Edward Ruedemann
  • The Night Owls Ailia Owen
  • The Rat Pack Mark Docherty
  • Twisted15 Jon Hobson
  • Wobbly David Swearengin

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