Johannesburg, South Africa 21 - 23 September 2018

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? 21 - 23 September 2018

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

Filmmakers from all over the Johannesburg, 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, 16 Jul
  • Regular: R1600 ZAR/team ends Tue, 11 Sep
  • Late: R1800 ZAR/team ends Fri, 21 Sep
Register Your Team Now!

Movie Quiz & Barnyard Show (Fundraiser)

Tickets: R180.00 ZAR PURCHASE
Sun, 2 Sep 2018 @ 13:30 - 17:00
Barnyard Theatre Cresta
Cresta Mall, Randburg, Gauteng

Joburg 48HFP is hosting a fund-raiser to help those (cash-strapped) newbees and aspiring filmmakers to enter this year's competition. Buy/sponsor ticket/s @ R 180pp or book a 10-14 seater table at a 10% discount. Then join the MOVIE QUIZ after the show to win some really cool prizes! 
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The Barnyard Theatres proudly presents the return of its legendary rock and roll circus show - Big Top Rock; the rock concert with a difference! This hit show features live music, aerial acts, funky dance routines and an electrical atmosphere that will rock you like no other. Big Top Rock will mesmerize and thrill young and old in an action packed show - featuring rock hits from six decades of music, bold acrobatics and slick choreography that will have audiences on the edge of their seats. 

The Big Top Ringmaster will take you on a musical journey with music from rock groups; Def Leppard, ACDC, Kings of Leon, Aerosmith and Red Hot Chili Peppers to rock and pop icons; Elvis Presley, Pink, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Pitbull and many more. Experience a variety of acts that include pole, acrobatics, silk, trapeze and lyra - all performed to the beat of the rocking live band and singers. Big Top Rock is the biggest, most entertaining and daring show ever produced by The Barnyard Theatres. This Barnyard musical show will ROCK your socks off! 
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Cash bar & really yummy and filling snacks, snack baskets and pizzas available to pre-order. Request a menu, order with us and we'll get your food delivered right to your table at your preferred time. How convenient and exciting!

RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 @ 18:00 - 19:00

Dropoff Event

Sun, 23 Sep 2018
by 19:30 to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Sun, 7 Oct 2018
Ster Kinekor
Mall of Africa, Midrand, Gauteng

Participating Teams

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

  • Bladerunners Tyrone Herbst
  • Blue Gecko Liz Schultz
  • Film Appreciation Club AGNESSA Herkes
  • Matshebelele Productions Ndabaethethwa Alfred Matshebelele
  • Old Soul Films Tristan Schafer
  • Purple Thunderlicious Felipe Kirsten
  • Ready For Tomorrow Aidan Rabinowitz
  • The Poetry Cucumber Timothy Drew
  • We tried productions Samuel Cornell

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