Johannesburg, South Africa 22 - 24 September 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? 22 - 24 September 2017

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 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: R1200 ZAR/team ends Mon, 28 Aug
  • Regular: R1500 ZAR/team ends Tue, 12 Sep
  • Late: R1800 ZAR/team ends Fri, 22 Sep
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Dropoff Event

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 @ 16:00 - 20:00
by 19:30 to be on-time
Mall of Africa - Food Court
Lone Creek Crescent and Magwa Crescent, Waterfall City, Midrand

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: R68.00 ZAR
Group A: Mon, 9 Oct 2017 @ 20:00
Group B: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 @ 20:00
Group C: Wed, 11 Oct 2017 @ 20:00
Group D: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 @ 20:00
Ster Kinekor
Mall of Africa, Midrand, Gauteng

Please book via the Ster Kinekor website. Select the Cinema @ Mall of Africa, Cine 1, and book for the correct date as per your Screening Group (A, B, C or D).

Required Media

  • Video Codec: any native Final Cut Pro Codec, any native iMovie Codec, any native Premiere Codec, Apple ProRES , H.264, MPEG-4, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Media: Data DVD, USB Thumb Drive
  • File Type: AVI (.avi), MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Standard (4:3), Widescreen (16:9)
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3)
  • Frame Rate: 25 FPS, 24 FPS
  • Audio Bit Rate: 192 kbps

Participating Teams

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

  • Brown Panther Incubator Bonisiwe Wisdom Nkuna
  • Footprint Media Academy Cheryl Delport
  • Mntuyedwa Wendy Mlangeni
  • Rapscallion Dorette Nel
  • That's What She Said Kathi Henriksen

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