Madison, Wisconsin June 16 - 18, 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? June 16 - 18, 2017

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

Filmmakers from all over the Madison, WI 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, Jun 6
  • Late: $198 USD/team ends Fri, Jun 16
Register Your Team Now!

Open Auditions!

Mon, Jun 5, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Madison Central Library Media Lab
201 W Mifflin St Madison 53703

Ready to act up?

Want to be on a 48-Hour team, but not ready to lead one? Come to our Open Auditions, where team leaders will be on-hand to see how you can make their short film better.


Kickoff Event

Fri, Jun 16, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Funk's Pub
5956 Executive Dr. #101, Fitchburg 53719

5956 Executive Dr #101, Fitchburg, WI 53719

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jun 18, 2017
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Funk's Pub
5956 Executive Dr. #101, Fitchburg 53719

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 @ 6:00pm
Group B: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 @ 8:00pm
AMC Dine-In Madison 6
430 North Midvale Boulevard, Madison 53705

Participating Teams

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

  • AGU GALI FILMS Brian Alberth
  • Camp Createability Debbie Armstrong
  • False Take Films Cole Sheldon
  • Film Underground Nicholas Holmstrom
  • Green Clock Films Kyle Teal
  • imagiNATE Productions Nathan Sihakom
  • KGB Films Garrick Hollenbeck
  • M-stop Productions Madeleine Stoppleworth
  • Nice Melons Films William Loper
  • The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad Mary Strause
  • The Jazzy Bees Katie Hettenbach
  • The RGBeasts Emmalee Pearson

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