Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 22 - 24, 2018

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? June 22 - 24, 2018

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

Filmmakers from all over the Milwaukee, 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 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: $148 USD/team ends Tue, May 29
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jun 12
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jun 22
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Meet & Greet - Lasagna Party Tray Giveaway

Sat, Jun 2, 2018 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Mama Mia's
18880 W. Bluemound Road

 June 2nd at 7PM at Mama Mia's Restraurant - 18880 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield,

    And the Winner is?   A look at Award Winning 48 Hour Film Projects and how you can employ strategies to create your best film in the 2018 Milwaukee 48 Hour Film Project.  (GIVE AWAY - MAMA MIA'S LASAGNA PARTY TRAY with Garlic Bread.  Keep you cast and crew well fed.  To be picked up Friday June 22nd at the Brookfield Mama Mia's, 18880 W. Bluemound Rd.)

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jun 22, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Twisted Path Distillery
2018 S. 1st Street, Milwaukee WI. 53207

Registration table will be near the stage.  Genre's will be chosen and the three elements (Prop, Character and Line of Dialogue) will be handed out in plenty of time for you to hit the streets to begin making your films.  Come early if you like. We will be ready check you in by 5:30pm.


Twisted Path Distillery - (Northeast Corner of Lincoln and 1st Street) - 2018 S. 1st Street, Milwaukee WI 53207

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jun 24, 2018 @ 5:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Art*Bar
722 East Burleigh Street, Milwaukee 53212

Films must be received by 7:30PM to be considered "On Time."  Producer will wait an additional hour 8:30PM for "late entries."  For entries later than Sunday @ 8:30PM to be entered for the Premiere Screening, Please call or text Warren at 414-403-5083.

Premiere Screenings

Thu, Jun 28, 2018
Marcus Bistroplex Southridge
5210 S. 76th Street Greendale 53129

"The Restaurant that Serves Movies"

Participating Teams

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

  • Bad Example Productions David Kaye
  • Chair on Stair Films Derek Pfister
  • Nice Melons Films William Loper
  • OpenBox Strategies Nik Nelson
  • Scrumbags Chris Mier
  • Throw A Stone Sergio Torres

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