Minneapolis, Minnesota June 3 - 5, 2016

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? June 3 - 5, 2016

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

Filmmakers from all over the Minneapolis, MN 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 2017 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2017, Court Métrage.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $140 USD/team ends Mon, May 9
  • Regular: $160 USD/team ends Tue, May 24
  • Late: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Jun 3
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

Filmmaker Paintball

Sat, May 14, 2016 @ 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Action Packed Paintball
8200 Old Hwy 169 Blvd, Jordan 55352

Filmmaker BBQ

Sat, May 28, 2016 @ 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake Harriet Bandshell
4135 E Lake Harriet Blvd, Minneapolis 55419

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jun 3, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake Monster Brewing
550 Vandalia St, Collinsville, IL 62234

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jun 5, 2016 @ 5:00pm - 7:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
550 Vandalia St #160, St Paul, MN 55114
Philadelphia, PA

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 @ 9:00pm
Group C: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Group D: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 @ 9:00pm
Group E: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Group F: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 9:00pm
Theaters at the Mall of America

Participating Teams

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

  • Boys of Summer Paul Winkels
  • Breathing Frames Rose Alsander
  • Crashdown Productions Andrew Johnston
  • Death Calm Studios Brandon Cole
  • Fancy Mustard Connor McCarthy
  • Flaming Gnome Studios Ryan Huang
  • Harbinger Pictures Braddon Olson
  • Intersection Studios David Ishida
  • Ironlegsweaver/Re Wad films Luke Olson
  • JK productions Kyle Thornton
  • Mill Cityzens Jeremy Beckel Kleider
  • Ninja Pictures Brittany White
  • Puzzle in Motion James Daniels
  • Rusty Nuts Productions Steve Murphy
  • Team Spartan veronica wayne
  • Third Time's A Charm Amber Steimer
  • We-Grillin-Tonight Films Nathan Block
  • We'll Fix It In Post Productions David Mair

Films from Previous Years

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