San Francisco, California August 10 - 12, 2018

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 10 - 12, 2018

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

Filmmakers from all over the San Francisco, CA 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 Mon, Jul 16
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 31
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 10
Register Your Team Now!

East Bay Mixer

Thu, Jul 12, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

East Bay Filmmakers come to our mixer, grab a beer, a pizza and shake some hands. This is a family friendly location, so people under 21 are welcome to attend. If you are looking to join a team or seeking a talented member of the community to join your existing team please join us!

RSVP via facebook

Dolores Park Mixer

Sat, Jul 21, 2018 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm

All ages welcome! Come enjoy Saturday at the park and meet fellow filmmakers. Are you looking to join a team or have a slot open on yours? Bring a picnic and come meet your new team members!

RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 10, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 12, 2018
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 @ 9:00pm
Group C: Tue, Aug 21, 2018 @ 9:00pm
Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street, San Francisco

Awards Ceremony

Fri, Sep 7, 2018 @ 10:00pm
Piano Fight
144 Taylor Street, San Francisco 94102

Participating Teams

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

  • 2AM butter shop Graham Biller
  • Alchemy Talkies Sam Lugani
  • Barewitness Films Matthew Gardner
  • Flat Quack Films Stefan Perez
  • Madras Mantle Hemanth Srinivasan
  • My Room Productions Grace Frome
  • The One Where They Make A Movie Kevin Miller

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