Toronto, Canada 29 September - 1 October 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? 29 September - 1 October 2017

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

Filmmakers from all over the Toronto, 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 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: 125 CAD/team ends Mon, 31 Jul
  • Regular: 150 CAD/team ends Thu, 31 Aug
  • Late: 175 CAD/team ends Fri, 29 Sep
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Kickoff Event

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 @ 18:00 - 19:00
Madison Avenue Pub
14 Madison Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 2S1, Canada

Dropoff Event

Sun, 1 Oct 2017
by 19:30 to be on-time
Madison Avenue Pub
14 Madison Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 2S1, Canada

Premiere Screenings

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 @ 15:11 - 0:00
The Revue Cinema
400 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M9, Canada

Best Of Screening

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 @ 15:00 - 18:00
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
506 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1Y3

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred), AVCHD, MPEG-4, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov) (preferred), AVI (.avi), MPEG 4 (.mp4)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred), 30 FPS (29.97)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced (preferred)
  • Audio Codec: WAV (.wav) (preferred), AAC (.aac), MPEG4 (.mp4), MPEG3 (.mp3)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 256 kbps (preferred), 128 kbps, 192 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 48 kHz (preferred), 44.1 kHz
  • Maximum File Size: 1.0GB (preferred), 2.0GB, 4.0GB

Participating Teams

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

  • Boxspring Films Michael Mongiardi
  • Free T-Shirt Darren Hinchy
  • International House of Chickens Susan Gregory
  • Level Eh Carolyn Hurren
  • Mighty Morphin Hermione Grangers Michael Peeling
  • Pink eMpire Productions Marissa Wong
  • Saving The Cat Kunal Jaggi
  • Tergum Productions Edward MacPherson
  • The Mavericks Mitchell Verigin

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