Albuquerque, New Mexico June 9 - 11, 2023

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? June 9 - 11, 2023

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

Filmmakers from all over the Albuquerque, NM area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours.

Write, shoot, and edit a short film over the weekend and see it PREMIERE on the BIG SCREEN!

All Welcome!  First-timer to Hobbyists to Amateurs to Professionals!

Take your filmmaking to the NEXT LEVEL!

Wherever you are currently in your filmmaking journey, the 48 Hour Film Project is a valuable next step!  

     •. Make your FIRST film... the first of many!

     •. Create a film (or another film!) for your reel

     •  Practice new techniques -- in a low-risk setting

     •. Find new filmmaking partners to work with, beginning on a (very!) short-term basis

     •  Create work to help show off your skills to find that next job!

The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2024 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2024 Short Film Corner!

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Registration Fees Registration Opens: Saturday, March 25

  • Early Bird: $158 USD/team ends Mon, May 15
  • Regular: $178 USD/team ends Tue, May 30
  • Late: $198 USD/team ends Fri, Jun 9

Writing for the 48: A Prep Workshop with The Albuquerque Film and Media Incubator

Tickets: $65.23 USD PURCHASE
Sat, Mar 25, 2023 @ 10:00am - 2:00pm
Albuquerque Film and Media Incubator
4700 Lincoln Road Northeast Suite #118 Albuquerque 87109

In this 4-hour workshop, you will learn strategies for writing a script tailored for the 48 Hour Film Project. You will participate in class exercises that will cover genre pulling and story development. Get key insights, information, and the practice you need to prepare yourself for a successful 2023 submission in The Albuquerque 48 Hour Film Project. This event is co-hosted by our community partner The Albuquerque Film & Media Incubator.

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jun 9, 2023 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jun 11, 2023
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via Cinema48

Premiere Screenings

Sat, Jun 24, 2023
Guild Cinema
3405 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque 87106

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