Austin, Texas October 2 - 4, 2020

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? October 2 - 4, 2020

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

Filmmakers from all over the Austin, TX 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 2021 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 Short Film Corner.

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Registration Fees Registration Opens: Tuesday, July 28

In response to the coronavirus we've reduced our 2020 prices.

  • Early Bird: $128 USD/team ends Fri, Sep 11
    (reduced from $148, a savings of $20)
  • Regular: $138 USD/team ends Mon, Sep 28
    (reduced from $168, a savings of $30)
  • Late: $148 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 2
    (reduced from $188, a savings of $40)

The 48hourfilmaker Webinar

Tickets: $8.00 USD PURCHASE
Sun, Jul 19, 2020 @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Veteran Team Lead, David Avila, shares the secrets he's learned after over THIRTY 48HFP competitions in three cities AND online! In David's own words, here is What You'll Learn... My newly discovered "Secret-Sauce" for 48 hour films: Last year after dozens of ways of formulating stories for 48 hour films, I have discovered a personal 'secret-sauce' method of putting together great stories fast. I want to share with you that method.

Download My “48hourfilmmaker” Pro-Tips Sheet: With dozens of 48 films under my belt, i share with you a special list of pro-tips and power moves for being ready to take on a weekend of filmmaking.

My "One-Person" Crew System: I share with you how I've shot my last five 48 hour films with a crew of one—me. I share with you my strategies when you only have a small crew but want that big film look.

How to Prepare for a Weekend of Filmmaking: A 48 hour film does not begin on the weekend of the film project, it begins well before it. I'll share my tips and tricks on how to be well prepared well before the start.

Let's Get Technical: In this part of the webinar I share with you my pro-tips and processes on gear selection, audio, video and editing.

How to Find Rock Stars: I have had the privilege of working with some incredible talent. I share what I've learned on how to work best together.

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Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 2, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 4, 2020
by 7:30pm to be on-time

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