Charlotte, North Carolina August 13 - 15, 2021

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 13 - 15, 2021

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

Filmmakers from all over the Charlotte, NC 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 2022 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 19
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 3
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 13
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 13, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 15, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Sat, Aug 28, 2021 @ 2:30pm
Group B: Sat, Aug 28, 2021 @ 5:00pm
The Knight Gallery
345 N. College St., Charlotte 28202

Best Of Screening

Fri, Sep 3, 2021 @ 6:30pm
McGlohon Theater
345 North College Street, Charlotte 28202

Awards Ceremony

Fri, Sep 3, 2021 @ 6:30pm
Booth Playhouse Theater
130 N Tryon St, Charlotte 28202

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264
  • Media: Online Submission (preferred)
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (preferred), 24 FPS (23.976), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4)
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB (preferred)
Notes

Online Submission on Cinema48.com. Make sure your team leader is registered.

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film.

  • And the most creative film goes to Matthew Wallace
  • Angry Goddess Films Tracie Frank
  • DAHLFILMS Carson Dahl
  • HafCaf Productions Jacques Belliveau
  • Highway Four Studios Spencer Ostrowski
  • Night Sweats Productions Quian Redfern
  • Off The Clock Entertainment Javonte Rice
  • SL8TE Filmworks Kal Brightwell
  • ScrewUp TV PJ Barnes
  • Stage 6 Productions Benjamin Bonham
  • Surgical Entertainment Serge Usicov
  • Team Benco Ben Allison
  • The Brigade Jonathan Schorr
  • Unarmed & Dangerous Breana C. Venablé
  • Wolf359 Productions James Cotton

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