Chicago, Illinois August 23 - 25, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 23 - 25, 2019

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

Filmmakers from all over the Chicago, IL 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 2020 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2020 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees Registration Opens: Tuesday, June 18

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 29
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 13
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 23

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 23, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 25, 2019
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Sun, Sep 22, 2019
Group B: Sun, Sep 22, 2019
Group C: Sun, Sep 22, 2019
Group D: Mon, Sep 23, 2019
Group E: Mon, Sep 23, 2019
Music Box Theater
3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago 60613

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