Chicago, Illinois October 1 - 3, 2021

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? October 1 - 3, 2021

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 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 Tue, Sep 7
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Sep 21
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 1
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 1, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Chicago South Loop Hotel
11 W 26th St, Chicago 60616

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 3, 2021
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Chicago South Loop Hotel
11 W 26th St, Chicago 60616

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)

Online Submission on Make sure your team leader is registered.

Participating Teams

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

  • BearCat Productions Hannah Ii-Epstein
  • Moonlight Magic Joe Moore
  • Reaper Jeremy Applebaum
  • Saint Nick's Al Adducci
  • Sixth Floor Cinema Brian Peters
  • Starpower Film Company Ruben Ramirez
  • Urban Pebble Productions Bryan Cosgriff

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