Chicago, Illinois August 26 - 28, 2016

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 26 - 28, 2016

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 2017 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2017, Court Métrage.

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $140 USD/team ends Mon, Aug 1
  • Regular: $160 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 16
  • Late: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 26
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $13.00 USD
Sunday, September 11th 2016 / Monday, September 12th, 2016
Music Box Theater
3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago 60613

Chicago 48 Hour Film Project Filmmaker Mixer

Sun, Jul 31, 2016 @ 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Music Box Lounge
3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago 60613

In preparation for this year's Film Weekend, we are hosting a 'Meet-n-Greet' on Sunday, July 31st at the Music Box Lounge, which adjoins tis year's screening venue, the Music Box Theater!

The 'Meet-n-Greet' is an informal way for filmmakers, team leaders, industry professionals and people looking to get involved in this year's Film Project to network and exchange information!

Please mark your calenders to attend, and RSVP here so we know you're coming!

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Magnanimous Media
600 West Cermak Road, Chicago 60616

Volunteers will be on duty at the front doors to direct you to the kickoff area.

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 28, 2016 @ 5:30pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Magnanimous Media
600 West Cermak Road, Chicago 60616

Volunteers will be on duty at the front doors to direct you to the dropoff area.

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for Chicago in only 48 hours.

  • (555) 555 - 5555 Kevin Hricik
  • Brown and Tan Productions Bharat Joshi
  • Brown Wolf Production sarnai tessitore
  • Dramatic Irony Joseph Conway
  • Drinks on Monday Patrick O'Sullivan
  • Falling Light Entertainment Evan Frystak
  • Kick A Rock Sergio Torres
  • Lionhearted + Templar Anthony Desmond
  • Mighty Mouse Media Fareine Suarez
  • Nothing Without a Company Anna Rose Epstein
  • Ugly Sweater Entertainment Spiro Siavelis
  • Visual Disturbance Productions Michael Liacone
  • Wolfen Films Joseph Greene

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