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

  • 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
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Chicago 48HFP Filmmaker Meet and Greet

Sun, Aug 4, 2019 @ 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Lincoln Tap Room
3010 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago 60657

In preparation for this year's Filmmaking Weekend (August 23rd - 25th), we are hosting our 1st Official Filmmaker Mixer on Sunday, August 4th at the Lincoln Tap Room for a raucous evening of networking and filmmaking fellowship!

And best part is it's FREE!

Our Filmmaker Mixer 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!


Everyone is Welcome!

No Cover
Filmmakers bring your business cards
Actors bring your Headshots & Resumes

Exciting Announcements!

Casting Resource Announcements
Sponsor presentations regarding discounts for 48 Hour Teams

Please mark your calendars to attend, and PLEASE RSVP at EVENTBRITE so we know you're coming!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/48-hour-film-project-2019-filmmaker-meet-and-greet-tickets-66022594357




RSVP via facebook

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

Participating Teams

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

  • AK Interactive Media Antonio King
  • Amber Eyes Roy Torres
  • BSP Films Luis Cardenas
  • BearCat Productions Hannah Ii-Epstein
  • Big Foot Media Tim Whalen
  • Cheevies Film Productions Patrick O'Sullivan
  • Eschflix Reba Eschmann
  • Fozzboute! William Ptacek
  • Free Radicals Media Dave Baer
  • Glen's Raptor Gang Steven Maguire
  • Highball Films Nicholas Hogen
  • Kick A Rock Sergio Torres
  • Make It Up Media Kyle Mantegna
  • Moonlight Magic Joe Moore
  • My Last Four Brain Cells Taylor Martin
  • Old Man Productions Paige Kennedy
  • Peridot Films Amrita Chavan
  • Peterson Family Reunion Maggie Dempsey
  • Red Florist Pictures Derek Demkowicz
  • Saint Nick's 2.0 Al Adducci
  • Soft Cage Films JC Farris
  • Strangers In A Bar Phranque Wright
  • Ugly Sweater Entertainment Spiro Siavelis
  • Van Bishop Ben Gibson
  • Violet Tendencies Tamika Spaulding
  • Visual Disturbance Productions Michael Liacone
  • Wafflesmack Vicki Zou
  • doejo Philip Tadros

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