Des Moines, Iowa July 19 - 21, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 19 - 21, 2019

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

Filmmakers from all over the Des Moines, IA 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, Jun 24
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 9
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 19
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 19, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 21, 2019
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Wed, Jul 31, 2019
Fleur Cinema
4545 Fleur Drive, Des Moines 50321

Participating Teams

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

  • Ascending Phoenix Productions Christopher Vodochodsky
  • Conjunction Media David Dubczak
  • Continuity Mike Sulzberger
  • Feature Presentation Silas Pippitt
  • Film Dorks Danny Kelly
  • Gladhouse Studio Gary DeSomber
  • Hagfam Films Tom Haggas
  • Hoffman Jack Jochum
  • Illustrate Hannah Wright
  • Know Your Roots Susan Hollingsworth
  • Milk Chocolate Productions Lucius Pham
  • Mom Said No Entertainment Jakob DeLong
  • Nine Muses Films Matthew Smith
  • One Genome Short Productions Gabriel Rowold
  • One Last Ride... Again. Thai Luong
  • PenSanity Films Johnny Reeves
  • Ppppppppp Antonio Lopes
  • Primitive Filmworks Jeff Gray
  • Redemption: Take 2 Aaron Bandy
  • Retro Neon Film Zach Everman
  • Sea Lion Productions Daniel Kauten
  • Sliding Rock Productions Corey Henderson
  • Swag Daddy Films Ryan Runyan
  • Team F.I.I.P. Carl Busch
  • The Trans-Iowa Canal Company Jeannette Roth
  • The Unfathomable Possibilities Assembly Jared Sackett
  • Tiny Explosions Patrick Boberg
  • Twin Sun Pictures Chase Stine
  • ZigZag Productions Sid Juwarker

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