Des Moines, Iowa July 30 - August 1, 2021

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 30 - August 1, 2021

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 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 Wed, Jul 7
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 20
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 30
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 30, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Teehee's Comedy Club
1433 Walnut Street Des Moines 50309

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 1, 2021
by 7:30pm to be on-time
ONLINE

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $12.00 USD PURCHASE
Group A: Mon, Aug 9, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Tue, Aug 10, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Group C: Wed, Aug 11, 2021 @ 7:00pm
State Historical Building Auditorium
600 E. Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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)
Notes

Online Submission on Cinema48.com. Make sure your team leader is registered.

Screening Groups

Group A Monday, August 9, 2021 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Car-Go Eric Benson
  • Cintree Films Michael Huntington
  • Gladhouse Studio Gary DeSomber
  • LightSmith Media Justin Smith
  • Mixed Pictures Nick Strickland
  • Molten lotion Bickley Riley
  • Peach Fuzz Productions Alyson O'Hara
  • Primitive Filmworks Jeff Gray
  • Retro Neon Film Zach Everman
  • Sliding Rock Productions Corey Henderson
  • VOD Squad Abdul Mokhtar
  • Wavy Films Jose Pando

Group B Tuesday, August 10, 2021 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 1 Bad Idea Compounded Kevin Tobey
  • 1 Coffee, 2 Creams Jason Mason
  • Anfra House Jakob DeLong
  • Bad Baby Productions Heather Ryan
  • Illustrate Hannah Wright
  • Lumen Productions Scott Marczewski
  • Orbital Films Jared Sackett
  • Schilling Multimedia LLC. Jack Schilling
  • Specter Imagery Blaire Burns
  • The BG Collective Ryan Runyan
  • The Trans-Iowa Canal Company Les Roth
  • Twin Sun Pictures Chase Stine

Group C Wednesday, August 11, 2021 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • City M Productions Carrsan Morrissey
  • CLD Films Dillon Jacobson
  • Cutting Room Floor Silas Pippitt
  • Fat Kids Productions Travis Taylor
  • Handsome Zoo Productions Eric Bridges
  • J&K Films Johnny Reeves
  • Just Create Jesse Marks
  • Safety Meeting Luke Borchardt
  • Team Last to Enter John Hansen
  • Tiny Explosions Patrick Boberg
  • Werewolf Park Productions James Gavitt

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