Austin, Texas May 31 - June 2, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? May 31 - June 2, 2019

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

Filmmakers from all over the Austin, TX 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, May 6
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, May 21
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, May 31
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LIVE Q&A with your CPs Keira and Alyne

Wed, May 29, 2019 @ 5:00pm

City Producers Alyne & Keira will spend up to an hour answering questions about the upcoming Kickoff, Dropoff and Premier Screenings!

This is your best opportunity to INTERROGATE your City Producers! Ask about Rules, Elements, what happens AFTER the 48.

We encourage Team Leads and other interested parties to tune in and introduce themselves. Are you looking for cast or crew? Do you want to join a team? Are you curious about registering a team of your own? Here's a chance to interact LIVE and make it happen!

We Kickoff on May 31st, so don't miss out!

Kickoff Event

Fri, May 31, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Austin School of Film
2200 Tillery St, Austin 78723

Each team sends TWO representatives to hear the rules, draw the team genre and reveal the three elements (Prop, Line, Character).


Please arrive EARLY (doors open at 5:30pm) with your SIGNED Team Leader Agreement.  Our presentation begins at 6pm.

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jun 2, 2019 @ 5:00pm - 11:59pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Indian Roller Boutique Roadhouse
10006 Manchaca Road, Austin 78748

Bring all signed paperwork (if in doubt, GET IT IN WRITING) and two copies of your finished film.  Look for the lady in the blue sparkly hat!  All submitted films will be screened for the public, but only those that make it by 7:30pm will be eligible for judging.


Once your film is submitted, grab a drink, maybe something from the food truck and RELAX in the beautiful outdoor seating area -- maybe you'll see a deer walk by!

Premiere Screenings

Tue, Jun 11, 2019
AFS Cinema
6406 N IH-35 Suite 3100 Austin 78752

Participating Teams

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

  • Afrogolfers Michael Copeland
  • Alien Spaceman Vishwanand Shetti
  • An Unlikely Party Sam Kokajko
  • Backdive William Patton
  • BackyardBoyz Jeff Walsh
  • Bridge Burners Aaron Salinas
  • CAKE Films Athan Bernal
  • CM9 Films Cecilio Martinez
  • Chingonx Productions Priscilla Gutierrez
  • Closed Stacks Steven Hedrick
  • Cryptic Jepegs Jeremiah Brite
  • Dapper Jackal Curt Hendley
  • Edgen Films Justin Durban
  • El Chupanibre Samuel Dickenson
  • Entropy Workshop Zachariah Sanchez
  • E|H Films Aaron Arizpe
  • Free Rein Films Brandon May
  • Gorillaman Productions rick gonzalez
  • Identity Calibration Bureau Ryan Davis
  • Lava Productions Sheila V.A.
  • LeadFeather Productions Neil Reilly
  • Maganific Productions Daniel Magallanes
  • OutHouse Atticus Keene
  • RAD RAE Shelby Rae
  • Rogue Argot Leo Sopicki
  • Shipwreck Studios CJ Robles
  • Studio E Liz Neubauer
  • Team "We Cannes Do It" Alexandra Thomas
  • Team Cat Star Carleen Kirksey
  • Team El Guapo Frank Salinas
  • Team Texhoma Ethan Dennis
  • TempleTerror William Equels
  • Ten House Productions Trey Huguley
  • VOXAVILA PRODUCTIONS David Avila
  • Vintage Denise Garza
  • VontheThespian Productions Renee van Nifterik
  • Wild Canvas Media James Coleman
  • Yellow Legal Pad Catherine Cusick
  • Young Bucks Evan Dayton

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