Charlotte, North Carolina August 9 - 11, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 9 - 11, 2019

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

Filmmakers from all over the Charlotte, NC 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 15
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 30
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 9
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The Art of Directing - A Filmmaking Seminar

Thu, Aug 1, 2019 @ 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Camp North End
1824 Statesville Ave, Charlotte 28206

The idea here is to discuss and share practical concepts Directors can use to be more effective in spuring on the story.


Reuben Bloom is a seasoned storyteller who has successfully branded his own style under Basic Cable ( and left his mark on organizations across town as well as the Charlotte 48 Hour Film Project.

He and I are looking to attract both aspiring and experienced directors to the room. 45 minute presentation, 20 minute discussion, and an hour networking is the recipe but we'll be open to allow the conversation to continue as needed. Information sharing is the purpose and goal of our time together.

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Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 9, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Camp North End
1824 Statesville Ave, Charlotte 28206

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 11, 2019
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Camp North End
1824 Statesville Ave, Charlotte 28206

Premiere Screenings

Sat, Aug 17, 2019
The Knight Gallery
345 N. College St., Charlotte 28202

Best Of Screening

Sat, Aug 24, 2019 @ 6:20pm
Booth Playhouse

Participating Teams

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

  • Apotheosis Filmworks Jacob Nun
  • Artist Live Here Brian Overholt
  • Beach Bums ralph hicks
  • Benchwarmers Dara Brewton Schweitzer
  • Dorleau Films Greg Paroff
  • Heck If I Know Films Kevin PATTERSON
  • In Flux Films Tyler Williams
  • Ladies Choice Melissa Salpietra
  • Team Fun (KP Films) Patti Price
  • The Renaissance Andrew Smith
  • Unstoppable Failure AJ Schraeder
  • Visionary Ashley McHam
  • Where You From Pictures Paul Inman
  • Wolf359 Productions James Cotton

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