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

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Mon, Aug 9, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Tue, Aug 10, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Group C: Wed, Aug 11, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Group D: Thu, Aug 12, 2021 @ 7:00pm
State Historical Building Auditorium
600 E. Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film.

  • 1 Coffee, 2 Creams Jason Mason
  • Anfra House Jakob DeLong
  • Car-Go Eric Benson
  • City M Productions Carrsan Morrissey
  • Fat Kids Productions Travis Taylor
  • Gladhouse Studio Gary DeSomber
  • Handsome Zoo Productions Eric Bridges
  • Illustrate Hannah Wright
  • LightSmith Media Justin Smith
  • Mixed Pictures Nick Strickland
  • Orbital Films Jared Sackett
  • Peach Fuzz Productions Alyson O'Hara
  • Primitive Filmworks Jeff Gray
  • Retro Neon Film Zach Everman
  • Schilling Multimedia LLC. Jack Schilling
  • The Trans-Iowa Canal Company Les Roth
  • Tiny Explosions Patrick Boberg
  • Twin Sun Pictures Chase Stine

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