Greensboro, North Carolina July 10 - 12, 2020

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 10 - 12, 2020

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

Filmmakers from all over the Greensboro, 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 2021 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 Short Film Corner.

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Registration Fees

In response to the coronavirus we've reduced our 2020 prices.

  • Early Bird: $128 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 15
    (reduced from $148, a savings of $20)
  • Regular: $138 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 6
    (reduced from $168, a savings of $30)
  • Late: $148 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 10
    (reduced from $188, a savings of $40)
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 10, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 12, 2020
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Fri, Jul 17, 2020 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Sat, Jul 18, 2020 @ 7:00pm
Group C: Sat, Jul 18, 2020 @ 9:15pm

Films will be screened online with live Q&A.   Details coming soon!

Best Of Screening

Fri, Jul 31, 2020 @ 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Online event is currently being planned - details to be announced soon.

Filmmakers from across the state and beyond create short films July 10-12, and those films are screened in three separate groupings July 17 and 18. Audiences choose their favorites; judges review films for various awards including best overall film to advance to the international competition, Filmapalooza. The award-winning films are screened during the "Best of" followed by an awards presentation to reveal the winners.  

Screening Groups

Group A Friday, July 17, 2020 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 100% Certified Organic Studios Trevor Burkholder
  • AstroJane Productions Tony Prestwood
  • Be Kind Films William C Burkholder
  • Fly High Productions Triangle Muslims
  • General Pictures Richard Earl
  • Mendicants' Delirium Tonya Pettigrew
  • MidnightSun Designs elrich mabry
  • StumblePax J. Evan Wade
  • The Ritz Stacey Layne
  • Unusual Horse Productions Olivia Mathai

Group B Saturday, July 18, 2020 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 13th Pygmy Productions Randy Harris
  • Blue Bear Productions Jason McGhinnis
  • Bottom Shelf Films Aaron Randol
  • Colonel Popcorn Productions Brayden Roberge
  • Floradar Films William Davis
  • Hidden Lion Abby Burris
  • Layla Films Olivia Mungal
  • Torch Film Productions Soheil John Tajeddini
  • Under The Radar Films Evan Emerson
  • Vengeful Dove Productions Clay Fetner

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