Missoula, Montana 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 Missoula, MT 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

  • $125 USD/team ends Fri, May 31
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Kickoff Event

Fri, May 31, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Roxy Theater
718 S. Higgins Ave Missoula MT 59801

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jun 2, 2019 @ 5:00pm - 9:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Tamarack Brewing Company
231 West Front Street Missoula USA, 59802

Premiere Screenings

Sun, Jun 9, 2019 @ 4:00pm
The Roxy Theater
718 S. Higgins Ave Missoula MT 59801

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred), any native Final Cut Pro Codec, any native iMovie Codec, any native Premiere Codec, Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple ProRES , AVCHD, Avid DNxHD, CineForm, DV-NTSC, DVCProHD, HDV, Motion JPEG-A, MPEG-4, Photo JPEG-A, No Proprietary Codecs, Any Non-Proprietary Codec, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), MPEG-2
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), AVI (.avi), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov), MPEG2 (.m2v)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3), Anamorphic
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1) (preferred), Standard (4:3), Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97), 24 FPS, 30 FPS
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced (preferred), Interlaced

The simplest way to create a screening ready file is to use the Vimeo or YouTube 1080p HD preset in your video editor of choice. Pro Tip: You can alter the Variable Bit Rate (VBR) setting to Constant Bit Rate (CBR) to save you some render time if getting your film in on time is looking close.

Participating Teams

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

  • Always Be Creative Pete Bolenbaugh
  • Bozeman Zuzana Gedeon
  • Brohirrim Powhattan Williamson
  • Hamilton the town Ryan Kissinger
  • Name pending films James Gunterman
  • Pressure Plate Tim Danyo
  • The Millers Mark Miller
  • Tribe Ignite Nancy Bevins
  • bywand Ayton Davis

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