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Filmapalooza: Paris - Screenings & Workshops In The City Of LightTuesday, January 23, 2018


Ah, Paris! 

Some of the finest museums, best restaurants, and most romantic sites in the world reside within her borders.

And soon, the city will also be teeming with some of the best 48HFP filmmakers on the planet as we head there for Filmapalooza: Paris!

This March 6th - 9th, join us in Paris, France for the 48HFP's international film festival, competition, and celebration of filmmaking, Filmapalooza!

Regular registration is open until February 5th--register before then so you can join us without having to pay the late registration fee!

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Filmapalooza is truly an international event, with over 300 filmmakers, producers, actors, and directors expected from almost 90 different 48HFP cities around the world. It's one of the best ways to network and connect with other members of the global independent filmmaking community, plus it's an awesome experience in an amazing city!

New for 2018-Filmapalooza's Virtual Reality Experience!

Last year's 48HFP tour brought us many great new films, and even a whole new approach to 48 hour filmmaking--when our Geneva 48HFP producer Neal Hartman launched the first ever 48HFP Sci-Fi VR competition!

In addition, we've had a number of VR submissions from our flagship 48HFP competitions in Europe, so we'll be screening six (6) VR films at this year's Filmapalooza. Because in 48 hours, "virtually" anything is possible!


Each year we plan a series of workshops for Filmapalooza attendees, on everything from film production to finance to film pitching, screenwriting, and editing. This year will be no different, and we're excited to announce the following lineup of workshops:

VR Storytelling--A panel of experienced VR 48HFP Filmmakers walk through the best practices for storytelling in Virtual Reality

After the 48 Hour Film Project--Web Series, Feature Film, Festival Tour: filmmakers explain how their 48 Hour film led them to future success

VFX presented by HP--a well known Special Effects filmmaker will show you the tricks of the trade

The workshops will be held on Friday, March 9th in the Mairie du 15e in Paris. The workshops are FREE for all Filmapalooza attendees, and we'll also be providing free coffee and croissants for that early morning energy boost!

2017 Best Film Screenings

Of course one of the highlights of every Filmapalooza is watching all of the great films that were created by 48HFP filmmakers from around the world. This year we'll be screening over 120 city-winning films from our regular 48HFP tour, plus the top films from our special genre competitions, the Four Points Film Project winner, and the six VR films.

Filmapalooza kicks off with a welcome reception on Tuesday evening followed by the first of 14 screenings. The opening screening truly promises to be something special. The location is the beautiful Louxor Cinema and the program features great 48 Hour films from around the globe including a number of past Grand Champions.

And this is just the first evening of what promises to be a very entertaining festival.

"We've been extremely impressed by the quality of films this year," said Mark Ruppert, co-founder of the 48HFP. "Among our city winning films, every genre is represented, and the filmmaking proficiency of our teams will compare to anyone." 

Liz Langston, the Project's other co-founder, added, "This is a real opportunity for filmmakers to not only watch each others's films, but to ask questions and learn from each other."


The events of the week will culminate with our special Best Of 2017 film screening, the presentation of the Best Film trophies to all city winning filmmakers present, and the announcement of our global 48HFP award winners. We will also announce the lineup of films that will represent the 48HFP at this year's Cannes Film Festival, as part of the Short Film Corner. And we'll cap off the events of what we think will be an amazing week by celebrating at our red carpet Wrap Party at the gorgeously awe-inspiring Hotel du Ville.


This year's Filmapalooza is shaping up to be our best yet, and it's not too late for you to join us! Register before February 5th so you can join us in Paris without having to pay any extra late registration fees.

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