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Filmapalooza Seattle Kicks Off Next WeekMonday, February 20, 2017

In less than a week, 300 filmmakers from around the world will travel to Seattle for one of the biggest 48HFP filmmaking events of the year--Filmapalooza!

Filmapalooza is the 48HFP's international festival and competition, where we screen all of our city-winning 48HFP films from the previous year and celebrate our global filmmaking community. It's an action-packed and film-filled weekend that you won't want to miss out on.

And you don't have to--you can follow along on social media. We will be posting updates and videos throughout the festival and the winners will be posted as soon as they are announced. Check out our Facebook page at and our Twitter Account at and keep an eye out for #48Filma for posts from the attendees.

Or, if you are the crazy impetuous type, come to Filmapalooza! Registration is still open at

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This year's Filmapalooza will feature 14 screenings over four days including all 134 city-winning 48HFP films, 12 special genre competition films, two 48-Day Feature films, a special Seattle 48HFP and Grand Champion retrospective--and, of course, it all culminates in our highly-anticipated Best of 2016 screening. Filmmakers will also have the opportunity to attend workshops with topics such as going from short film to feature film, producing a web series, the business of acting, screenwriting, and a special workshop presented by Adobe titled Filmmaking Hacks for Making a Film on a Budget.

In addition, we are pleased to announce our Filmapalooza keynote speaker, IndieFlix co-founder and CEO, Scilla Andreen. Founded by filmmakers, IndieFlix is a membership-based movie-streaming service (similar to Netflix) that caters specifically to independent filmmakers. They currently host over 8,000 indie films from 85 countries around the world. IndieFlix is a pioneer in the industry, paying filmmakers for every minute their movie is watched. Scilla Andreen has 26 years of film and TV experience, as an award-winning producer, director, and Emmy-nominated costume designer. She created the Film Festival in a Box and sits on the board of The Film School and Seattle Interactive Conference. She is a popular speaker, film festival juror, and tireless champion of independent film, and we are thrilled to have her speak to our Filmapalooza attendees.

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By the end of the weekend we will have crowned one film our Global Best 48 Hour Film of 2016, and had a ton of fun hanging out with 48HFP filmmakers from all over the world.

Even if you can't attend Filmapalooza in person, you can still follow the weekend's events by checking out any of our social media channels, or by searching for #48Filma on your favorite social media platform.

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