Richmond, Virginia October 22 - 24, 2021

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? October 22 - 24, 2021

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

Filmmakers from all over the Richmond, VA 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 Thu, Sep 30
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Thu, Oct 14
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 22
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 22, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 24, 2021
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Thu, Oct 28, 2021
Bowtie Movieland
1301 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264
  • Media: Online Submission (preferred)
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (preferred), 24 FPS (23.976), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4)
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB (preferred)

Online Submission on Make sure your team leader is registered.

Participating Teams

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

  • Girls, Gays, and Theys Olivia Santos
  • Group Effort Gang Matthew Long
  • MBK Monarchs Jaclyn Vames
  • Mental Mints Jared Johnson
  • The State Werx Michael Cunningham
  • The Underdog Team Will Sidaros
  • This is a Film About Something Sam Housman

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