Saint Louis, Missouri August 11 - 13, 2023

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 11 - 13, 2023

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

Filmmakers from all over the Saint Louis, MO area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours.

Write, shoot, and edit a short film over the weekend and see it PREMIERE on the BIG SCREEN!

All Welcome!  First-timer to Hobbyists to Amateurs to Professionals!

Take your filmmaking to the NEXT LEVEL!

Wherever you are currently in your filmmaking journey, the 48 Hour Film Project is a valuable next step!  

     •. Make your FIRST film... the first of many!

     •. Create a film (or another film!) for your reel

     •  Practice new techniques -- in a low-risk setting

     •. Find new filmmaking partners to work with, beginning on a (very!) short-term basis

     •  Create work to help show off your skills to find that next job!


The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2024 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2024 Short Film Corner!

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Registration Fees Registration Opens: Tuesday, June 6

  • Early Bird: $158 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 17
  • Regular: $178 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 1
  • Late: $198 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 11

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 11, 2023 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 13, 2023
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264
  • Media: Online Submission
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS, 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
Notes

Online Submission on Cinema48.com. Make sure your team leader is registered.


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