Johannesburg, South Africa 9 - 11 August 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? 9 - 11 August 2019

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

Filmmakers from all over the Johannesburg, ZA 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

  • Early Bird: R1500 ZAR/team ends Mon, 15 Jul
  • Regular: R1700 ZAR/team ends Tue, 30 Jul
  • Late: R1900 ZAR/team ends Fri, 9 Aug
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Kickoff Event

Fri, 9 Aug 2019 @ 18:00 - 19:00

Dropoff Event

Sun, 11 Aug 2019
by 19:30 to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Sun, 25 Aug 2019
Group B: Sun, 25 Aug 2019
Mall of Africa
Mall of Africa, Magwa Cres, Waterfall City, Midrand

Each Group will screen about 12 to 14 films and will last no long than 2 hours. Be sure to check with Group you're in to buy the right tickets via the Ster-Kinekor website. 

Participating Teams

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

  • 35mil film Nelmarie Janse van Rensburg
  • 94fps Nqanawe Shangase
  • A True Film Samkelisiwe Makhoba
  • Blue Gecko Liz Schultz
  • Brightlight Films Samuel Cornell
  • Colour Bars Amy Bluck
  • Hellzapoppin Marike de Villiers
  • Intshakazi production NRB Kenny Masinga
  • Luff Leigh Productions + More Lawrence Matshidiso
  • Meriks Flieks Merikie Elizabeth Bekker
  • Mzansi New Wave Xolani Ndhlovu
  • Ndlovukazi Concepts nonhlanhla dlamini
  • Oakfields College Ross Woodall
  • Oakies Joshua Freeman
  • Pistorius Productions Gerhard Pistorius
  • Rolling Roses Ilka De Beer
  • Splendiferous Gabriel Kwitonda
  • The Creatives Group Christopher van der Westhuizen
  • The Hobnobs Peter Ngobeni
  • The Loophole Sbonelo Dhlomo
  • The Oaks Monique du Preez
  • The Plot Twist Company Danielle Retief
  • The Poetry Cucumber Timothy Drew
  • Untitled Pictures Mfundo Motaung
  • White Balance George Hattingh
  • Woke Pheonix Camila Cornell

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