Laredo, Texas July 31 - August 2, 2020

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 31 - August 2, 2020

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

Filmmakers from all over the Laredo, TX 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 2021 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $125 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 6
  • Regular: $135 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 21
  • Late: $145 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 31
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 31, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME SO TEAMS CAN BE RELEASED BY 7:00 P.M. 

Teams select their genres, specific character, prop, and line is revealed. IMPORTANT: Line must be used verbatim. You are allowed to select two genres, one from group 1 and one from group 2. Your film must be true to either one. You may also be creative and combine genres, provided that one of your assigned genres is clearly present. NOTE: You cannot trade your genres with other teams. 

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 2, 2020 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

IMPORTANT: You must arrive by 7:30 p.m. to be accepted for Best Film.  If there is a line, you must take a photo of the line before you to time stamp your arrival for proof. 

Please submit your film and all paperwork at this time. Any teams that arrive after 7:30 p.m. will be eligible for an audience choice award (late category) but will not be accepted for Best Film. 


Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $15.00 USD
Sat, Aug 15, 2020 @ 12:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Laredo
11210 East Point Dr., Laredo, Texas 78045

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Tickets are $15.00 per guest. Register early and receive $3 off the regular ticket price. Tickets are non-refundable. 

Early Registration: July 20 - July 31 ends at 11:59 p.m.  CODE: earlybirdL48HFP

Regular Registration: August 1 - August 15

Limited seating available. Must show proof of ticket purchase. 

Required Media

  • Video Codec: Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (preferred), H.264
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred)
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3)
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97), 24 FPS, 30 FPS
  • Audio Codec: MPEG3 (.mp3) (preferred), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4)

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