Little Rock, Arkansas August 20 - 22, 2021

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 20 - 22, 2021

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

Filmmakers from all over the Little Rock, AR 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.

Genres Elements FAQs

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 26
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 10
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 20
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 20, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual via Zoom

Due to the current rise in COIVD-19 cases, all in person events have been moved online. This includes Kickoff/Drop off and all Screenings.

We will reveal all of the filmmaking elements live via Zoom and will draw each teams assigned genres out of a hat. Shortly after the drawing we will email teams the assigned genres and the required filmmaking elements.

Kickoff officially starts at 6:00 PM, but we will be available on Zoom at 5:30 PM to answer any questions.

Time: Aug 20, 2021 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Team leaders are required to take the Safe Sets COVID-19 (Level A)  Certificate course. The certificate course is free and takes around 20 minutes to complete.  This course will need to be completed before Kick off and included with your Drop off paperwork.

Safe Sets COVID-19 (Level A) Certification link

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 22, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via

We prefer that all films and paperwork be uploaded to  We are additionally doing a physical drop off for filmmakers who do not have access to an adequate internet connection. 

If COVID-19 case continue to rise we may have to limit drop off to

Premiere Screenings

Tue, Sep 7, 2021 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Screening

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.

  • BPPtheAgency Melissa Larsen
  • Dizzy Star Shay Stout
  • LeapingDogFilms Brett Helms
  • Maxout Productions John Jesudason
  • Next Wave Sam Ashcraft
  • Ravenwood Productions Damon Brown
  • Troika B Productions Charlie Brady

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