Judging Criteria 48 Hour Global Film Challenge

In each of our cities, a panel of judges decides the local awards.  Past judges have included film critics, producers, actors, and other industry professionals - including Dave Costabile, Shekhar Kapur and Nathalie Boltt.

Considerations For Best Film

  • Artistic Merit (story, creativity, entertainment, etc.) - 45%
  • Technical Merit - 30%
  • Adherence to the Assignment - 25%

Audience Award

All films, on-time and late, are eligible for the Audience Award, which is determined by audience ballot at the premiere screenings in each city.

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Grand Prize Winner 48 Hour Global Film Challenge

The overall 48 Hour Global Film Challenge winner will be screened at our Awards Ceremony at Filmapalooza 2021 and they will receive:

  • A Trophy
  • $500 USD Cash Prize
  • A Special Screening at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner

Cannes Film Festival

Each year we take a selection of our Top Films to the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner where we have a special screening.

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