Seattle, Washington July 12 - 14, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 12 - 14, 2019

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

Filmmakers from all over the Seattle, WA 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: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 17
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 2
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 12
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Meet 'n Greet

Tue, Jun 25, 2019 @ 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Solo Bar
200 Roy Street, Seattle 98109

Come meet your future teammates! Need cast or crew to round out your team? Come to Solo Bar on Tuesday June 25th at 7pm and find that missing piece for your puzzle!

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Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 12, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 14, 2019 @ 5:00pm - 9:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Sizzle Pie
1009 E Union St, Seattle 98122

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred), any native Final Cut Pro Codec, any native iMovie Codec, any native Premiere Codec, Apple ProRES , AVCHD, Avid DNxHD, CineForm, MPEG-4, No Proprietary Codecs
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data Blu-Ray, Data DVD
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), AVI (.avi), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov), MPEG2 (.m2v)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3), Anamorphic
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Square (1:1), Standard (4:3)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97), 24 FPS, 30 FPS
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced (preferred), Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4), MPEG3 (.mp3)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 128 kbps, 192 kbps, 256 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz

Whether you're using Premiere, Final Cut Pro X, Avid, iMovie or another application, using the Vimeo 1080p export or sharing preset is the easiest way to get a final product that will look good on the big screen.

Pro tip: when exporting to H.264 (MP4), select the Constant Bit Rate (CBR) option when exporting. Your file will export much faster.

Participating Teams

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

  • BabaGaba Edward Stephens
  • BenJo Ben Wade
  • Black & A Half Silas Lindenstein
  • Blast Radius Films Jason Farris
  • Caveglow Christiana Wu
  • Channel X Charles Johnson
  • Cinesaurus Steven Hudson
  • Crab Claw Creative Andrea Hays
  • Dark Works Qid Love
  • Destination Weird Shawn McConaghy
  • Flibbertigibbet Shawnaci Colin
  • Glass Iris Matthew Johnson
  • GrittyFlix Dima Levanchuk
  • Industrial Conceit Andrew Tribolini
  • Inked Blottos Kit Boyer
  • Kangaroo punch Australia Kincannon
  • Laser Cat Films Thomas Hemmen
  • Last Minute Films Curtis Rawls
  • Lucky Productions Jerome Pionk
  • Master Slaters Turquoise Washington
  • Maximum Overcast Javier Rodriguez
  • Mcgill O'donnell & Hogwallop Ian Stevens
  • New Spit Indus Alelia
  • Nornir Productions Madeline Heffernan
  • Pesky Paw Productions Henry Honig
  • Plaid Shirt Productions Jordan Brooke
  • REwiredGeek Michael Hodge
  • Red Shed Films Aaron Sutherland
  • Rekindle Nils Osmar
  • Resolution Barry Cogswell
  • Rosewater Family Films Sarah Rosewater
  • ST Productions Spencer Townley
  • Scheherazade Sea Gabriel
  • Seattle Artists Guild Jamie Wu
  • Seattle Misfits Dimitri Gedevanishvili
  • Second Mind Films Michael Tilzer
  • Seg films Daniel Prasch
  • Shouting at Strangers Ian Jagel
  • Stupid Rain Productions Marlon Jequinto
  • TURA Productions Carl Covington
  • Tahoma Films Patrick Rodriguez
  • Team Filmanthropy Hailey Williams
  • That Guy With The Beard Films Robert Bojorquez
  • The Future is Female Nicole Moriarty
  • The Magic Atmosphere Rachel Faircloth
  • The Wazoos Elizabeth Raetz
  • Twisted Ladder Andrew Silvey
  • Two Jackets Productions Marcus Mann
  • WildTry Eric Jordan Mattos
  • Williwaw Keith Alholm
  • X-Force Christina Williams
  • You, Me & Malachy Kristina Petrosyan

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