Wisconsin April 28 - 30, 2023

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? April 28 - 30, 2023

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

Filmmakers from all over the Wisconsin area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours.

Write, shoot, and edit a short film over the weekend and see it PREMIERE on the BIG SCREEN!

All Welcome!  First-timer to Hobbyists to Amateurs to Professionals!

Take your filmmaking to the NEXT LEVEL!

Wherever you are currently in your filmmaking journey, the 48 Hour Film Project is a valuable next step!  

     •. Make your FIRST film... the first of many!

     •. Create a film (or another film!) for your reel

     •  Practice new techniques -- in a low-risk setting

     •. Find new filmmaking partners to work with, beginning on a (very!) short-term basis

     •  Create work to help show off your skills to find that next job!

The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2024 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2024 Short Film Corner!

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $158 USD/team ends Mon, Apr 3
  • Regular: $178 USD/team ends Tue, Apr 18
  • Late: $198 USD/team ends Fri, Apr 28
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Kickoff Event

Fri, Apr 28, 2023 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Apr 30, 2023
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via Cinema48.com

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264
  • Media: Online Submission
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS, 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

Online Submission on Cinema48.com. Make sure your team leader is registered.

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film.

  • 80 FILMS Austin Duerst
  • AWOLuna Alicia Clark
  • Camp Createability Debbie Armstrong
  • CardBoard Man Films Joe Bakalars
  • Cedar Cabins Productions Lucas Miller
  • Chair on Stair Films Derek Pfister
  • Chameleon Films Jocelyne Berumen
  • Coronado Films William Loper
  • Discount Cryptid Productions Amanda Boisselle
  • Established Heroes Adam Ferry
  • False Take Films Cole Sheldon
  • Film Underground Nicholas Holmstrom
  • Filmies Anthony Montoya
  • Glass Acorn Studios Madeline Dooher
  • Hill Bros Home Videos TJ Hill
  • I'm Busy! Films Robert Barhite
  • KGB Films Garrick Hollenbeck
  • Life, Like Camera Loki Martin
  • Living Storm Productions Bryan Royston
  • Penny Show Productions Brian Brant
  • Pico Blvd Entertainment Daniel Pico
  • Pizza Sutra Jennell Jenney
  • Studio 88 Sam Sorenson
  • Suburban Film Club Logan Stiegman
  • Team M Mallory Davidson
  • The Guacamole Conspiracy Joel Sacramento
  • The MadTowne 48 Aaron Rathbone
  • The Porchetta Paradox David Boffa
  • Thorazine Work Party Jeff Funk
  • Two-Point Productions Jon Brown
  • Vermillion Films MJ Mohns
  • Welded Souls Brad Weier
  • Wooden Cricket Films Seth Curkeet

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