Chicago, Illinois August 25 - 27, 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 25 - 27, 2017

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

Filmmakers from all over the Chicago, IL 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 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Court Métrage.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 31
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 15
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 25
Register Your Team Now!

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 25, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Magnanimous Media Studio Two
2255 South Michigan Avenue 2E, Chicago 60616

Magnanimous Media's Second Studio on South Michigan Avenue, filmmakers please note this is a NEW kickoff and drop-off location!


Entrance on 23rd Street.

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 27, 2017 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Magnanimous Media Studio Two
2255 South Michigan Avenue 2E, Chicago 60616

Magnanimous Media's Second Studio on South Michigan Avenue, filmmakers please note this is a NEW kickoff and drop-off location!


Entrance on 23rd Street.

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $13.00 USD
Group A: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 @ 4:30pm
Group B: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 @ 6:30pm
Group C: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 @ 8:30pm
Group D: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group E: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 9:00pm
Music Box Theater
3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago 60613

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $13.00 USD
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Music Box Theater
3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago 60613

Participating Teams

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

  • (555) 555-5555 Kevin Hricik
  • Back 40 Productions Mitch Apley
  • Big Foot Media Tim Whalen
  • Falling Light Entertainment Evan Frystak
  • Lesser James James Wightman
  • Midwest Madhat Productions Thomas Awrey
  • Saint Nick Al Adducci
  • SGS Releasing Patrick O'Sullivan
  • WeeCookies Productions Rachel Kurasz

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