Columbus, Ohio July 27 - 29, 2018

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 27 - 29, 2018

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

Filmmakers from all over the Columbus, OH 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 2019 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 Short Film Corner.

Genres Elements FAQs

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 2
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 17
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 27
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 27, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 29, 2018
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Required Media

  • Video Codec: any native Final Cut Pro Codec, Any Non-Proprietary Codec
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov) (preferred)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 30 FPS (29.97) (preferred), 24 FPS (23.976), 30 FPS
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced (preferred)

If your backup is a data dvd you will not receive confirmation at the drop off.

Try not to rely on ADR or other post-­‐production fixes that take a lot of time and may sound less than authentic.

Compress the sound to lessen peaks and valleys in the sound levels, and normalize the sound to -­6db. 

You are permitted to shoot in almost any setting (sample rate, bit rate, frame rate) but the "preferred" media simply guarantees the best quality for the premieres.

If you choose to shoot in anamorphic (cinema scope) or any other aspect ratio it is still acceptable HOWEVER your film WILL be letter boxed.  The screens at the theater will not be adjusted per film.

Participating Teams

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

  • And...Action Jordan Kimes
  • Arch City Studio Jason Moody
  • Area Code Productions Vinnie Tricaso
  • Big Bag Butterfly Bradley Kessler
  • Blue Dragon Studios Benjamin Yackshaw
  • Bottle Opener Studios Jordan Chasteen
  • Clear Ice and The Spicy Rice Kate Johnson
  • Dank Scenes Quinn Wright
  • Edwin J. Hill Georg Bailey
  • Exploding Tigers Fox Yocum
  • Falboro Media Alex Rubinic
  • Filmlet Productions Brandy Seymour
  • Fried Rice Entertainment Edward Sevillano
  • Ghostbus Michael Brennen
  • HJ6 Productions Wyatt Humphreys
  • Incompetent Films Anthony Windsor II
  • Island Road Media Eric Rine
  • Jonesing For The Johns Sam Johns
  • Level Three Films Adam Vires
  • Lights and Lies Productions Joshua Howey
  • M and M Films Melchy Hill
  • Parliament Media Collective Jared Acker
  • People Inventing Motion Pictures, LLC. Andrew Balalovski
  • RFPictures Ryno Tan
  • Rusty Spork Productions Shawn Klugh
  • Savage Tech Joel Savage
  • Silver Stage Productions Alex David Caperton
  • Spellbender Media Jacob Sigafoos
  • Static Copy Island Shane Stefanchik
  • Stone Mansion Productions Randi Morgan
  • The Children at Hand JT Snowden
  • The Film Forge Anthony Codispoti
  • Trashly Productions Ashley Kimmel
  • We're Not A Production Company Matthew Nehez
  • Whispering Daemon John Grote
  • Ye Olde Golden Slam Matthew Sams
  • g. rex productions eric boso

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