Melbourne, Australia 3 - 5 November 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? 3 - 5 November 2017

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

Filmmakers from all over the Melbourne, AU 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 Short Film Corner.

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Registration Fees

  • Regular: $180 AUD/team ends Tue, 31 Oct
  • Late: $220 AUD/team ends Fri, 3 Nov
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Kickoff Event

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 @ 18:00 - 19:00
ROC's Jam Factory
500 Chapel St South Yarra VIC 3141

The event that kicks everything off! Registered teams will arrive from 5.30pm to check in and receive their filmmaker pack. The presentation will begin at approximately 6pm, going through all the rules and boring stuff, then going through genre selection and revealing the mysterious Three Required Elements!

At the Kickoff Event each team draws TWO genres from a hat - one from Group #1 and one from Group #2 as listed below. Your team may decide which one to use for your film. For years we've had everyone's favorite pairing Musical or Western, but now each and every genre will be paired.

While you're here, why not relax and grab a drink from the bar? You're probably going to need it with the weekend that you're about to have! 

Genre Group 1:
Buddy Film
Coming of Age
Dark Comedy
Fish Out of Water
Road Movie
Silent Film
Time Travel Movie
War/Anti-War Film

Genre Group 2:
Family Film
Film de Femme
Martial Arts
Music Film
Period Piece
Sci Fi
Sports Film

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Dropoff Event

Sun, 5 Nov 2017
by 19:30 to be on-time
ROC's Jam Factory
500 Chapel St South Yarra VIC 3141

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Mon, 13 Nov 2017
Group B: Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Village Cinemas, Jam Factory
500 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141

Awards Ceremony

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 @ 18:30 - 20:30
Village Cinemas, Jam Factory
500 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141

Participating Teams

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

  • #deafnotdead Emilie Biggar
  • All Day Long Gabrielle McLeod
  • Aspiring Cult Ryan O'Gorman
  • Australian Rental Assistant Group LTD PTY Stewart Marshall
  • Bivouac Jenni Townsend
  • Blazing Arrow Media Dan Jones
  • Cut To Black Marie Kelly
  • Electric Sheep Anthony Mbugua
  • Filmonik Melbourne Olivier Bonenfant
  • Full Cream Milk Robert Mitchell
  • Hausler's Heroes Chris de Souza
  • It would have been better if we had c stands Ivan Tinoco
  • Life's A Birch Productions Joshua Machuca
  • Not Half Bad Dylan Hornsby
  • Project 628 Tristan Manas
  • RoBrook Cassten Roberts
  • Samurai AV Sam O'Reilly
  • The Blues Gabriel Piras
  • The Vikings reid harrison
  • Waterlilies claire couson
  • White Cat Fever Jeni Bezuidenhout

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