New Orleans, Louisiana July 22 - 24, 2016

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 22 - 24, 2016

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

Filmmakers from all over the New Orleans, LA 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 2017 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2017, Court Métrage.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $140 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 27
  • Regular: $160 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 12
  • Late: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 22
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2016 Baton Rouge Mixer

Thu, Jun 9, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kona Grill
10111 Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge 70810

48NOLA Returns to Baton Rouge for a mixer at Kona Grill on June 9th. All filmmakers from the Southeast Louisiana area are welcome to attend and be a part of this year's 48!

RSVP via facebook

48NOLA Auditions

Sat, Jun 11, 2016
Allways Lounge and Theatre
2240 St Claude Ave, New Orleans 70117

The first of two auditions this year! We will open submissions for appointments by May 15th. All auditions will be taped and placed online for our team leaders to view along with your contact information. Check our facebook and website for more info in the coming weeks!

48NOLA Auditions

Sat, Jun 18, 2016 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm
Allways Lounge and Theatre
2240 St Claude Ave, New Orleans 70117

The second of two auditions this year! We will open submissions for appointments by May 15th. All auditions will be taped and placed online for our team leaders to view along with your contact information. Check our facebook and website for more info in the coming weeks!

48NOLA Happy Hour at the Ugly Dog Saloon

Thu, Jun 30, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ugly Dog Saloon
401 Andrew Higgins, New Orleans 70130

Join us at the Ugly Dog Saloon on June 30th for some of the best BBQ in the city! Filmmakers from all across the area are invited to meet their fellow filmmakers and recruit for this year's 48 Hour Film Project!

Final Mixer and Filmmaker Tips and Tricks Session

Thu, Jul 14, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Allways Lounge and Theatre
2240 St Claude Ave, New Orleans 70117

The big weekend is almost here! Looking for a last-minute team or team member? Want to know your screening group? Then the Allways Lounge is the place to be on July 14th!

In addition to our usual mixer festivities, we will have an orientation for new and returning filmmakers with some of the tips and tricks for making your weekend as successful as possible! We will have filmmaker demonstrations, tech talks, and most importantly, we will announce our screening groups for 2016!

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 22, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 24, 2016
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Participating Teams

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

  • Bad Wolf Productions Holli Herrle-Castillo
  • CharTer EntertainMEnt Terry Smith
  • FantomLight Kevin McQuarn
  • Lonely Eskimo Productions Jorge Maradiaga
  • Real Life Cartoons Chelsea Blunt
  • Shark Milk Productions Matthew Fogarty
  • Team LaFilm Bob Krieger
  • Twinkie Martinez Carl Johnson
  • William Gil Films William Gil

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