Toronto, Canada 29 September - 1 October 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? 29 September - 1 October 2017

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

Filmmakers from all over the Toronto, CA 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: 150 CAD/team ends Thu, 31 Aug
  • Late: 175 CAD/team ends Fri, 29 Sep
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Meet and Greet #2 2017

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 @ 19:00
The Old Nick Pub
123 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N2

Nachos, booze, schmooze! Meet 48 alumni teams, create new ones! 

Kickoff Event

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 @ 18:00 - 19:00
Madison Avenue Pub
14 Madison Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 2S1, Canada

Dropoff Event

Sun, 1 Oct 2017
by 19:30 to be on-time
Madison Avenue Pub
14 Madison Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 2S1, Canada

Premiere Screenings

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 @ 15:11 - 0:00
The Revue Cinema
400 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M9, Canada

Best Of Screening

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 @ 15:00 - 18:00
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
506 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1Y3

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred), AVCHD, MPEG-4, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov) (preferred), AVI (.avi), MPEG 4 (.mp4)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred), 30 FPS (29.97)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced (preferred)
  • Audio Codec: WAV (.wav) (preferred), AAC (.aac), MPEG4 (.mp4), MPEG3 (.mp3)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 256 kbps (preferred), 128 kbps, 192 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 48 kHz (preferred), 44.1 kHz
  • Maximum File Size: 1.0GB (preferred), 2.0GB, 4.0GB

Participating Teams

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

  • 416film rob paul
  • 666 Ontario Jesse Collin
  • AAAA Productions Aaron Hayes
  • Boxspring Films Michael Mongiardi
  • Creative Meat Kevin Weber
  • Dead Plumbers john mcdonald
  • District 11 Pratik Damodar
  • Do These Glasses Make My.... Robert Cormier
  • Effin Thomas O'Neill
  • Eyemagine Melanie Pyne
  • FifteenFifty Productions Emily Kindred
  • Fox and bird Misty Fox
  • Free T-Shirt Darren Hinchy
  • Good Morning Apocalypse James Dalzell
  • International House of Chickens Susan Gregory
  • Level Eh Carolyn Hurren
  • Lights Up Films Ben Whipp
  • Midnight Blimp Kevin Hmiel
  • Mighty Morphin Hermione Grangers Michael Peeling
  • Minus Comm Films Peter Lai
  • Mob House Crew Michael Vallely
  • ND Productions Ryan Copithorn
  • OG Blue Productions Jennifer Bradley
  • Pink eMpire Productions Marissa Wong
  • RC Film & Media Riley Campbell
  • SUPER13 Joe Daphney (JD) Joute
  • Saving The Cat Kunal Jaggi
  • Silly Hats Eric Beiers
  • Stellar Empires Stuart Henderson
  • Team Mouthy Kid James Becke
  • Tergum Productions Edward MacPherson
  • The Mavericks Mitchell Verigin
  • This Film has 48 Hours Katie Anderson
  • Wolfynix Productions Catherine Séguin

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