Chicago, Illinois October 1 - 3, 2021

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? October 1 - 3, 2021

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 2022 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 Short Film Corner.

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Tue, Sep 7
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Sep 21
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 1
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 1, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Chicago South Loop Hotel
11 W 26th St, Chicago 60616

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 3, 2021
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Chicago South Loop Hotel
11 W 26th St, Chicago 60616

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264
  • Media: Online Submission (preferred)
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (preferred), 24 FPS (23.976), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4)
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB (preferred)

Online Submission on Make sure your team leader is registered.

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film.

  • Second Sticks Kristen McCabe
  • 2019 Ford Fiesta Corey Dowd
  • A Bunch of Strangers Making A Movie Phranque Wright
  • AK Interactive Media Antonio King
  • AKWA Pictures Walter Aleksic
  • BearCat Productions Hannah Ii-Epstein
  • Cassius & Ricky Gregory Fenner
  • Chimera Punch Kirsten Andersen
  • Covert Operations mitcherll gaddis
  • D3C0D3D Films Jorge Arana
  • DB30 Films Patrick O'Sullivan
  • DNA Collaborative Dena Altamore
  • Dirt of the Earth RL Visuals
  • Dirty Lunchbox Productions Kal Kociss
  • Eschflix7 Reba Eschmann
  • Everything Forever Inc. Bob Rzadzki
  • Exo 11 Productions Daniel J. Gierhart
  • FWF Pictures Charlie Hunt
  • Filmmakers in action Stephen Patterson
  • Fumo77 Anthony Fumarolo
  • Galaxy Maps Megan Sampson
  • Gem City Productions John Binzer
  • Hela's Hand Productions Cameron Davis
  • Kick A Rock Bill Miller
  • Lucid Vision Films Harkanwar Singh
  • Moonlight Magic Joe Moore
  • Old Man Productions Paige Kennedy
  • Party for strangers caleb forsythe
  • Pine Creek Pictures Mary Paliga
  • Reaper Jeremy Applebaum
  • Red Ink Productions Joel Broughton
  • Saint Nick's Al Adducci
  • Sidetrack-G Gary Pradel
  • Silent Cowboy Productions Casey Lyons
  • Sixth Floor Cinema Brian Peters
  • Spellbinder Films Joshua Kimbrough
  • Starpower Film Company Ruben Ramirez
  • Surfrock Lina Zikas
  • The Witty City Extras Infini Jemison-Ewing
  • Ugly Sweater Entertainment Spiro Siavelis
  • Unstable Molecules Craig Bass
  • Urban Pebble Productions Bryan Cosgriff
  • Van Bishop Ben Gibson

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