Des Moines, Iowa September 25 - 27, 2020

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? September 25 - 27, 2020

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

Filmmakers from all over the Des Moines, IA 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 2021 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees

In response to the coronavirus we've reduced our 2020 prices.

  • Early Bird: $128 USD/team ends Fri, Sep 11
    (reduced from $148, a savings of $20)
  • Regular: $138 USD/team ends Mon, Sep 21
    (reduced from $168, a savings of $30)
  • Late: $148 USD/team ends Fri, Sep 25
    (reduced from $188, a savings of $40)
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Sep 25, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Sep 27, 2020
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Participating Teams

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

  • 1 bad idea compounded Kevin Tobey
  • 1 coffee, 2 creams Jason Mason
  • Bostwick Schilling Jack Schilling
  • Gladhouse Studio Gary DeSomber
  • Handsome Bear Productions Eric Bridges
  • Illustrate Hannah Wright
  • LightSmith Media Justin Smith
  • One Genome Short Productions Gabriel Rowold
  • Preferably Doctorate Brendan Daily
  • Tiny Explosions Patrick Boberg
  • Working for Exposure Aaron Bandy

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