Austin, Texas August 28 - 30, 2020

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 28 - 30, 2020

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

Filmmakers from all over the Austin, TX 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 Registration Opens: Tuesday, June 23

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

  • Early Bird: $128 USD/team ends Mon, Aug 3
    (reduced from $148, a savings of $20)
  • Regular: $138 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 18
    (reduced from $168, a savings of $30)
  • Late: $148 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 28
    (reduced from $188, a savings of $40)

Premiere Screenings

Mon, Jun 22, 2020
AFS Cinema
6406 N IH-35 Suite 3100 Austin 78752

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 28, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

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

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