Madison, Wisconsin August 7 - 9, 2020

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 7 - 9, 2020

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

Filmmakers from all over the Madison, WI 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: Monday, June 1

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 13
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 28
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 7

January Showcase - Madiosn Independent Filmmakers

Wed, Jan 22, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Madison Public Library - Central
201 West Mifflin Street

The January 2020 Showcase we will have Misha Latyshev and Nicholas Wooton showing their films . Misha will preview “A Day’s work” a short he wrote and directed. Following the showing there will be time for questions and critique of the film. Nicholas will provide a presentation on experimental filmmaking and some of the lessons he learned in making his experimental films. Nicholas will be showing his short film “Grand Yoke”.

February Showcase - Madison Independent Filmmakers

Wed, Feb 26, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Madison Public Library - Central
201 West Mifflin Street

Please join us for our Monthly Madison Indie Filmmakers showcase event at the Madison Main library downtown in Room 301 at 6PM. Come out to meet other producers, writers, actors and filmmakers.

March Showcase - Madison Independent Filmmakers

Wed, Mar 25, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Madison Public Library - Central
201 West Mifflin Street

Please join us for our Monthly Madison Indie Filmmakers showcase event at the Madison Main library downtown in Room 301 at 6PM. Come out to meet other producers, writers, actors and filmmakers.

April Showcase - Madison Indepent Filmmakers

Wed, Apr 22, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Madison Public Library - Central
201 West Mifflin Street

Please join us for our Monthly Madison Indie Filmmakers showcase event at the Madison Main library downtown in Room 301 at 6PM. Come out to meet other producers, writers, actors and filmmakers.

Kickoff Event

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

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 9, 2020
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Mon, Aug 17, 2020
Marcus Point Cinema
7825 Big Sky Drive Madison 53719

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