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Filmapalooza: Dutch Edition - Registration Opens November 1stWednesday, October 23, 2019


In less than two weeks, registration opens for the 48 Hour Film Project's annual festival, competition, and showcase of the top 48HFP films from around the world, Filmapalooza!

From March 3rd-7th, 2020, YOU can join hundreds of other filmmakers, writers, actors, and film lovers in Rotterdam, the Netherlands for five days of films, workshops, parties, networking, and fun. Filmapalooza features the 2019 tour's Best Film winners of all of our different competitions in each city (our flagship 48HFP competition, all of our special genre competitions, and the winners from the Four Points Film Project that is taking place this November 8th-11th). We screen ALL of these award-winning films again throughout Filmapalooza, so attendees will have a chance to see many amazing films from the best 48'ers on the planet.

At the end of the event, we'll conclude with a special Best Of screening and Awards Ceremony. Each city winning filmmaker will receive their official Best Film trophy, and we will announce all of the Global 48HFP award-winning films as selected by our panel of international judges. One winning film will be crowned as the 48HFP Global Grand Champion from our 2019 tour! We'll also announce the selection of films that will represent the 48HFP at our official screening at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner in May of 2020.

Filmapalooza: Paris (2018) recap from 48 Hour Film Project on Vimeo.

Why attend Filmapalooza?

It's not just to see the many award-winning films. It's because Filmapalooza is an experience unlike any other film festival or event on the planet--hundreds of filmmakers from different countries, nationalities, and cultures, that all share a love of filmmaking, and have all been tested on the filmmaking battlegrounds that only a 48HFP veteran can truly understand. You'll not just attend workshops, go to parties, and watch films--you'll meet with creative people just like you from all around the world that you would probably not have met otherwise, and bond with them as you relive, share, and celebrate your 48HFP experiences together.

Registration for Filmapalooza will open on November 1st. Get more information about registration and this year's events at, and plan on joining us in Rotterdam next March!

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