Greensboro, North Carolina June 25 - 27, 2021

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? June 25 - 27, 2021

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

Filmmakers from all over the Greensboro, NC 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, Jun 1
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jun 15
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jun 25
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Jun 25, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

We'll have a virtual kick-off to start your weekend of filmmaking with less travel and hassle. Link will be provided to team leaders who can share with other team members.

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jun 27, 2021
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Virtual drop off is easier and quicker with Cinema48!

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.00 USD PURCHASE
Group A: Thu, Jul 1, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Fri, Jul 2, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Filmmakers create teams, and gather at a Friday evening Kick-off to draw a genre. A prop, character, and line of dialogue are revealed, and each team must include them in a short film (4-7 minutes). They race to write, produce, and edit the film in just 48 hours. Films have been divided into separate groups for screening and audiences will be able to vote for their favorites.
Tickets have to be purchased one at a time on the individual screening pages.
Passes can be purchased in any quantity and then applied towards tickets for either screening.
One pass - $10
Two or more passes - $18 ($9 each)
Five or more passes - $40 ($8 each)
After each screening, we will have live Q&A with representatives from each team of filmmakers. They'll talk about their wild weekend, share stories, and answer audience questions.
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Best Of Screening

Tickets: $10.00 USD PURCHASE
Fri, Jul 23, 2021 @ 9:00pm
Revolution Mill Outdoor Theater
1175 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro

Judges review the films and make their decisions on awards including the Best Film of the 2021 Greensboro 48HFP. See the award-winning films and learn which accolades will be given to the various candidates. It's a fun night filled with anticipation and celebration!

Enter at 1175 Revolution Mill Drive, follow signs (use elevator or stairs to first floor) and exit back door to access theater area.

Rain Date: July 24

Program starts at 9 p.m. but Admission begins at 7:30 p.m.

Films are not rated and may not be appropriate for all ages

Make an advanced reservation for you and your guest(s). You will receive an email confirmation with directions for parking and access to theater area. Pay for tickets onsite (CASH ONLY - exact change preferred).

Unclaimed reservations will be RELEASED at 8:30 p.m.

Personal-sized coolers and off-site food purchases are allowed. Revolution Mills has several restaurants onsite. Additional vendors may be available in the theater area and will be announced closer to the event date.

Facemasks are optional. Seating capacity is based on room for general comfort and not for social distancing.

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Screening Groups

Group A Thursday, July 1, 2021 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • AstroJane Productions Tony Prestwood
  • Big Racket Productions Cary Morris
  • Bottom Shelf Films Aaron Randol
  • Colonel Popcorn Productions Brayden Roberge
  • Hidden Lion Abby Burris
  • INNC Studios Kristen Cubbage
  • Noodle Legs Samantha Hawkins
  • Team Overkill Chris Medico
  • Team UNCA Anne Slatton
  • Trapezoid Productions Zara Zia

Group B Friday, July 2, 2021 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 13th Pygmy Productions Randy Harris
  • Be Kind Films J Burkholder
  • Birthday Suit Productions Angela Aguigui-Walton
  • Celtic Friday Productions Christopher Veneris
  • Layla Films Olivia Mungal
  • Letters to the Projectionist Lee Legg
  • Mendicants' Delirium Tonya Pettigrew
  • MidnightSun Designs elrich mabry
  • Saturn Studios Isaac Dye
  • StumbleMuse J. Evan Wade

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