Madison, Wisconsin July 12 - 14, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 12 - 14, 2019

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 2020 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2020 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees Registration Opens: Wednesday, May 1

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 17
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 2
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 12

Madison 48 Cinema de Mayo Networking Event

Sun, May 5, 2019 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Funk's Pub
5956 Executive Dr. #101, Fitchburg 53719

On May 5th we'll shoot the breeze, talk about the Join-A-Team and Talent Directory, and no doubt much more at Funk's Pub in Fitchburg.

We'll also be showing you how you can register your team RIGHT THERE. And if you do, We'll buy you a drink.

Yep, that's Cinco de Mayo. But it's also a lazy Sunday afternoon. You're not doing anything but recovering from Star Wars Day.

Tell ya what: if you come, maybe we'll even reboot our Trivia Contest, and do some special Star Wars Trivia!

RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 12, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 14, 2019
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Mon, Jul 29, 2019
Marcus Point Cinema
7825 Big Sky Drive Madison 53719

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