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

  • 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
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Madison Independent Filmmakers May Project Showcase

Wed, May 22, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Madison Public Library - Central
201 West Mifflin Street

We are meeting in Room 301

Come out to pitch a project, attract crew, get a crew slot on someone else's project, get back into acting, or share your future projects. Meet other filmmakers in Greater Madison Area and get involved. 

Hanging with the Jade Monkey

Thu, May 30, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Jade Monkey Cocktail Lounge
109 Cottage Grove Road, Madison 53716

Come, meet the organizers, meet some new best friends!
Find a team, find a cast or crew-member!
Find out what it's REALLY like to make a film in just 48 hours!

RSVP via facebook

Madison Independent Filmmakers - June Project Showcase

Wed, Jun 26, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Madison Public Library - Central
201 West Mifflin Street

We are meeting in Room 301

Come out to pitch a project, attract crew, get a crew slot on someone else's project, get back into acting, or share your future projects. Meet other filmmakers in Greater Madison Area and get involved. 


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

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for Madison in only 48 hours.

  • Boss Ladies Anne Krohn
  • Film Underground Nicholas Holmstrom
  • Kroo Media Andrew Semancik
  • Later Gator Productions Alyson Seeger
  • Living Storm Productions Alex Contreras
  • MGAV Corey Holl
  • Nice Melons Films William Loper
  • RGBeasts Todd Bowie
  • RedWax Productions Nate Clark
  • The Jazziest Bees Katie Hettenbach
  • The Porchetta Paradox David Boffa
  • Thorazine Work Party Jeff Funk
  • Vermillion Team Brett Hill

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