New York, New York October 22 - 24, 2021

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? October 22 - 24, 2021

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

Filmmakers from all over the New York, NY 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.

Join us on Tuesday 09/28/2021 at 7:00pm on Zoom, for our 1st Town Hall meeting before kick off (Oct. 22nd). This is your time to ask any questions you and your team may have, give any opinions or suggestions and be a part of the overall creative process of the project.

We will be sharing with you all some exciting updates, award previews and other news. We look forward to meeting all of you and your teams.

For the zoom meeting info please e-mail us to request link, meeting id and password at:

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Thu, Sep 30
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Oct 12
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 22
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1st Townhall Meeting

Tue, Sep 28, 2021 @ 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom & Livestream

Join us for our first townhall meeting before kick off (Oct 22nd). This is your chance to ask questions, give suggestions/opinions, inquire about teams, spots or talent and join in on the creative process of the project. We are here to help you in anyway you need. As well we will be sharing some designs with you all to give you a first look at the awards and share exciting news and updates.

Join us via Zoom:


Meeting ID: 989 1210 2297

Passcode: 422379

-Darren, Rob and Melody

Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 22, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 24, 2021
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Tue, Nov 9, 2021

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264
  • Media: Online Submission (preferred)
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (preferred), 24 FPS (23.976), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4)
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB (preferred)

Online Submission on Make sure your team leader is registered.

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film.

  • Big Moon Productions Brooke Gorsica
  • CmiTerra Chelsea Ingram
  • Common Courtesy Pictures Stefan Lan
  • Crazydudeproductions Shavell Bailley
  • Guerrilla Grace Films Emma Bavera
  • Mother Brain Matthew Giovannetti
  • NIF Shira Hadad
  • Phantom Bandit Bryan Patrick Stoyle

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