Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania October 2 - 4, 2020

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? October 2 - 4, 2020

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

Filmmakers from all over the Pittsburgh, PA 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 2021 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 Short Film Corner.

New The Year!
All events will be virtual!  Check our our new film and paperwork upload site here: https://Cinema48.com

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Registration Fees

In response to the coronavirus we've reduced our 2020 prices.

  • Early Bird: $128 USD/team ends Fri, Sep 11
    (reduced from $148, a savings of $20)
  • Regular: $138 USD/team ends Mon, Sep 28
    (reduced from $168, a savings of $30)
  • Late: $148 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 2
    (reduced from $188, a savings of $40)
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 2, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 4, 2020
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Online: Upload to https://Cinema48.com

Check out our new film and paperwork upload site!

For instructions on the upload process, go here:

Premiere Screenings

Sat, Oct 17, 2020 @ 6:30pm

Participating Teams

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

  • Eyecrush Productions Hank Meldrum
  • Falling October Productions Alexander Cronin
  • New Dogs, Old Tricks Matt Ciofani
  • Shadowframe Productions Jason Boyer
  • Stoops Ferry Productions Veronica White

Films from Previous Years

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