Reno, Nevada Dates To Be Determined

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? Planning for June 11-13, 2021


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

Filmmakers from all over the Reno, NV 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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Shooting on Greenscreen workshop

Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Orangetree Productions
575 E Plumb Ln, Reno 89502 suite 100

Shooting video on a blue or green screen can be tricky. We’ve rounded up some tips and tricks to help you successfully pull the cleanest key possible. When done right, a green screen can be an excellent way to add unique effects to your video projects. When done incorrectly, it will be the very bane of your existence (especially if you’re the editor!). 

Lighting 101: A Quick Workshop for Lighting Film

Thu, Feb 18, 2021 @ 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Orangetree Productions
575 E Plumb Ln, Reno 89502 suite 100
There is no one right way to employ lighting design. A scene could be lit several different ways by different cinematographers, each altering the mood and overall impact of the image. In this workshop we will go through the basics so that you can decide how to best fit the lighting you have to your project. 

We need a team Meet and Greet

Thu, Mar 18, 2021 @ 4:30pm
Orangetree Productions
575 E Plumb Ln, Reno 89502 suite 100

With our kickoff quickly approaching, this mixer is a networking opportunity to meet other filmmakers from around the Reno area. The city producer will be onsite to answer any questions you may have about the 48.  Plus get tips and tricks from filmmakers who have survived the 48 hour challenge in the past. Perhaps even find the newest member of your 48 hour team.  We encourage all ages to participate. 

Team Leader Workshop

Thu, May 20, 2021 @ 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Orangetree Productions
575 E Plumb Ln, Reno 89502 suite 100
WE want you to focus on the vision when the clock starts so we have created this workshop to help you get MOST of your paperwork done before the Kick-off Event. This workshop is open to all team leaders, if a team leader cannot make the event but would like help with filling out the paperwork, please contact the city producer. 

Casting Meet and Greet

Thu, Jun 3, 2021 @ 4:30pm
Orangetree Productions
575 E Plumb Ln, Reno 89502 suite 100

So you have the crew, with Kickoff just a week away you need talent. We have put together a casting call for all actors who are interested in participating in the 48. Each actor will do a short audition. Teams will then select actors to join their 48 hour teams.  The city producer will also be on site to answer any questions, help with any SAG paperwork, etc...


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