San Jose, California November 5 - 7, 2021

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? November 5 - 7, 2021

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

Filmmakers from all over the San Jose, CA 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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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Oct 11
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Thu, Oct 28
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Nov 5
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Nov 5, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
StageOne Creative Spaces
196 N. 3rd St. San Jose 95112

Join us at the kickoff event! Show up early, grab a drink, and mingle with your fellow competitors.

Dropoff Event

Sun, Nov 7, 2021
by 6:30pm to be on-time

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.

  • 152 WEST Productions Nils Myers
  • Dirt Dog Productions Christopher Dyer
  • HELLO CTAY PICTURES Christopher Taylor
  • INDN Films Greg Paroff
  • Ovation Pictures Christian Pizzirani
  • San Jose Pop Up Sinohui Hinojosa
  • Someday Pictures Jess Ortega
  • Stubborn Media Pablo Reinoso
  • Tri Circuit Productions Robert De Leon
  • UpLifestyle Sakeena Mathis

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