The World Film Challenge


This special competition challenges the best of our 48HFP 2019 filmmakers to create another film the weekend of January 10 - 12, 2020 - top entries screen at the Cannes Short Film Corner.

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The World Film Challenge January 10 - 12, 2020

The World Film Challenge is a special competition for the very Best Filmmakers of the 48 Hour Film Project 2019. View eligible teams. View participating teams.

Select teams will be challenged to make a new film in 48 hours — showing off their skills against all of the top teams from around the world — and the best films will be presented at Filmapalooza.

But... that's not all. The very Best Films will screen at our Special Screening at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner.

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Who is eligible? (view list)
The following 48HFP 2019 winners in each city:

  • 1st Place for Best Film
  • 2nd Place for Best Film
  • 3rd Place for Best Film

* In cities where no 3rd Place for Best Film was announced, refer to the rules for team eligibility.

When is the competition?
January 10 - 12, 2020

Kickoff the new year with your chance to screen in Cannes. Call your team* together and show off your talent.

* Team must be comprised of at least 50% of the original cast/crew, including the same Director or Team Leader.

How does it work?
It's Electronic

Each team will receive it's assignment via email at 7 pm local time on Friday, January 10. Teams will have 48 hours to write, shoot and edit a short film. Instructions will be provided to upload your film by Sunday evening to be eligible for the awards.

How is it different?

  • Only open to the Top Teams of 48HFP 2019
  • Electronic Kickoff & Dropoff
  • Better chance of going to Filmapalooza
  • Better chance of going to Cannes

What are the prizes?

  • Global Bragging Rights
  • Top 15 Finalists screen at Filmapalooza (includes a FREE Festival Badge for Team Leader)
  • Top 8 Finalists screen at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner
  • $2500 for the winner of Best Film of the WFC

Your team is one of the Best of the 48HFP 2019...
Come show the world what you can do in this global competition!

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