Can You Plan, Shoot and Edit A Film In Just 48 Hours?

Published October 2, 2017

Filmmakers, adventurers, thrill seekers and silver screen starlets are invited to take part in our 11th annual 48 Hour Film Challenge to write, shoot and edit a 3 minute film in just 48 hours. This year’s best films will be shown during a special screening at Two Short Nights Film Festival (30 Nov – 2 Dec).

The unusual format of the 48 Hour Film Challenge creates an opportunity for creative discovery. With a common theme, last year’s teams produced a diverse collection of films with titles like For a Few Likes More, Love and Translation and Madopoly. And Team Candyland’s winning film, Little Billy Matches, was the tale of a match battling against darkness as told through animated felt.

Watch last year’s winning film here: 


Open to filmmakers of all levels, participating teams need only a good imagination and camera to get involved. Groups can register between Mon 2 Oct and Wed 8 Nov to take part. Then, on Fri 10 Nov, teams will be presented with a theme, prop and a piece of text to inspire their new masterpiece.

After 48 hours, teams will submit their completed films to be selected for screening on Thu 30 Dec at the Two Short Nights Film Festival. Films screened at the festival will be eligible for the coveted Best 48 Hour Film Award and Audience Choice Award.

Register your team for free now >>

Deadline for registering: Wed 8 Nov