San Jose, California August 23 - 25, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 23 - 25, 2019

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 2020 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2020 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Wed, Jul 31
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 13
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 23
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 23, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Whole Foods - Community Room
777 The Alameda, San Jose 95126

Community Room is located on the ground level, under upstairs pub area.

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Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 25, 2019 @ 4:00pm - 7:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Wine Affairs
1435 The Alameda, San Jose 95126
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Premiere Screenings

Wed, Sep 4, 2019
Towne 3 Cinemas
1433 The Alameda, San Jose 95126

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred), No Proprietary Codecs
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), SD
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred)

Screening Group

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Alchemy Talkies Sam Lugani
  • Almost Professional Productions Rea Kapur
  • Cogent Non-Sequitor Richard New
  • Dragon Farm Productions Norman Luce
  • Insert Team Name Here Kimiko Ogun
  • Muvi Karkhana Rohit Dube
  • Ovation Pictures Christian Pizzirani
  • Pray for Reign Productions Erica Moore
  • RadioActive Studios Mark Garoutte
  • Sprockets and Bits Larry Baron
  • Stubborn Media Pablo Reinoso
  • The Homie Alliance Joshua vazquez

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