48FILM Festival the Original Online Short Film Competition
Creativity and inspiration, energy and mobility are only part of what you need to complete a short film in just two days. It's full on! Be original, make your movie and you could win big! Could you change your life in 48 hours? Be sure you’ve got the original online short film competition.
$10,000 IN CASH AND PRIZES FOR THE TOP WINNERS PLUS THE TOP PRIZEWINNER PITCHES TO AGENTS IN HOLLYWOOD
Check out our great prizes for 2017. We'll be picking our superstar team from the 48FILM Festival winners to make a feature with a great prize giveaway of $10,000 in cash and prizes, plus a chance to get in front of Hollywood agents. Submit your entry for your chance to be selected as best producer, director, actor or writer in our prizewinning posse. All winners will be into yearly collectable DVD.
Our Short Film Year
You can register your team and shoot a 48FILM Festival movie from January 11, 2017 through November 30, 2017 as many times as you like.
48 FILM Festival Entry Titles & File Formats
Before your film begins you should have:
- 2 seconds of black
- A title card with: your team name, date, city, title, and genre
- A title card with: "This film is made for 48FilmProject.com 2017."
- 2 seconds of black
After the two seconds of black, your film should begin. Maximum file upload size allowed is 600 MB.
The film must be in one of the following formats:
Our Global Short movies Contest spans Cultures & Continents
48FILM Festival original international short film contest is for every budding filmmaker who has access to the Internet. Participate anytime, anywhere, and get Planet Earth's attention.
We're multi-cultural. We welcome filmmakers from all backgrounds to contribute to the rich diversity of entries we receive each year.
Are you a seasoned vet of the business or an aspiring hopeful? No problem. We encourage anyone to have a go in our democratic competition. All are welcome. Whatever your skill and experience we want to see your talent and admire your creativity.
And we guarantee you will take something away with you - a short movie to be proud of - in just 48 hours!
Project Times & Dates
With the innovating and original international 48FILM Festival shorts competition, you choose your time and date. This revolutionary approach gives you the advantage. No more set weekends or group of weekends in the year, you decide when you want to compete, and when you can get your cast and crew together. You control your own schedule.
Wanna do it weekends or weekdays, day, night, or early hours? You got it! We give you your film freedom, because you choose... and remember, we welcome repeat performances. Take as many shots as you like throughout the competition year. You will learn and grow each time you enter our 48-hour film contest.
Power to the Participants
Teamwork is more than a one-man show, so call up your contacts, enlist them and let the synergy begin. Take our tip - the more the merrier.
Coffee and collaboration, anyone? Begin by brainstorming and welcome all ideas, because each team member has something to bring to your project.
Sign up now, and then choose your genre - you'll find a list on the Genres page.
Finally, read The Rules to see what preparation is permitted before you push that competition button. Ready to roll? Log in at any time and get creating.
Equipment & Tech
Filmmaking gear is expensive, right? It needn't be. You can shoot your 48FILM Festival entry on professional kit, your DSLR or camcorder, your smart phone or tablet. We don't mind. If it shoots moving pictures, you can use it, so long as you submit your entry in one of the named file formats. See below.