48FILM Festival Competition Year 2018
Our original international short film competition opens on January 1, 2018, and runs through November 30, 2018. So last moment to shoot your film is November 30. Filmmakers can submit as many entries as they want during the competition year. We don't limit contestants to one participation.*
Also starting this year, 48FILM Project belongs to filmmakers. Contribute to your favorite festival $249 and become a VIP member for a lifetime, shooting and register your movies FOR FREE FOREVER!
How to Enter
Filmmakers should register their teams with 48filmproject.com. Team leaders have time to prepare before pressing the "start my competition" button.
Between registration and starting the competition, teams have time to prepare. Here's the pre-production work teams can do:
- Organise the team
- Cast the actors
- Procure equipment
- Secure use of locations
We strongly advise contestants to check The Rules for the tasks not permitted before starting their competition.
The 48 hours competition period includes:
- Script writing
- Costume design and creation
- Props and set design and building
- Sound recording
Ready to shoot?
To start your Competition Clock
Log in to your profile page.
Click the button "Start my Competition".
Choose your genre.
The system assigns 3 elements: a character, a dialogue line and a prop, which must be included in the film.
The 48-hour countdown has started and this begins the team's competition slot.
About the 3 Elements
Our system generates three elements at random when the team starts their competition. These are a character, a line of dialogue and a prop.
No two entries receive the same combination of elements. The assignment of elements is unique to each film submitted to the 48FILM Festival shorts competition.
To complete a 48FILM Festival Competition Entry
At the end of the 48-hour production slot, contestants should upload their completed film, with titles, in one of the specified file formats. The organizers allow two additional hours for uploading an entry.
These instructions and prompts are given on the team's profile page to guide contestants through the entry process.
The last chance to compete in our original international short film competition is November 30, 2018.
Voting Process and Judging Panel
Viewing and voting on the submissions will be open to the public from December 26 each year, for 10 consecutive days. Only Pro Members can vote for the People's Choice Award. The organizers invite award-winning movie industry professionals to form our judging panel and to select our 48FILM Project Top 15 finalists and ultimate prizewinners. Winners will be announced at the start of January the following year.
Awards & Screening Ceremony
The culmination of the 48FILM Festival competition year is our Awards And Screening Ceremony in Hollywood. All winning entries are screened before an audience of movie professionals and movie fans.
All entries stream live on 48filmproject.com.
For more information visit the FAQ or visit https://www.48support.com and raise a ticket to ask your question.
**Each entry requires payment of a new registration fee, unless you are a VIP member that you can enter the competition for FREE FOREVER!.
Learn more about VIP Lifetime Membership here: https://www.48filmproject.com/article/the-project/member-benefits