New Orleans, Louisiana July 20 - 22, 2018

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 20 - 22, 2018

The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!

Filmmakers from all over the New Orleans, LA 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 2019 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 25
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 10
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 20
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Baton Rouge Pre-Production Networking

Thu, May 31, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kona Grill
10111 Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge 70810

Baton Rouge filmmakers -- join us at Kona Grill at Perkins Rowe for preproduction networking! Learn more about the 48 Hour Film Project and your own film community while preparing for your July shoot!

48NOLA Auditions -- Day 1

Sat, Jun 16, 2018 @ 11:00am - 2:00pm

Actors -- here's your chance to get yourself in front of team leaders in person and via taped audition! Come ready to wow potential directors and get yourself cast in a 48 Hour Film Project!


Anyone interested in booking an audition can e-mail 48auditions@gmail.com. Availability is limited, so book early!

48NOLA Auditions -- Day 2

Sat, Jun 23, 2018 @ 11:00am - 2:00pm

Actors -- here's your chance to get yourself in front of team leaders in person and via taped audition! Come ready to wow potential directors and get yourself cast in a 48 Hour Film Project!


Anyone interested in booking an audition can e-mail 48auditions@gmail.com. Availability is limited, so book early!

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 20, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 22, 2018
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Best Of Screening

Sat, Aug 11, 2018 @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Center
1225 N. Rampart St. New Orleans 70112

This year's Awards Ceremony and Best Of Screening will take place at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Center, right in the heart of the city! Come join us as we show the judges' selected Best Of Reel and see who wins this year's awards including the coveted Best Film of 2018! 

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for New Orleans in only 48 hours.

  • A Girl and her Goldfish Productions Rachel Searcey
  • Backyard Shed Films Sean Gerowin
  • Cuss & Spit Pictures Trey Lane
  • Fagan Films William Fagan
  • GumboMonster Michael Garrett
  • Half Glass Productions Matthew Judd
  • Sketchy Characters Armando Leduc
  • StreetCar Films MaryClare Serio
  • Sulliscope Films Scott Sullivan
  • Take Two Jeanine McLeod

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