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48-Hour Film Challenge

 The highly anticipated LA Shorts 48-Hour Film Challenge welcomes teams of creators to produce a short film in only 48 hours. Join us for a showcase of all of the films shot during the challenge and celebrate emerging filmmakers. Following the screening, one team will be awarded best film by a jury of film industry professionals. 

Schedule of Events

  • Friday July 22, 11am–​​12:30pm: 48-Hour Film Challenge Launch Event 

  • Sunday July 24: Participants must deliver their final film by 12:30pm

  • Monday July 25, 2:30pm–4pm: Final screening of the 48-Hour Film Challenge films 

Deadlines & Fees

  • Early: March 11, 2022 - $169 per team

  • Regular: April 22, 2022 - $179 per team

  • Extended: May 20, 2022 - $189 per team

  • Late: June 10, 2022 - $199 per team


  • The registration fee is for the entire team and includes 5 free tickets to the screening.

Rules and Regulations

  • Maximum run time for the film must not exceed 9 minutes (including end credits).

  • No opening credit sequences - credits should appear at end of film.

  • You must have licensing rights for any music usage.

For more information on the LA Shorts 48-Hour Film Challenge, email us at


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