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About Filmapalooza

Filmapalooza, the annual Awards Festival of the 48 Hour Film Project, features Award Winning films from around the world.

In addition to the 48 Hour Best Films from 70 cities, the screenings include winners of the 48×2 Animation Project, the Four Points Film Project and the Global Film Challenge!

New This Year: The 48 Indie Film Summit features film workshops presented by industry experts who cover every topic in the filmmaking process.

From writing and budgeting to editing and distribution. Wherever you are in filmmaking, you will find this information to be invaluable to your filmmaking career.

Industry Workshops
20 Workshops and Panels including:
  • Demystifying the Film Scoring Process
  • Distribution in US and International Markets
  • Production in the Pandemic: Safe Set Practices Panel
  • Storyboarding and Shot Selection:
  • and many more
Award Winning Short Films

Stream all the shorts with one ticket!

  • 72 City Winning Films
  • 48×2 Animation Winner
  • Four Points Film Project Winner
  • Global Film Challenge Winner
Networking Events
Connecting Filmmakers from Around the World!
  • Daily Networking Mixers
  • Virtual Escape Room
  • 48 Scavenger Hunt
  • Film Trivia Quiz
Annual Awards Ceremony
Annual Awards Ceremony
  • Official Red Carpet
  • City Winner Recognition
  • 20 Global Awards
  • Grand Champion: Best 48 Hour Film of 2020
  • Who’s Going to Cannes?
Live Sessions!

All times Eastern US

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Check out our Schedule!

You choose the schedule that works best for you.

All workshops listed below are available asynchronous, i.e., you can watch them whenever you wish.

Friday, March 19th
March 19, 2021
12:01 am
Epic SFX Make-up Workshop EPIC SFX is made up of two professional make-up artists with a deep and unrelenting passion for special fx make-up: Meet Mariska and Jedida!  They have extensive experience in providing makeup and edgy SFX artistry for...
March 19, 2021
12:01 am
Film & TV Production Blueprint for Budgeting Emmy Award winning Television Producer and multi-award winning Filmmaker, Carl Hansen, guides you through the nuts and bolts of the budgeting process to give you concrete tools to take into your filmmaking. No...
March 19, 2021
12:01 am
Community, Inclusivity and Sustainability: How women are changing the filmmaking game in 2021 The film industry boasts a contingent of phenomenal female directors and producers doing amazing and important work.  Join us for a discussion with 5 award winning and...
March 19, 2021
12:01 am
Demystifying the Film Scoring Process The scoring process for a film can be daunting. This panel is made up of 3 amazing and award winning composers representing a wide base of experience from film, television, and live performance scoring, to...
March 19, 2021
12:01 am
Don’t Wait, Create! Join Angela DiMarco and David S. Hogan of Mighty Tripod Productions for a chat about their journey from producing award winning short films for the 48 Hour Film Project, to making independent feature length films that receive...
March 19, 2021
12:01 am
The Essential Steps to Crowdfunding 10k+ for Your Film In this intensive webinar I will show you exactly how I funded multiple film projects through crowdfunding including a £30,000 short film. I’ll discuss the essential steps to a successful campaign...
March 19, 2021
12:01 am
Fixing it in Post! 35 Years of Post-Production War Stories An interview with colorist, editor and VFX artist Jeff Olm. Jeff has worked on some of our favorite films, such as: Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers and Titanic. He’s going...
March 19, 2021
12:01 am
Production in the Pandemic: Safe Set Protocol Join us for a discussion with 4 professional filmmakers from various U.S. locations from the film, TV and corporate/commercial industry, who have quickly pivoted to tackle new Covid 19 compliance and safe set...
March 19, 2021
12:01 am
Supermarket SPFX: Gory and effective movie magic for low budget filmmakers! Get a crash course in blood and guts with cheap, readily available items! Looking to make your first horror movie or just want to simulate your friend’s murder? Learn...
March 19, 2021
12:01 am
Table Read How To, featuring “The In-Betweens” “The In-Betweens” by Marky Hinojosa is the winning script in the second annual 48 Feature Script Project.  This workshop will look at several scenes from the script and hear them performed by actors. ...
March 19, 2021
12:01 am
The Spark: Finding Your Voice Through Writing For Film There are fewer things more stressful than trying to write a script for the 48 Hour Film project; the time limits and the genres and the prescribed elements can make it...
March 19, 2021
12:01 am
An in depth discussion with three 48 Hour Film Project alumni actors of varying ages, experience and training backgrounds from across the United States, who found themselves on very different individual journeys leading them to Hollywood, finding successful work in television, film, voiceovers, commercials and web series. Covering a wide variety of topics, from theatre and improv comedy roots and working in entry level production roles, to the importance of training and honing your craft, finding representation, booking the job, preparing for the role, networking and social media’s impact on your career.
Saturday, March 20th
March 20, 2021
12:01 am
Demystifying “The Pitch” In this chat, Diana Dotter will bring to bear her extensive experience as a television and film executive to break down and demystify that most daunting of filmmaking mountains, “The Pitch”. At the end of this seminar attendees...
March 20, 2021
12:01 am
Disability Inclusion and Best Practices in Media According to the World Health Organization  (WHO) 15% of the world’s population, or an estimated 1 billion people, live with some form of disability. A disability can be a physical, cognitive, sensory, mental...
March 20, 2021
12:01 am
International Distribution in 2021 Join our panel of international distributors as they discuss: Sales Agents, Distributors, the Festival Circuit, Film Markets, and more.  Get their insights on getting your film on Netflix or Amazon. 
March 20, 2021
12:01 am
Editing: What I’ve Learned from the 48 TL Westgate, 6 time 48 Hour City Winner, goes over editing tips and tricks learned the hard way from doing 14 city events in the 48 Hour Film Project.  TL is a full-time...
March 20, 2021
12:01 am
The Screen as Canvas: Alfred Hitchcock as Master of Images The famous “master of suspense,” director Alfred Hitchcock compared himself to the abstract painter Paul Klee, and insisted that he thought “only on that white screen that has to be...
March 20, 2021
12:01 am
Mad Props with Gevin Booth “Independent” is often defined as “with limited financing.” Join independent artist/filmmaker, Gevin Booth, as he discusses the challenges and unexpected benefits an Art Department may encounter when forced to work with a low (or no)...
March 20, 2021
12:01 am
Making the Most of Your Post Audio Buck Sound completes the cinematic illusion, turning a series of shots into a true cinematic experience. Dave Howe has spent decades working in Hollywood and Seattle putting the finishing touches on commercials, music...
March 20, 2021
12:01 am
Filmapalooza Special Interview: David Costabile You know him as Wags in “Billions” and Gale in “Breaking Bad”.  Dave Costabile has done it all–Broadway, films, television.  He sits down with the creator of the 48 Hour Film Project, Mark Ruppert, to...
March 20, 2021
12:01 am
Storyboarding and Shot Selection Tutorial: Setting Up Your Shots with Previs Pro In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how when to use key shot types in your film, how to select and set up shot angles, and how to put...
March 20, 2021
12:01 am
The Secrets of Subplots The main plot can only take you so far. Every story must have subplots. But subplots are not random events and filler added to a script just to hit a page mark. That creates an erratic...
March 20, 2021
12:01 am
Cinematography: A Focus On Lenses Wide, medium, telephoto. Prime. Zoom. Shallow depth of field. Low light sensitivity. Full frame. Crop frame. Red, Arri, Blackmagic, Canon, Sony. HD, 2k, 4k, 8k. These are all the usual technical considerations we think of...
March 20, 2021
12:01 pm
Beyond the 48: Corporate Filmmaking Pathways Join us for a series of short Q & A sessions with 3 of our most successful 48 Hour Filmmakers from around the globe who credit their 48 Hour filmmaking experiences with their successes...
Screening Groups

Filmapalooza begins with a special screening of award winning films from 2019 and 2020 on Thursday night. 

The 2020 City Winning Films will be available in screening groups and individually. 

We suggest you check out a few of the groups. 

The films are available 24/7 beginning early Friday morning.

Some of our Amazing Speakers!
Editor
Producer
CEO / Founder
Actor / Influencer
Filmmaker
Founder & President
Actor / Producer
Producer
Casting Director
Composer
Professor
Executive Producer
48HFP City Producer
48HFP City Producer
Writer / Director / Producer
Producer
48HFP City Producer / Producer
Writer / Director
Filmmaker
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International Connections!

The 48 Filmmaking Community spans the globe.

Filmapalooza provides the opportunity for filmmakers to meet and network. Through a series of different events, you will have the opportunity to meet and get to know likeminded creatives. In addition to traditional networking events, you’ll join a group to experience a Virtual Escape Room and compete in the 48 Virtual Scavenger Hunt.

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