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Get Ready for the 48 Hour Film Challenge! COMING September 29 - October 1st!

Are you ready to embark on a thrilling cinematic journey? If you've ever dreamt of creating a short film in just 48 hours, the upcoming challenge by Film School for Teens is your chance to shine. This action-packed event starts on Friday, September 29th at 6 PM and wraps up on October 1st at 6 PM. Get ready to unleash your creativity, and collaborate with fellow filmmakers.

The Challenge

The 48-Hour Film Challenge is an adrenaline-fueled competition that pushes the boundaries of creativity and filmmaking skills. Here's how it works:

Announcement Day (September 29th): At 6 PM sharp, participants will receive the secret ingredients for their masterpiece. These ingredients will consist of a prop, a character, and a line of dialogue that must be incorporated into their 5-minute film.

The Clock Starts Ticking: With the challenge details in hand, teams or individuals will have exactly 48 hours to write, shoot, edit, and produce their film. This tight timeline adds an element of excitement and encourages participants to think on their feet.

Submit Your Masterpiece: Once your film is complete, it must be submitted by 6 PM on October 1st to be eligible for consideration.

Who Can Enter?

The Film School for Teens 48-Hour Film Challenge is open to all high school and middle school students! Whether you're a budding young filmmaker or a seasoned pro, this challenge welcomes your passion and creativity.

Prizes Await!

What's a competition without some fantastic rewards?

The 48-Hour Film Challenge offers exciting prizes for those who showcase exceptional filmmaking talent. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

Participating in the 48-Hour Film Challenge is more than just a competition; it's an opportunity to:

Hone Your Skills: Test your filmmaking abilities under pressure, improving your storytelling, directing, and editing skills.

Collaborate: Forge new creative partnerships with fellow filmmakers and build your network in the industry.

Showcase Your Talent: Get your work in front of an audience and potentially gain recognition in the filmmaking community.

Have Fun: Above all, filmmaking should be fun! This challenge is a chance to enjoy the thrill of the creative process.

How to Get Involved

Ready to take on the challenge? Here's how to get involved:

Form a Team: You can participate individually or form a team of like-minded filmmakers. Collaboration often leads to outstanding results!

Prepare: While you wait for the challenge details to drop on September 29th, brainstorm ideas, gather your equipment, and assemble your crew.

Create Your Masterpiece: Once you receive the challenge ingredients, let your creativity run wild. Plan your shoot, write your script, and start filming!

Submit Your Film: Complete your film within the 48-hour window and submit it by 5 PM on October 1st.

Celebrate: Join the excitement as the films are screened and winners are announced. Even if you don't take home a prize, the experience is invaluable.


The Film School for Teens 48-Hour Film Challenge is your chance to prove that creativity knows no bounds. Whether you're a high school student eager to step into the director's chair or a seasoned student filmmaker looking for a new challenge, this event promises excitement, camaraderie, and the chance to see your vision on the big screen.

So mark your calendars, gather your gear, and get ready to create something extraordinary in just 48 hours. May the best film win!

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Aubrie Smith
Aubrie Smith
Oct 02, 2023

We entered yesterday! It was so fun to do, and we're looking forward to the results!

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