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The High School
48-Hour Film Competition 

April 12-14

Have you ever made a film? Ever wanted to?
Do you have what it takes to write, shoot and edit a film in only one weekend?


The High School 48 gives you the power to show off your filmmaking skills.  We give you a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue and the rest is up to you.

What's Involved?

It's Four Easy Steps

1. Get your friends to be the cast and crew 

3. List your possible costumes and locations

2. Gather your equipment--camera, sound, lights, editing software (Did you know, a lot of great shorts are shot on cell phones?!?)

4. Register for the HS48

 What we provide

  • A filmmaking competition open to all high school students

  • A filmmaking assignment that includes the genre for your film and three elements that must be included in your film--a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue

  • A link to upload your completed film at the end of the competition

  • Online screening and judging of your film by industry professionals

  • Awards in a dozen categories including: Best Writing, Best Directing, Best Acting and Best Film

  • The winning film will screen at Filmapalooza, the international film festival of the 48 Hour Film Project

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