We’re Always Blown Away by Our New Filmmakers

What kind of movie would you make if you were given 48 hours, a character, a prop, and a single line of dialogue? The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie (write, shoot, edit and score) in just 48 hours! Since 2016, the Indy Film Fest has been proud to be the producer for the Indianapolis 48 Hour Film Project. What makes the Indy 48HFP special? Y-O-U. Your stories. Your moment in the spotlight. Stay up to date by signing up for the official Indianapolis 48HFP newsletter.

The 2020 48-Hour Film Project Production Weekend: August 11-13, 2020

The 2020 48-Hour Film Project Premiere Screenings: August 23, 2020

Filmmakers from all over the Indianapolis 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 2021 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 Short Film Corner.



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This project is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission, the Indy Film Fest and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


Congratulations to the 2018 Winners


INFECTUS by Team Dharma
First Place Overall
Audience Award
– Best Cinematography
– Best Sound Design

– Best Special Effects

SNAP by Buffoonery Films
Second Place Overall
– Best Directing

WTF by Team Midlife Crisis
Third Place Overall
– Best Writing
– Best Acting (ensemble)

– Best Actor (individual)
– Best Costumes
– Best Use of Character

– Best Use of Prop

– Best Use of Line of Dialogue


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