Filmmaking teams from around the area and beyond, write, shoot and edit a 4- to 7-minute film in just one weekend. The 15th annual event weekend is June 22 - 24, 2018. All films submitted will have their premieres screened for the public on June 28 and June 29 at Odeon Theatre, Greensboro Coliseum Complex.
People of all ages, skill and experience levels are welcome to participate. Experienced and new filmmakers find that the deadline pushes them to end the weekend with a finished film - something that is very hard to do in the "real world." All films shown are eligible for audience recognition, and those that are submitted on-time are judged for various awards by a local filmmaker panel. The film declared to be the overall "Best Film" of Greensboro will be sent to the international 48HFP competition, Filmapalooza, to be screened and judged with more than 100 city winners from around the globe. From there, 12 films will be chosen to screen in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes International Film Festival.

The film recognized as "Best of Greensboro" will be sent to the international competition, Filmapalooza, and will receive a trophy.
The Best Film and Runner Up will receive free entry to RiverRun Film Festival.
Additional awards and prizes will be given based on best writing, directing, acting, etc.

Films must be created during the event weekend.
A representative from each team must attend the Kick-off at 6 p.m. June 22, 2018 where they will draw a genre. Just before 7 p.m., a character, line of dialogue, and prop will be revealed that must be included in the film. Films must be a minimum of 4 minutes and a maximum of 7 minutes and may have an additional maximum of 1 minute of credits. Films must be turned in by 7:30 p,.m. June 24, 2018. Films may be turned in late and are eligible for screening, but will not be judged. Complete rules are available at