A Peoria area 48-Hour Film Festival! We are amped for our first-year film competition to create a short film from scratch in just 48 hours! Get ready for March 4th 5 PM CT when we reveal a line of dialogue, prop, and theme that must be included in your film!

Like our Facebook Page @manitoufilmfest to be informed when we release a theme, prop, and line of dialogue that must be included in your film.

Best Film: $250 Prize + Certificate of Award

Best Actor/Actress: Certificate of Award
Best Screenplay: Certificate of Award
Best Sound Design: Certificate of Award
Best Musical Score: Certificate of Award

All footage must be shot within the official time period (5 PM March 4, 2022 – 5 PM March 6, 2022), and no stock footage or footage shot or created at another time may be used. We recommend organizing a cast and crew, and securing equipment and locations in advance.
Opening credits are not encouraged, but if you use them, they are considered to be part of the film, and therefore count against the five-minute maximum. All credits count toward the five-minute maximum. No film should be longer than five minutes.
All films must be submitted by 5 PM on March 6th, 2022. Submissions will be completely digital. We will allow people to bring in flash drives or hard drives on a case by case basis. Films must be shared via Google Drive or shared via Dropbox folder to manitoufilmfest@gmail.com.
The leader of the group must also submit the film via this website on our 'SUBMIT' tab.
The filename should be the name of your film i.e. “Home Alone.mp4”
Video format must be .mov or .mp4 – HD resolution recommended.

Overall Rating
  • Very good online film festival, it was a lot of fun. Great for newcomers.

    March 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the Review, Trevor! Looking to have an awards ceremony for 2022 to allow filmmakers to network!