Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? September 23-25, 2022

The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!

Filmmakers from all over the Reno, NV 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 2023 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2023 Short Film Corner.

Registration Opens:

Tuesday, July 19

Early Bird: $125 / team ends Mon, Aug 29

Regular: $135 / team ends Tue, Sep 13

Late: $145 / team ends Fri, Sep 23


Lighting 101: A Quick Workshop for Lighting Film

Fri, Jul 29, 2022 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

There is no one right way to employ lighting design. A scene could be lit several different ways by different cinematographers, each altering the mood and overall impact of the image. In this workshop we will go through the basics so that you can decide how to best fit the lighting you have to your project. 


How To Do Injury Makeup  WORKSHOP

Tickets: $80.00 USD

Fri, Aug 19, 2022 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Image Perspectives out of Carson City is giving a class on how to create realistic looking injuries. From cuts and burns, to black eyes and everything in between. Image Perspective provides a hands-on two hour class where you can practice making your team members look like they have been through the ringer, so that when it’s time to shoot, you have everything you need to make your actors have the injuries that help you sell the story.  You will keep all injuries that you create in class for your filmmaking weekend. This is a paid class. The cost is $80.00 per person to help cover the cost of materials that make this class possible. 


Building A Team – Ice Cream Social

Thu, Sep 15, 2022 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

This is a social networking event where the acting community of Reno can meet with talented filmmakers, audio engineers, directors and cinematographers. In order to facilitate an environment to  start building friendships and teams.  


Kickoff Event

Fri, Sep 23, 2022 @ 6:00pm – 7:00pm


Gather your team and head to the Kickoff Event, where you will get your Genre, Character, Line and Prop. ONCE WE DISMISS YOU FROM KICKOFF YOUR CLOCK STARTS. We wish you the best of luck. The city producer for Reno will be on-call throughout the weekend, ready to help you if the need arrises.


Drop-Off Event

Sun, Sep 25, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time


You have been going non-stop for the last 48 hours, and it’s been a hell of a ride. Turn in your film by 7:30pm to be on time. Once in you can cut loose and stay for a fun night of drinks and wild stories from other filmmakers and their experiences over the weekend. If that’s not your jam, no worries. We still have the Premiere and the awards to look forward to.


Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $9.00 USD

Sun, Oct 9, 2022 @ 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Reno Little Theater147 E. Pueblo St., Reno 89502

Ready to watch your masterpiece? We are so excited to see what you have created. Grab your team, friends, and family and get ready for an experience of a lifetime as we explore the creative work from our sleepless weekend.  

Awards Ceremony

Sun, Oct 23, 2022 @ 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Reno Little Theater147 E. Pueblo St., Reno 89502

The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here!!!! It’s the Reno 48 Hour Film Project Awards Night. With all the glitz and glamour we have come to expect from Hollywood. We invite you to join us, and support our local filmmakers and actors. If you did not join in on the fun this year, we are excited to see you next year!