EMIFF is thrilled to announce that 2020 brings with it the launch of our very own international 48 hr film competition EMIFF48HR taking place on October 9th -11th 2020. The famous format gives participants 48 hours to shoot, edit and submit a film adhering to the 2020 announced theme and rules.
‘’We wanted to create a platform to bring filmmakers
worldwide (novices and experts
alike) together, on a wild, adrenalin filled, creative 48hr journey and
really challenge their filmmaking skills’’
(Jessie Folley - Founder EMIFF48HR)
Exciting Prizes for the winning films are on offer and the top 10 selected films will be screened at EMIFF itself during the week of 23-29th of October where filmmakers will be invited to attend and network with top industry professionals and audiences alike.
Competition entrants will have 48 hours to write, shoot, edit and upload their film to EMIFF48HR.
The theme will be announced on the Festival website / social media on October 9th, 7pm (GMT + 1)
A prop that needs to appear in the submitted film will be announced on October 9th, 7pm (GMT + 1)
A line of dialogue that needs to be used in the film will be announced on October 9th, 7pm (GMT + 1)
The length of the film must be max 7mins long including credits.
All films must be submitted in the following format: mpg4 and or Quicktime for upload to EMIFF server.
The deadline for final upload to our server is October 11th, 7pm (GMT +1)
Each team must pay 119€ to enter the competition which must be paid in full by October 11th, 7pm (GMT +1) via Paypal - link to be provided.
The EMIFF48HR 2020 judging list is currently being finalised and with the competition hotting up, the panel is set to be an exciting high calibre, line-up of industry professionals and creatives from various creative backgrounds.
Relevance to the theme, adherence to the length, use of prop and line of dialogue are all factors that will be taken into consideration by the panel – along with creativity – during deciding the winning and top 10 films selected for the screening at EMIFF.
ALL submissions receive x 1 Film Festival pass (valued at € 150 each!)
ALL 10 finalists get x 2 Festival Passes
The Top 10 selected films will be screened at EMIFF on the week of 23-29th of October in front of top industry professionals. and each team will win 2 x tickets to the screening.
To launch EMIFF48HR 1st year The winning film prize will be announced on the lead up to the competition and is set to be impressive appealing to filmmakers of all levels.
Why a 48 HR Film Competition?
In our ever-growing, competitive Film industry full of talented creatives globally, desperately seeking funding to get their films produced or continuous stories of uncompleted projects it is so important that we keep creating. Keep taking risks. Keep challenging ourselves.
By presenting a platform and a format like the 48hr film concept it forces us to really pull together in a team and create a high level of work under pressure. It also gives us a unique opportunity to hone our skills. After all if you can master the 48-hour schedule then it puts you in good stead for keeping to time and budget on much larger projects.
Many winning films made under a 48-hour film concept have gone on to win awards at other film festivals worldwide and we are excited to be able to offer filmmakers internationally the opportunity to create such work as part of EMIFF 2020.
HOW TO REGISTER:
To register for this year’s competition participants must email Jessie Folley (competition founder & manager) at for more details and to receive an application form.