48 Hour Film Challenge 2015

BFI Southbank - 48 Hour Film Challenge 2014

Challenge date


Over the last five years we have run the SCI-FI-LONDON 48hr Film Challenge and have had over 1000 films completed, many of which have gone to other film festivals, been broadcast on TV and seen two feature films completed, including MONSTERS by Gareth Edwards.

Three years ago we started the SCI-FI-LONDON 48hr Flash Fiction Challenge and have had over 200 short stories written.

Why not unleash your creative talent and who knows you could walk away with the kudos of winning, some cool prizes and a boost to your career?   At worst, you will have created a new piece of science fiction in a weekend!

Use #sfl48hr and #sfl48hrflash hashtags and follow us @scifilondon for updates.


The Prizes

Full details of the prizes are on their way. What we know so far is there will be some Black Magic cameras, Adobe Cloud accounts, GTechnology storage hardware and a bunch of other goodies.  

Of course, the winning film will also get screened at a major festival event and sent off to our contact list :)

Challenge Jury

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman


Fantastic writer, known for SANDMAN, STARTDUST

Dr Adam Rutherford

Dr Adam Rutherford

Scientist and Broadcaster

BBC Radio 4's Science Programme

Simon Boswell

Simon Boswell


With over 100 scores to his name, known for HARDWARE, SHALLOW GRAVE

Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor


Co-founder London Short Film Festival and programmer at BFI London Film Festival

Colin Goudie

Film Editor

Worked with Gareth Edwards, Alan Moore and currently on Rogue One.

Roland Joffe | SCI-FI-LONDON

Roland Joffe


Known for The Mission, The Killing Fields