48 Hour Film Challenge 2016

BFI Southbank - 48 Hour Film Challenge 2014

Challenge date


The results are in:

  • 1st Place:

    NO GUARANTEE by Team Rainmakers
  • 2nd Place:

    ABSENSE FELT by Team Conflix
  • Joint 3rd Place:

    THE NUMBER 7 by Team Tinted Lens

    RESCUE PLAN by Team Rocket Locket

   Below are the 10 shortlisted films:

WANT SOME AUTHORS ACTION?  - Click here for the shortlisted Flash Fiction stories >>

Follow the action on Twitter with #SFL48HR and #SFL48hrFlash.

Over the last seven 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.

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 (for the writing challenge) hashtags and follow us @scifilondon for updates. 

There is also a dedicated 48hr challenge page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SFL.48hour.film.challenge/

Prizes will include Adobe Cloud Accounts and more - !!!

Screening and after party of the best of this year is 4 May 2016.

Challenge Jury

Mitch Davis Fantasia

Mitch Davis

Co-Founder & Festival Director: Fantasia Film Festival

Based in Montreal, Mitch runs the most important genre festival in the World.

David Sheldon-Hicks Territory Studio

David Sheldon-Hicks

Co-Founder, Territory Studios

Experts in motion graphics, Territory have worked on The Martian, Guardians of the Galaxy and more.

Laura Adams BFI

Laura Adams

Events Programmer – BFI Southbank and BFI London Film Festival

Long time SF fan and programmer, Laura represents the BFI and organisers short film events.

Frank Spotnitz

Frank Spotnitz

Writer, Producer

Award-winning American writer and producer best known for The X-Files, he is currently writing and executive producing the Amazon drama series, The Man in the High Castle, based on the classic novel by Philip K. Dick.

Pat Cadigan

Pat Cadigan


Multi award-winning author, acclaimed by The Guardian as "The Queen of Cyberpunk"

Iain Softley

Iain Softley