The 48 Hour Challenge takes place sometime in 2020, run by the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival.

COVID-19 Notice:Following advice by the government our venue has closed until further notice.
We hope you all stay well. The festival, and 48hr film challenge, are being postponed.
We hope to be back with you as soon as possible and celebrate our 20th year.

Louis, Marta & the SFL team.

Latest updates


Heavyweights join the jury!

Your 48hour film might make some waves at two leading platforms, so get planning.

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Lauren Beukes joins the jury

We are delighted to announce that leading SF author, Lauren Beukes has joined our 2020 jury.

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Dr Sian Proctor joins the jury

Delighted to announce that Dr Sian Proctor has joined the 48hr jury.

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2020 Jury Announcements

As always, we can’t wait to see all the films created for the challenge this year. Over the next few months, we will be adding details of...

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2019 Winners

Thank you to all those who took part in the 2019 SCI-FI-LONDON 48hr Film Challenge, we saw some amazing films. And congratulations to the...

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Each year in the challenge the team highlight several films for a special mention… check these out.

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2019 shortlist announced

Once again, we have some incredible films made for the SCI-FI-LONDON 48hour Film Challenge.

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Well done everyone…

Some amazing films in the challenge this year.

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EDITPOOL – Trailer prize

The guys at EditPool, the award-winning creative agency specialising in standout AV marketing campaigns across the entertainment industry, have...

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48hr title card

Go for it teams! Get the TITLE CARD here

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The 48hr challenges are supported by these fabulous organisations:


Picture House