THE SCI-FI-LONDON 48 HOUR

FILM

CHALLENGE

Next event: 10-12 september 2022

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It's hard work, but loads of fun to make a movie-in-a-weekend, and this year we plan to screen every film produced in the cinema! So sign up now!
IT'S FREE TO ENTER AND YOU CAN TAKE PART ANYWHERE ON THE PLANET!!!​

Delighted to announce the first members of our jury for the 2022 challenge. 

Sonya Pemberton

SONYA PEMBERTON

Emmy Award-winner and record-breaking five-time winner of the prestigious Eureka Prize for Science Journalism, Sonya is one of Australia’s leading factual filmmakers. A brilliant science communicator and massive scifi fan!

ELLIOT GROVE

Elliot is one of the UK's most influential indie film promoters. He is a film producer and the founder of the Raindance Film Festival (celebrating 30 years!!!) and the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs).

PAUL ARION

Global Head of Layout for dNeg, Paul is a leader in the Visual FX industry. He has worked on films like Prometheus, Dune, and won 2 Academy Awards for Blade Runner 2049 and First Man.

CHRISTINA NOWAK

Christina is an expert in Virtual Production. A Board Member of SMPTE UK, the Director of Virtual Production at Anna Valley and a Cinegirl Ambassador.

SIMON FOSTER

Simon is the Festival Director of the Sydney SciFi Film Festival. He has been watching and writing about film for 30 years, and is a member of the Australian Film Critics Circle.

HERE ARE THE WINNING FILMS FOR THE 2021 CHALLENGE

FIRST PLACE

2ND PLACE

3RD PLACE


HERE ARE THE SHORTLISTED FILMS FOR THE 2021 CHALLENGE

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Check out the 'special mentions' from this year... they really are 'special'

Back in 2019, when we could meet and party, the 48hr awards were held at Stratford Picturehouse – check out this video chat with the 2019 winners.   

Register now and blow our minds!

get involved...

The past couple of years have been rubbish for most everyone and it has been a weird time for filmmakers.

There is no better thing you can do than take part in the 48hr challenge.  The next one takes place on Saturday 10th September.

At 11am (UK time) on that day,  we will send you the TITLE of the film you will make, a PROP list,  a line of DIALOGUE and an optional IDEA/THEME.  You then have until Monday 12th September to WRITE, SHOOT and DELIVER your complete 5-minute film.

We can’t wait to see the results!

It will then take us a few weeks to shortlist the films and send them to our main jury.  We are planning to screen ALL the films made this year and hold a big party for the winners and shortlisted films…  dates to be announced.

Gallery

check out a few of the films made for the challenge. remember, all these were conceived, written and created in a weekend! Google #sfl48hr for hundreds more.

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