September 15, 2017

One weekend of Non-Stop Sci-fi Filmmaking in ATLANTA!
Get ready for a fun, wild and sleep-deprived weekend in which you and a team
write, shoot and edit a film, in just 48 hours!! NOW Over $7,000 in Prizes!!
And have your film open our 2nd Annual Atlanta Sci-fi Film Festival sponsored by IMAX!

To take part in the 2017 Challenge, all you have to do is:
Register Here for FREE
Read Details and Rules carefully

The 48 Hour Film Challenge is free to enter and will begin Friday September 15th at 7PM
All films must be shot in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area!  
ALL films will open The Atlanta SCI-FI Film Festival and be screened on Saturday Sept 30th at GA Tech!
Invite your family and friends to see the fruits of 48hrs of hard, but fun labor!

Judging & PrizesWriting PromptsRequired ElementsRules & RegulationsFAQ

Rodolphe Pierre-louis

Founder and CEO of ActionVFX

Rodolphe Pierre-Louis is an Award-Winning Filmmaker, Visual Effects Artist, and Entrepreneur from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In 2015, his short film, The House Call, won the Audience Choice Award at the Asheville 48 Hour Film Festival.
Rodolphe is the Founder and CEO of ActionVFX, the industry's leading source for Visual Effects stock footage. Because of his work at ActionVFX, he was awarded the StudioDaily 50 Award,
which honored the top 50 creatives and technologists of 2017.

louis Savy

Founder and Festival Director of Sci-fi London

Louis is the founder and festival director of Sci-fi-London (The Annual International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film), which he began 16 years ago. He has organized numerous science fiction and filmmaking events and projects involving thousands of people across the UK. He as produced several award-winning shorts and features.

Zac Ali

Filmmaking Community & Partnership Manager at FilmStro

Having worked on broadcast documentaries for Travel Channel and Discovery, Zac carries an extensive working knowledge of the production and post-production process in documentary and filmmaking. He is also working in the tech industry developing and communicating the future technology of tools and products for filmmakers across the world.

1st Prize

$1,000 credit to the ActionVFX store
Featured spot on the New Upcoming Sci-fi Streaming Channel
Write-up in Oz Magazine
2nd Prize 
$500 credit to the ActionVFX store
Film shown on the New Upcoming Sci-fi Streaming Channel
3rd Prize
$250 credit to the ActionVFX store
Film shown on the New Upcoming Sci-fi Streaming Channel
Writing Prompts
Worried about Writers Block??  Don’t be, we’ll send you screenwriting prompts, courtesy of GA Tech’s
Literature, Media and Communication, Science Fiction Studies Department. 
So you'll have something to help get your juices flowing!  
You will receive them via Email a few minutes before the challenge begins.
required element
  1. Required Visual Effects 
    ActionVFX Clips - You will receive seven different ActionVFX clips to choose from, but at least one is required.
  2. Required Music
    FilmStro Music Library – You will receive a link to their library filled with great licensed music to be used solely in the 3-5 minute sci-fi film short for the Atlanta Sci-fi Film Festival.
  3. Required Landmark
    The required location must be seen in your film, and used in a way that highlights the landmark. 
    Any filming at the landmark must be done in a way that does not interfere with the regular operations of the landmark or the experience of other guests. Hand held cameras and minimal external lighting would be preferred. Filmmakers will be responsible for any damage and waive any legal action against the landmark should problems occur while filming at the location.
  4. Required Title Card
    Title Card must be shown at the beginning of your film. You will receive a downloadable PDF via email, a few minutes before official filmmaking period begins.
  5. Required Writing Prompts
    Screenwriting Prompts – You will be given a list of writing prompts created by GA Tech Literature, Media & Communications department, to choose from. You must use one of the writing prompts from the provided list.
  6. Adherence to Assignment
    Judges will base part of their scores on a film’s ability to adhere to the required elements!
  7. Elements in Credits Do Not Count
    The required elements must appear in the story of your film. Use of the elements
    only in the end credits will NOT fulfill the requirement.
Rules & Regulations
Challenge Rules are as follows:

By entering the competition, entrants together with any other member of the public involved (all such persons being referred to as 'ASCIFFF Participant') hereby agree to be bound by these rules as amended from time to time, and by the challenge instructions. It is the responsibility of ASCIFFF Participants to keep themselves informed as to any updates of these rules, and they acknowledge that any failure to comply with these rules could lead to their disqualification without reasons being given or opportunity for challenge. Atlanta Sci-Fi Film Festival, (hereafter known as ‘ASCIFFF), with respect to ASCIFFF Participant’s involvement in the ASCIFFF 48 Film Challenge (hereafter known as ‘Challenge’ and creation of a short film or video (the ”Film”) pursuant to the terms below.

Hopefully we have covered most of your questions below

Atlanta Metropolitan Area
Consists of In town Counties & Cities


Ansley Park  
Atlantic Station  
Candler Park  
Castleberry Hill  
Chattahoochee Hills  
College Park  
Druid Hills  
East Point  
Grant Park  
Inman Park  
Johns Creek  
Little Five Points  
Mountain Park  
Old Fourth Ward  
Sandy Springs  
Union City  

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