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48HOURS is NZ’s largest Guerrilla filmmaking competition! There is nothing quite like it.


Simply put, filmmaking teams have just one weekend to make a short film. Filmmakers don’t know what genre they will be shooting until the start of the competition. All creativity: writing, shooting, editing and adding a musical soundtrack, must occur within the 48 hour window beginning Friday evening at 7pm and ending Sunday at 7pm. To add to the mayhem, they must also include some random elements.

A few days later, the completed films are all screened in heats to an eager audience. The best films are selected by judges to compete in the City finals. Then the Judges select the best of the best and along with Peter Jackson’s Wildcards, compete in a massive Grand Final offering fabulous prizes and glory.



Bay of Plenty City Final

  • Best Film - WON 2nd RUNNER UP

  • Best VFX - WON

  • Best Sound Design - WON

  • Best Script - WON

  • Best Director - WON

  • Audience Favourite - WON

  • Best Use of Required Element: Laughter - WON

  • WIFT Outstanding Female Filmmaker - WON

2018 'LITERAL'


Bay of Plenty City Final

  • Best Film - WON 1st RUNNER UP

  • Best Use of Genre - WON

  • Best Script - WON

  • Audience Favourite - WON



Hamilton City Final

  • Best Cinematography – WON

  • Best use of Line – WON

  • Best Film – Nominated

Grand National Final

  • Best Cinematography – Nominated

  • Best Film – Nominated 

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