48 Hour Film Challenge in Partnership with LUMIX - Raindance

Raindance Film Festival  is happy to launch this year’s 48 Hour Film Challenge, in partnership with Lumix and The Reel Challenge. The challenge will take place during the first weekend of the festival – between the 28th and 30th of September.


About the challenge


The idea is, well, simple to the extreme: you make a film, from conception to delivery, in only 2 days and 2 nights. Because, like we like to say in the Raindance HQ, you can sleep when it’s over.


However, simple doesn’t mean easy, and although the experience can be very intense, it can be even more rewarding. It’s a challenge, but we wouldn’t be in this industry if we didn’t like one, would we?


If you needed a bit more of an incentive, the guys at Lumix are lending us all the equipment we need to shoot the films. Additionally, you’ll get support from a Lumix expert to help you work around all those little details that always come up when using new equipment. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get some hands-on experience with some top-class cameras. Bear in mind you will need to use your own editing equipment.


Furthermore, the team from The Reel Challenge – a unique filmmaking adventure from London to Budapest – will be coordinating the whole weekend and will be available to provide support throughout the weekend.

Please note that content prompts will be handed out on the day to ensure that no-one is using content they have already created.


How to sign up


Get together a team of 3 to 6 members and fill the pre-registration form bellow. Consider the different roles each of you will need to fulfil; a key aspect of this challenge is synergy. The teams selected will be contacted with further details for the challenge. The resulting work will be screened at Vue Piccadilly on the 7th of October and will be invited to join us at the Raindance Film Festival Closing Party!


On your own? Don’t worry! We’re also putting together a “Wild Card” team. Just fill out the form and specify what role you would like to assume within the team. Keep in mind that you will meet your team on the first day of the challenge.

Please register HERE.


Best of luck!



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The Raindance Film Festival runs each Autumn in London's Leicester Square.

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