The Nebraska Film Office is inviting applications for communities in Nebraska to potentially host The 48 Hour Film Project, a weekend-long international filmmaking competition.

The 48 Hour Film Project is an international competition which celebrates the creativity of filmmakers across the globe. More than 100 cities around the world participate in the competition. Nebraska is being considered to host a local level competition in one of its cities.

Every film entered into the competition receives the opportunity to be screened at the local theater in the selected city. Local judges score and critique the films, selecting the winner.

The winner at the local level of the competition moves on to the international round of the contest, called Filmapalooza, which features screenings, workshops and parties attended by filmmakers from around the world. A selection of the top films from Filmapalooza are then screened at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner.

Each host city needs to meet several requirements, including a person to serve as the city producer for the event, a local theatre to host the film screenings and industry professionals and experts to serve as local judges to score the films entered.

To submit an application for your city, please fill out the form here: The deadline to submit an application is Friday, February 16, 2024.

To learn more about the competition, visit:

For questions about the application or 48 Hour Film Project, contact Garrett Stolz at 402-525-3358 or