Welcome to Summer 48! Prepare to embark on a filmmaking adventure in the heart of Southern Illinois, as the historic Liberty Theater and Cinemaclique team up to host their first bi-annual 48 hour film race. With limited time and unlimited imagination, teams of filmmakers will write, shoot, and edit a complete short film over the course of a single weekend in hopes of winning a coveted "Muddy Award".
Film Screening and Award Ceremony - August 19th at 7pm
We welcome the public to come watch all of the films made during the film race at the Liberty Theater on August 19th. Awards will be given out the best filmmaking teams by our judges, including an audience choice award decided by those in attendance. The screening and award ceremony is free to attend, though we suggest a $5 - $10 donation to the Liberty Theater at the door.
Registering to Join the Race
Filmmakers must register to compete via the Cinemaclique website before the "Kick Off Event" on August 11th. Registration is $20 for teams of 1 - 5 filmmakers. Late registration can be done at the Kick Off Event for an additional $10.
Kick Off Event and Film Race - August 11th @ 6p - 8p
The race starts at our official Kick Off event at the Liberty Theater on August 11th. All teams must have at least one member at the event to represent their team. Filmmakers will be randomly assigned a required element that must appear in their film before being released into the world to make their creations! Finished films must be submitted by 8p on Sunday, August 13th.
Find more information on Summer 48 at on Cinemaclique's website!