Beat the Clock Challenge 2012

Summer, 2012

Can you make a quality 3-5 minute film in just 48 hours?  We challenge you to!  Join one of up to 40 teams competing in the longest running 48-Hour Film Challenge in Arizona!




What Makes it so Challenging?

As if only 48 hours wasn’t enough of a challenge… we wait to tell you three pieces of critical information at the Kickoff event: a prop, a line of dialog, and a genre.


SAG Contracts

SAG has provided contracts, if you want to use SAG actors in your productions these are perfect for the 48-hour film challenge.

IFP Phoenix 48 HR Short Film Employment Contract 2012

IFPPhoenix 48 Hour Film Challenge Short Film Agreement 2012



Team Registration Deadline: July 20, 2012

Kickoff: July 20, 2012 5:30pm * @The University of Advancing Technology (UAT)

Films Due: July 22, 2012 (actual time TBD at kickoff)

Screenings: August 10, 2012 6:00pm and 8:00pm.  Awards at 10:00pm @ Phoenix Art Museum

Registration Fee $50 for IFP members – $65 for NonMembers

* Registrations will be taken up until the day of kick-off. 


1st Place

2nd Place

  • $75 Prize Money

3rd Place

  • $50 Prize Money

ALSO: Top 3 Films + 1 Audience Favorite* Receive

  • Move onto the Finals Competition (Chance for more prizes)
  • Automatic submission to 2013 Phoenix Film Festival

*An Audience Favorite award will be selected by the audience the night of the screenings.

Look forward to seeing you there!