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Pueblo 48 Hour film Fest


The Pueblo 48 Hour Film Festival invites filmmakers and creative teams to shoot, edit and submit a film within 48 hours. Our judging panel, consisting of industry professionals, will evaluate the submitted films the week before the festival. The short films that receive the highest scores will be screened during the LIVEstream Awards Ceremony. Audience members will also vote on their favorite film during the main event and the People's Choice winner will be announced with all other category winners at the end of the evening.

You may register HERE.


  1. Thematic elements such as a genre, character, prop and line of dialogue will be announced at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 23.  All elements must be incorporated for the film to be judged.
  2. All submissions must be an original film created in the allotted 48-hour timeframe between Oct 23-25.  Any creative work in advance of the competitition is prohibited.  No films or film segments created for other projects may be submitted.  Animation and special effects are allowed, but must be created during the official 48-hour timeframe.
  3. The only work to begin prior to the Official Time Period is: organizing crew, organizing cast, securing equipment and scouting/securing locations.
  4. All films must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo and submitted by sending the link to  No hard copies, jump drives or discs will be accepted.
  5. Any type of filming equipment and/or cameras may be used.  Multiple cameras are permitted.
  6. Any stock photos or music used in the film must be original or the team must acquire rights for use.
  7. Films must be no longer than 6 minutes and 30 seconds (including credits).



Thematic Elements Reveal Party: October 23, 6:30 p.m. on the 48 Hour Film Festival Facebook page.

Come find out what the required thematic elements will be for the 2020 Pueblo 48-Hour Film Festival! 

Film Submission Deadline: October 25

All films must be submitted by October 25. Please upload your film to YouTube or Vimeo and share the link to

Red Carpet Screening and Awards: October 30, LIVEstream.

Join us for the screening of this year’s 48-Hour Film Festival submissions and submit your vote for the 2020 People’s Choice Award!  The film screening will be followed by an awards ceremony to recognize the work of filmmakers of all ages and skill levels.  Co-sponsored by the Pueblo Regional Film Commission.


October 21, 2020 LIVE 6:00 pm

Editing 101: Setting yourself up for success 

A seasoned editor explains how to set up your file system and editing software in advance, and coordinate with your cinematographer and composer. When footage and sound arrive, you won’t have to waste time, and you’ll be ready to dig in and start editing!

Led by cinematographer and editor Adrian Montgomery, who just finished editing a feature-length documentary that he recorded all the video and sound for, in 9 interviews around the country. Adrian participated in a 48HFP in Denver a couple of years ago, so will offer his top tips on what to make sure to do, as well as what to watch out for.