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POSTPONED: Pueblo 48 Hour film Fest

Film Festival postponed so Polly Washburn submitted a video to help those who are experiencing anxiety during this time.

Brain Bath: Episode 1

Brain Bath: Episode 2


The Pueblo 48 Hour Film Festival invites filmmakers 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 Red Carpet Screening in the InfoZone Theater (4th FL). 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. 

Films are judged and viewed at a public screening. Winners will be awarded with free admission to the 2020 StoryMode Independent Short Film Awards (SISFA) Festival TBD and winning films will be screened during the SISFA Festival in Pueblo, Colorado.

You may register HERE.


  • Judge’s Choice
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Script
  • Best Performance
  • Best Musical Score
  • Best Youth Production (16 yrs and under)
  • Best Film Shot With Smart Phone
  • People’s Choice


  1. Thematic elements such as a genre, character, prop and line of dialogue will be announced on TBD.  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 TBD.  Any creative work in advance of the competitition is prohibited.  No films or film segmenst 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: TBD, Solar Roast Coffee (3206 W. Northern Ave.) 

Come find out what the required thematic elements will be for the 2020 Pueblo 48-Hour Film Festival!  The announcement will also be shared via Facebook Live.  Tune in to PCCLD’s Facebook page for the livecast. Co-sponsored by Solar Roast and the Pueblo Regional Film Commission.

Film Submission Deadline: TBD

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

Screening of Previous Winning Films: TBD., RA, InfoZone Theater (4th FL)

Join us for a celebration of short film on the big screen as we honor past winners of the 48-Hour Film Festival! The screening in the InfoZone Theater (4th FL) will feature some of our favorites from the archives!

Red Carpet Screening and Awards: TBD., RA InfoZone Theater (4th FL)

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.  Popcorn provided. Co-sponsored by the Pueblo Regional Film Commission.