The Des Moines 48 Hour Film Project's mission is to advance filmmaking and promote filmmakers. Through its festival/competition, the Project encourages filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers to make movies. The tight deadline of 48 hours puts the focus squarely on the filmmakers—emphasizing creativity and teamwork skills. While the time limit places an unusual restriction on the filmmakers, it’s also liberating by putting an emphasis on "doing" instead of "talking." The Des Moines 48 Hour Film Project premieres the best of these short films at the Fleur Cinema & Café, an independent movie theater located just south of downtown Des Moines.
48-hour filming to take place from September 25th - 27th, 2020.
2020 Awards Ceremony date and location TBA.