Around the World in 48 Hours Film Festival

Brisbane Campus Film & Television Production students:

Put yourself to the challenge and join us to make your own film in just 48 hours! JMC Academy Brisbane, AFDA South Africa and The Met Film School of London are joining together to create a simultaneous 48 Hour Around the World Film Festival, and you’re invited!

Around The World In 48 Hours is a student short film competition, which aims to allow young creatives the opportunity to script, shoot, edit and submit original stories. Crews will be given a theme, and tasked to create a 2 to 8 minute film around this theme. They will also be given one prop and one sentence which must feature in their films. Available to all JMC Brisbane current students, the event will run from the 4th of November 2016 and will come to a close on the 6th of November. The top 3 films from each film school are then sent off to L.A for judging!

Make sure you register by 24th October by 10.00am to take part by emailing:


Friday 4th November at 5pm at JMC. Join us for a sausage sizzle and a few hours of fun as teams get their sentence, prop, theme and gear!


7pm Friday 4th November to delivery of final production on Sunday 6th November at 7pm at JMC.


Must be current JMC Brisbane Students 


will be shared equally between all the teams. Extra items (e.g. jibs etc) will be distributed via your name in a hat... but remember, you can only be given gear if you have been trained on it.


your team, you should have at least:
  • Director/Writer
  • DOP
  • Editor
  • But we do recommend having a producer attached too.

Things to keep in mind...
  • Films will be assessed by participating campuses, as well as an external industry expert.
  • Only films submitted within the allocated time-frame will be considered official entries.
  • All creative work must take place within the allocated time-frame, which includes, but is not limited to:
    • Writing the script
    • Rehearsing
    • Costume & Styling / Set Design
    • Shooting
    • Editing
    • Sound Design
    • Rendering
    • Outputting

Final films are due back at campus at 7pm!

The only preparation which may take place before the allocated time-frame is:
  • Organizing Crew
  • Organizing Cast
  • Securing/Booking Equipment
  • Scouting/Securing Locations
A short-list of sentences will be agreed upon by participating campuses. Each crew will select a sentence from a hat at the start of the challenge.

Films will be assessed according to a rubric to be developed By AFDA Port Elizabeth.


The earlier you register the better – first come first served!!!