The Frantic48

This year’s Frantic48 competition is now finished. Thank you to everyone for making it the best Frantic48 year ever!

The Peace Region’s Annual 48-Hour Film Challenge

April 28 – 30, 2017

Over the course of an adrenaline-filled weekend filmmaking teams compete to write, shoot, and edit a short film based on a randomly selected genre, and a provided line of dialogue and prop. The best films will be screened as part of the Reel Shorts Film Festival in Grande Prairie, Alberta Sunday May 14th.


Teams of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate. All short films must be produced in the Peace Region to qualify for entry.

Early-bird Registration is closes April 15th.

Registration is now closed. Thanks to all the teams who participated!



Early-bird Registration
Regular Registration
(closes April 26 at noon)
PRIMAA Member Teams $25 $50
Non-Member Teams $50 $75

Only one fee is required per team, and there are no team size limits. PRIMAA membership is not required. However, if your team has a PRIMAA member as the team captain, your team will qualify for reduced registration fee.

PRIMAA membership is $50 and includes several member benefits.


Qualifying Frantic48 entries are eligible to win Judge’s Choice, Judge’s Youth Choice, and Audience Choice awards as part of the Reel Shorts screening event(s).


The Start – Friday, April 28 at 6pm

Registered teams can pick up their starter packages in Grande Prairie. Out of town teams can request digital delivery of their info packages.

Each team will be given their starter package containing a preselected random genre. All teams will have to include a specific prop and line of dialogue in their film. The genres will be different for each team, while the prop and dialogue line will be the same for all teams. Each of these must be included in your final short film project to qualify.

The End – Sunday, April 30th at 6pm

Completed 2-7 minute projects are to be turned in by 6pm Sunday to compete for prizes. Late entries will be accepted until 9pm Sunday, however late entries will be exempt from award contention. Entries after 9pm Sunday will not be accepted.

By May 7th you will you will be contacted to confirm that your film will be screened at Reel Shorts as part of the Frantic48 package. For more details see the full Rules and Regulations.

Should you have any questions that are not answered on our Frequently Asked Questions page, please contact PRIMAA president Monty Simo at

The Frantic48 is presented by PRIMAA in collaboration with Grande Prairie Live Theatre and the Reel Shorts Film Festival.