This year's Frightening48 competition is now finished. Check out the results page and watch some of the films!

The Peace Region's 48-hour Horror Film Challenge

Oct. 13-15, 2017

Over the course of an adrenaline-filled weekend, filmmaking teams compete to write, shoot, and edit a short horror film based on a randomly selected character, a provided line of dialogue and a given prop. The films will be screened on Saturday Oct. 21 at Grande Prairie Live Theatre in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

Prizes to be announced, but the real prize will be bragging rights.


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

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. PRIMAA is happy to help individuals find a team to join.

Please read our FAQs as well as the Full Rules before registering!

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Shoot Weekend

6pm, Oct. Fri. 13th until 6pm, Sun. Oct. 15.

ALL FILMS must be handed in by 6pm on Sunday to qualify.

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Sat. Oct. 21
6:00pm - First Screening
8:00pm - Second Screening
10:00pm - Awards


 Early-bird Registration
(closes Oct. 7) 

   Regular Registration
(closes Oct. 11)

PRIMAA Member Teams $25 $50
Non-Member Teams $50 $75

Only one fee is required per team. PRIMAA membership is not required. However, if your team has a PRIMAA member on it, your team will qualify for reduced registration fees.

PRIMAA membership is $50 and includes several member benefits.



The Start - Friday, Oct. 13 at 6pm - Cards Board Game Cafe

Registered teams can pick up their starter packages in person in Grande Prairie Cards Board Game Cafe, 10001 100 Ave, Grande Prairie.

Out of town teams can request digital delivery of their info packets.

Each team will be given their starter package containing a preselected random character. All teams will have to include a specific prop and line of dialogue in their film. The characters 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, Oct. 15 at 6pm - Cards Board Game Cafe

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 prizes. Entries after 9pm Sunday will not be accepted.

By Oct. 19th you will you will be contacted to confirm that your film will be screened at GPLT as part of the Frightening48 Screening Party on Sunday Oct. 21st. For more details see our FAQs as well as the full Rules and Regulations.

Should you have any questions, please contact PRIMAA.