i48 2023 Registration!

Registration is now open! Come be a part of the 20th Anniversary of i48!!

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2023 is the 20th Anniversary of the Idaho Forty-Eight Hour Film Festival and Competition (“i48”). Over the past twenty years, 778 teams have embraced the challenge to write, produce, cast, costume, secure locations, shoot, edit, and musically score a completed film in just 48 hours. Making the safe assumption that i48 films are an average of five (5) minutes long, this means i48 teams have produced 3890 minutes of movies – or 65 hours. If you wanted to watch every i48 film ever made, you’d need two and half days to do it.


Filmmakers from the Treasure Valley and throughout Idaho can join this proud history by signing up now for i48/2023. This i48 will follow the same rules and format as our past 19 years, but we know you’ll feel extra amazing being a part of our 20th! The Competition will run from 6:00pm on June 2, 2023 to 6:00pm on June 4, 2023. As always, all completed films will be included in a public screening at The Flicks in Boise on Saturday, June 10, 2023. The “Best of i48/2023”, showcasing the award winnings films, will play on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at the historic Egyptian Theatre in downtown Boise.


All participating teams in i48’s 20th Anniversary will receive some free 20th Anniversary swag to mark the occasion. Additionally, we’re bringing back t-shirts with some special commemorative i48 20th Anniversary t-shirts available for sale at all screenings!


i48 can already vote in elections and next year, i48 will be able to legally drink. Kids grow up so fast these days…

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Music videos are in the can, and the screening is being prepared!

Here is the screening info:

Screening and Awards Ceremony at The Flicks Saturday, April 1 @ 12:30pm. 

Tickets $5 and available at the Flicks box office or online https://theflicksboise.kulacart.net/

Here is the screening line-up:
1. Burlap Sack Productions: “Low Rider” by Water Under the Bridge
2. Wonder Pictures: “Shelter” by Blanket Ghost
3. Media Puppet: “The Bricklayer” by Mylo Bybee
4. Glitter Girlz: “Purple Waves” by Plum Vision
5. Poolshirt Productions: “High Impact” by Black Market Analog
6. Reel Fam: “Too Much Light” by The Plagiarists
7. Midnight Robin: “Sunday Morning” by The Goodyear Wimps
8. Rhino Digital Productions: “Hometown Game ft Emma” by Jün
9. Flying Fedora: “Not You” by Thomas Paul
10. Treepeace Productions: “Ego Tripped” by The Dirt Fishermen
11. Stunz Lemonade: “Corporate Tool” by Audio Moonshine
12. Dazyair It: “Pall Revere” by Bone Haus

We look forward to seeing you there!

The i48 February Challenge is back! We are excited to announce the 2023 Music Video Challenge where ten (10) filmmaker teams will collaborate with local bands to make music videos for local music.

Starting in December 2022, local bands and musicians will submit songs to be considered by the filmmaking teams. Filmmaker team registration opens on December 18, 2022. The registration fee for 2023 Music Video Challenge is $25. Once filmmaking teams have registered, they will have the opportunity to listen to all the submitted music and select the song they want to turn into a music video. By January 8, 2023, the filmmaker teams will submit their top three (3) choices of songs to i48. On January 20, 2023, filmmakers teams and musicians will gather for a Pre- Production Meeting where the filmmaking teams will learn which song they have been assigned and have the opportunity to meet the musicians with whom they will be collaborating. Then, over the course of February 2023, the filmmaking teams will script, produce, shoot and edit the music videos which must be between two (2) to six (6) minutes in length. Collaboration during the film production between the filmmaking teams and the bands/musicians is certainly encouraged and expected, but it is not mandatory that the musicians appear in the video. Finished videos are due by February 28, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

The finished videos will be screened for the public at The Flicks on Saturday, April 1, 2023. Each team will receive five (5) free tickets to the screening. Awards will be given for “Best Concept,” “Best Cinematography” and “Best Editing.”

The team registration fee is $25 and opens on Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 10 a.m at idaho48.org.


December 17, 2022 – Deadline for bands to submit songs
December 18, 2022 – Filmmaker team registration opens.
January 8, 2023 – Filmmaker teams submit their top three (3) choices for the song they want to make into a music video
January 20, 2023 – Pre-Production Meeting. Filmmaker teams will be assigned their song and meet their musical collaborators. (Location TBD)
February 28, 2023 – Finished videos submitted by 11:59 p.m.
April 1, 2023 – Screening and Awards Ceremony at The Flicks

Click here to download the Official Rules and other documents

Congratulations to the h48 Winners!

Audience Choice Award: “Broken Rules” by Sleepless


Best Gore/SFX: “Smash & Grab” by Rockit Moving Picture Company


Best Scream Queen: Jessica Johnson in “The Ghostmaker” by Clam City


Best Villain/Baddie: Jon A. Ravenholt in ”Blood Chant” by Bloody Tales to Die For


Best Film: “Broken Rules” By Sleepless

13 Stories

Congratulations to the 13 Stories Award Winners:


Wardens Cup (Best Film): “George Hamilton” by Goran Fazil

Trusty Trophy (Runner-Up): “Up & Over” by Pineapple Productions
Stool Pigeon Award (Best Historical Film): “Josie” by Clam City Productions
Audience Choice: “Plan B” by Rockit Moving Picture Company
Best Lead Performance: Mason Dodson un “Up & Over” by Pineapple Productions
Best Supporting Performance: Jon Ravenholt in “Hell Harbinger” by New Start Entertainment