2024 i48 February Challenge Collaboration Project Filmmaker Info

i48 is reviving our highly successful Collaboration Project that we first did in February 2019. As a reminder, the Collaboration Project is a large-scale collaboration between local screenwriters, directors, producers, actors, and crew to create up to ten (10) original short films up to ten (10) minutes long in February 2024.


i48 is seeking ten (10) Director-Producer Teams to participate in this Project.  The Director-Producer teams shall consist of at least two (2) people who will lead the creation of one (1) original short film.




12/17/23 @ 11:59 p.m.:  Deadline to submit application to be considered as a Director-Producer team. Submit online www.idaho48.org


12/18/23: You will be notified by i48 if you have been selected as a Director-Producer team.


12/18/23:   If selected, you are then responsible for recruiting your crew/production team.


1/13/24:  You will receive electronic copies of all screenplays submitted for consideration for the Collaboration Project.  The scripts will be “blind submitted” i.e. you will not know  authorship.  Read the scripts and identify your top five (5) scripts, listed in order of preference.


1/27/24:  Submit your top 5 (five) screenplay choices online www.idaho48.org


1/28/24:  You will be notified by i48 which screenplay has been assigned to you.  We cannot guarantee that you get your top pick, thus the need to list your top five (5) preferences.


2/3/24: Actor auditions will be held. Director-Producer teams will NOT be present for the auditions. The auditions will be filmed.


2/5/24: You will receive a link to of all of the filmed auditions.


2/10/24 @ 10 a.m.:  All Director-Producer teams will meet in person with i48 at The Creative Space in Garden City to cast your films, via a “lottery/draft” system. You must cast four (4) actors from the auditions on 2/3/24 in your film in speaking roles.  Any additional roles you may cast on your own.


2/16/24 – 3/3/24:  Shoot your film.


3/31/24:  Submit your completed film to i48.


4/6/24: Public screening of completed films at The Flicks