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 — with the assistance and in collaboration with our friends at Treefort Music Festival — 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

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

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