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presented by the pegasus film festival

Are you a student in middle school, high school, or college? Think you have what it takes to create a short film in 48 hours? Want to get your film screened and maybe even win amazing prize bundles? Then sign up for our 48-Hour Student Film Race today!

Note: The competition is open to students outside of Texas as well. We will be emailing the teams the prompt. Our workshop will be streamed on the Pegasus Film Festival YouTube channel.

The 48-Hour Film Race competition has 2 categories – Middle/High School Students and College Students. Participants can enter as individuals or teams for $15.

If you cannot afford the registration fee and would like to request a fee waiver, please email

The Film Race will kick off with a workshop live-streamed on Friday, February 24th. Each team will receive a prompt that must be included in their film. They’ll have the weekend to work on it and must submit their piece before 11:59 PM on Sunday.

Submitted films will be screened for the public at the LOOK Cinema movie theatre in Dallas on Saturday, March 4th at 1:00 PM. 4 winning films (1st Place + Runner-Up from each category) will be chosen to move on to the main Pegasus Film Festival and the winning teams will receive an award bundle and free VIP tickets to the festival!

This is a super fun challenge for student filmmakers to test their limits and win amazing opportunities. Registration for the event is now open, so enter today!

  • February 23 (Thursday) - Deadline to register.

  • February 24 (Friday) - Workshop and film race kickoff! Teams will get their prompt.

  • February 25 (Saturday) - Teams will work on their films.

  • February 26 (Sunday) - Films are due at midnight.

  • March 1 (Wednesday) - Deadline to get tickets to the film screenings. (All submitted films will be screened.)

  • March 4 (Saturday) - 1 PM to 3 PM Film Screenings & Awards

To register for the competition, please fill out the registration form and pay the $15 submission fee. 

If you are having trouble with the form, please contact me at and I'd be happy to help.

48-Hour Film Race Registration Form

Register your team now for only $15!


Which category will you be submitting to?
Will you be able to attend the events in person?
Are you entering as a school or as an indepenent team?

Thank you for registering! We'll be in touch soon.

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