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About the competition

48 GO GREEN is the Ultimate Ecological International short Film Contest. You select your Eco theme, decide your film's genre, and give you 3 required elements to include in your movie: a character, a line, and a prop. You create a short film, 3 - 9 min long, in English, or with English subtitles, all within 48 hours. You upload it to
Please choose your preferred eco theme from the list, decide your movie's genre, shoot your film using the given three required elements, but you do it all in 48 hours.
Register your team. Organize your actors, collect your equipment and secure your locations. When you are ready and have decided to compete, log in to your profile page. Push the "START MY COMPETITION" button. Select your eco theme, and push the "START NOW" button. Our system automatically assigns you three required elements: a character, a line and a prop. Officially your 48 hours countdown has started.

The competition entry period

Each year, the competition entry period runs from February 5 until October 31.
This is your choice! It starts whenever you are ready, but remember, once you push the "START MY COMPETITION" button, your 48 hours are counting down!
You can create your team whenever you are ready. It's up to you, but we recommend organizing your team before pushing the "START MY COMPETITION" button. As soon as you push it, the clock is ticking!
Professional or amateur, everyone is eligible to enter except relatives, employees and associates of The VITSIA Entertainment Group Inc. To be a team leader, you must be eighteen years old. You may participate if you are under eighteen, but your parents must sign a consent form. See Rule 1 of The Rules.
Anybody can enter the competition, but you could take out Basic Membership. Basic Membership is FREE.
Basic Membership is Free and allows you to pay $149 and submit your movie into the competition once. Still, PRO membership costs $299, and you can enter the competition multiple times within a year for FREE at no extra cost. It also gives you many benefits, including special discounts, savings coupons and more. Also, our PRO members get free screenings and voting rights. As a PRO member, you get a complete profile and many more privileges. Also, becoming a PRO is a way you can support our festival. PRO members can post their work and network with other members. It's great exposure! PRO members are our A-listers, and we like to treat them with the exclusive right to vote for the People's Choice Award and attend previews, special discounts entries, and much more. Check them out and take out your PRO membership now.

Selecting your genre and getting your 3 elements

The 3 elements are: a character, a line of dialogue, and a prop. The character must appear in the film for at least in a scene. The dialogue sequence can be spoken or sung, written, or any way your imagination chooses to present it. But it must be verbatim precisely as written. The prop must be visible in at least one scene or as many times you prefer in the film.
When you are ready to compete, the system assigns them as soon as you push the "START MY COMPETITION" button.
NO! That is considered cheating! It is also challenging because the 3 elements are randomly selected. Be warned; you will be eliminated from the competition if you are caught cheating. But you are welcome to submit your up to 30 min movie to our 48ISFF Eco Film Fest.
You may not use a material that is copyrighted to a third party without written permission. Also, you may not use defamatory material, obscene or otherwise unsuitable, nor pass off any such material as your original work. See Rule 20 of The Rules.
It's up to you to film in your style. But your film needs to follow the eco theme you have chosen. We do not discriminate against your choice of genres. We do not have specific genre preferences. We love them all.
You choose your genre! You can find more information about the film genres here.

Starting your 48-hour competition period

It begins as soon as you go to your profile page and push the "START MY COMPETITION" button.
You can organise your actors, secure your equipment and locations, choose your eco theme, and decide your genre. You may not do any creative work before pressing the "Start Your Competition" button. See Rule 13 in Rules for more information.

Creating, shooting and uploading your film

From 3 to 9 minutes is the official length.
Your Film must be a minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 9 minutes long, or it will be disqualified. Up to one extra minute is allowed for credits ONLY, making a total running time of 10 minutes, but your Film must not exceed 9 minutes.
No. Your Film must not exceed 9 minutes, and the additional minute is for your credits. Otherwise, you are facing the risk to be disqualified.
No. The credits at the end of your Film must not exceed 60 seconds.
All films can be in any language, but it needs to have English subtitles if it is not English.
Nope. We do not want to stifle your creativity in any way. Provided the sound and lighting are good quality, you can create whatever effects you need in your Film.
You should create and upload your film in one of the following file formats: avi, mpg, mov, asf, mpeg, xvid, mkv, mp4, wmv, webm, ogv. See Rule 18 in The Rules.

Submitting your competition entry

Go to your profile page, under the section COMPETITION, and upload your Film. Use the button "Upload Your Film".

Before the finished film begins, you should include in your film:

  • 2 seconds of black
  • A title card with: team name, date, city, title, and genre
  • A title card with: "This film is made for 2022."
  • 2 seconds of black.

These should be followed by your film. See Rule 18 of The Rules.

The maximum file size we can accept is 600 MB per Film.
Log in to your profile page, press the UPLOAD button and send your film.
You have two hours as a bonus immediately after your 48-hour competition slot finishes to upload your entry. But also, you may upload earlier during your 48 hour time period if you are ready. See Rule 12 in Rules.


Passion, talent, creativity, originality. You are creative, and you know how subjective every Film is. Produce something we will love!
After all the judging rounds have taken place, the winners will be posted on our official website in November.


Never! We believe that the best judges are professionals involved with the Film business industry and creditable filmmakers, directors, cinematographers, writers, and other vital roles.

Also, the 48 VIP PRO members vote for the People's Choice Award each year.

48 GO GREEN is an entirely online event. Anyone, anywhere, with an Internet connection can participate. Giant metropolis, dreamy coastline, outback or far-flung places, you can join in the fun wherever you live! All you need is your team, your kit, an internet connection and your imagination. Go for it! 48 GO GREEN is an entirely online event. Anyone, anywhere, with an Internet connection can participate. Giant metropolis, dreamy coastline, outback or far-flung places, you can join in the fun wherever you live! All you need is your team, your kit, an internet connection and your imagination. Go for it!

We are looking for Executive Producers and Event Coordinators.

For more information check our job listings!

48 GO GREEN believes in allowing creativity free reign! As long as you can upload your file to our official web, your equipment decisions are yours!

We sure are! Look at our history to see the success of 48 Go Green. We had winners who screened their films in Cannes International Film Festival, NAB Show, and finally at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences prestigious Samuel Goldwyn Theatre. Our Winners in the last years have screened their movies at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood.

*But please keep in mind, WE DO NOT affiliated with any other 48 hour, or hours, days, nights or 48 whatever.*

We offer competitive advertising packages. Just get in touch with our team.
Yes, you can. Please write to us with a short description of you and your team. Explain why you think you qualify for free registration. Whilst we will consider all reasonable requests, funds are limited, and we make these awards at our discretion. Our decision is final and non-negotiable. Make sure to include your contact name, email, phone number and mailing addresses to:

Attn: 48 GO GREEN
9440 South Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 301
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


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