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What happens next?

16 Apr 2021

All Regional Finalists - Please hold off posting your film online until the 15 Grand Finalists and 3 Wildcards are revealed on Monday 25th April (after the Auckland Final).
The Grand Final will be held on Saturday 22nd May in Auckland.
Grand Finalists - these are the top 15 films…

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A Night Out at the Movies

31 Mar 2021

The 2021 Vista Foundation 48Hours has been a wild ride so far! We had 437 teams register to take on the challenge to make a film in 48-hours, 396 films were handed in and 41 teams were disqualified for being late, technical issues, copyright reasons or were simply missing in…

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Finalists and nominee announcements

18 Mar 2021

After each heat we will be announcing the City Finalists and nominees for each region.
You can find the finalists and category nominations on the city info page for each region.
City finals tickets are on sale so book yourself a night out.
Audience favourites for each heat will be…

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2021 Genres and Elements (Postponement weekend March 12 - 14)

12 Mar 2021


The Mistaken Identity Movie
The Gross Out Comedy Movie
The Race Against Time movie
The Heist Movie
The Buddy Movie
The Possession Movie (doesn’t have to be horror - body swap etc)
The Real Time Thriller Movie
The Crime movie
The Superhero Movie
The Musical or…

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Regional / City Finals Tickets on sale.

11 Mar 2021

Presenting the top films from all of the Vista Foundation 48Hours teams in your region!

Come along and enjoy the sweat, tears, and talent that arose out of the one of the most unique and subscribed film competitions in the country.
After the screening, we will present the top filmmakers…

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