Grand Finalist Announcement

23 Apr 2021

Tune into Facebook on Monday April 26th, 7.30pm as we go live to announce the Vista Foundation 48Hours Grand Finalists.

This year there are 15 Grand Finalists and 3 Wild Card films selected by competition founder Ant Timpson. Who will make the cut?

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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


  1. The Mistaken Identity Movie
  2. The Gross Out Comedy Movie
  3. The Race Against Time movie
  4. The Heist Movie
  5. The Buddy Movie
  6. The Possession Movie (doesn’t have to be horror - body swap etc)
  7. The Real Time Thriller Movie
  8. The Crime movie
  9. The Superhero Movie
  10. The Musical or…
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