L'Affare Ultra48!

This year Ultra48 is open to all teams participating in the first shoot weekend. However be warned! Ultra48 is designed to challenge.  It's for the brave and reckless among you. 

Teams must register in advance for Ultra48 to voluntarily opt-in for the extra challenge which is announced on launch night. Once you opt-in your team name will be published on the website and there is no going back.

Ultra48 is powered by L'Affare.


How it works

Teams who enter ULTRA48 will be given some other, especially difficult requirements at the launch, which will make things extra hard. They will still need to follow all the standard rules, just incorporate the other elements.

Teams will be competing for a single national award of ULTRA48 CHAMPION. The winner will be announced at the Grand National Final.

Teams will still be eligible for all other awards and will be judged alongside other entrants, except we will be also be judging how these harder elements are integrated into the story. ULTRA48 teams must include the ULTRA48 elements as well as the regular elements in their films to be eligible to be a finalist or award nomination.

How to enter

Teams will need to sign up before registrations close - this isn’t something you can opt into over the weekend, you need to put your money where your mouth is before you start.

You can signup by emailing with your team name, and region, before we announce the L'Affare ULTRA48 challenge on the shoot weekend.

Past Challenges

2019 Challenge

In the 2019 Ultra48 challenge films had to be split-screen and have a 'break the 4th wall' moment.

Watch the 2019 winner "Mugs" here.

2018 Challenge

In 2018 Ultra48 the film had to feature children and/or animals as the main characters.

Watch the 2018 winner "Master" here.

2017 Challenge

In 2017 Ultra48 teams had to make a sequel of one of their previous entries. They had to include all the required elements from the year of the original film as well as the 2017 elements.

Watch the 2017 winner "Jack and Joni" here.

ULTRA 2021 Competitors

Ōtautahi / Christchurch:

  • Aaron's Censorship Trial
  • Rip Focus
  • Toot Toot
  • PlanetFoxFilms
  • BAE24
  • Stabvamo
  • Pie Face
  • Crab Crab Crab
  • A Small Blob of Icecream
  • High Water Mark team

Whanganui-a-Tara / Wellington

  • Oscar the Walrus
  • Nitro
  • Swan Ronson
  • Couch Kumara
  • Honey I Filmed The Ninja
  • Dan, the lift is broken again!
  • Film Collaborators Wellington


  • Bread and Butter Productions
  • Pastafarian Productions
  • HavingTechnicalDifficulties

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland 

  • Ramshackled
  • Team Spielberg
  • Get in Behind
  • Ka Pai Kids