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From writing, shooting, editing to delivery in only 48 fast and furious hours! What's this madness you ask? Well, it's the LOST WEEKEND 48H FILM CHALLENGE of course!


Brought to you by FILMREAKTER filmmakers' association with the support of the OEUVRE NATIONALE DE SECOURS GRAND-DUCHESSE CHARLOTTE, ARRI RENTAL and CINÉLUNATIQUE.


1. Create a team from among your friends - or find one to join in our forum.

2. Register your team here on our webpage, starting on Saturday, SEPTEMBER 23rd, 09h00 when the registration opens. Don't wait too long though, capacities are limited! Participation is free!

3. On Friday, October 20th at 19h we all meet up at the FILMREAKTER headquarters in Luxembourg City for our kick-off event. You will receive the address by email if your team registered in time. When the clock strikes eight we will announce this edition's theme, a line of dialogue and a prop that must feature in each film. Each team has to use the horror film to make their film

4. You write, shoot, edit your film between Friday and Sunday. You can shoot in any language you want (we suggest to use the one you and your actors are most comfortable in). If your film is not in english you will have to provide an english subtitling. Please make sure the final film is no shorter than 3 and no longer than 5 minutes!

5. You deliver your film back to us in person and no later than 20h00 Sunday evening. The location will also be given to you by email and mentioned at the kick-off event.

Important information: handing in your film too late on Sunday may result in your film being disqualified for the screening.

6. You relax for the next three days and feel good about yourself, while we subtitle all films where needed.


7. On October 31st at 21h we meet at CINÉMATHÈQUE for a screening of all your films followed by a horror Film of our choosing.



The LOST WEEKEND 48h film challenge is specifically aimed at everyone from beginning filmmakers with no prior experience, to seasoned pros. Beginners will find it a great learning experience, pros might find it a welcome way to loosen things up a bit again. This is an opportunity to experiment and to have fun - best of all: no one is going to judge you for making mistakes! The only mistake in a 48h film challenge is to waste precious time, so don't worry and don't fret - just get it done!


We encourage people of all ages to join, children included, but for the kick-off event and the delivery, minors under the age of 14 need to be accompanied by a parent.


If you want to join or create a team, but none of your friends are interested, make yourself known in our forum. You might come out of this not only with a new film to your name but also a group of brand-new like-minded friends!



For experienced filmmakers, making movies can quickly become a rather serious affair. There are all kinds of pressures - creative, financial and otherwise - that can take away from the joy of being creative and the willingness to experiment. Here’s an opportunity to just have fun again. Filmmaking doesn't need to take months of your time - or cost you a fortune. It can be quick, cheap and fun!


Also, we are strong believers in the democratic nature of filmmaking. You don’t need a diploma to make a film, to act, or to make film music. It’s a craft that is best learned by doing. So if you’ve never done it before, here’s a chance to try it out.


Finally, there’s something to be said about stress, not sleeping enough, drinking too much coffee, constant adrenaline… As far as we're concerned, there's no better way to spend a weekend!

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