The Nickel Independent Film Festival has teamed up with Sci-Fi on the Rock to present a brand new filmmaking challenge…

The 48-Hour Sci-Fi Film Challenge is a creative challenge to anyone to write, shoot and edit a short film of five minutes or less from 8pm on March 15th to 8pm on March 17th. It’s free to participate, and registration is open until the challenge ends at 8pm on March 17th.

Submitted short films must be 5 minutes or less, and can fall under any of the sub-genres of science fiction.

Each team will receive an email with a prop and line of dialogue which must appear in each film. (For official rules, scroll to the bottom of this page.)

Free Registration:

Public Screening Party:
Monday, March 18 at Spirit of Newfoundland, 8pm

Facebook Event:

Any questions? Email

The 2019 event is sponsored by Spirit of Newfoundland Productions.