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Footlight Studios won Best FilmBest DirectingBest Acting, and the Audience Award at the 48 Hour Film Project - Inland Empire Edition! Our film "The Spaces Between" will now go on to compete in Filmapalooza 2023 against winners of other 48HFP from around the world - which puts us in the running to go to Festival de Cannes 2023

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What Does That Mean?

It means we got the opportunity to participate in the YES WE CANNES Competition! The Yes We Cannes Global Film Challenge is a special competition for the very Best Filmmakers of the 48 Hour Film Project 2022. Footlight Studios and other select teams were challenged to make a new film in 48 hours — showing off their skills against all of the top teams from around the world.

Our new film "Stealing Time" is in the can as they say but now...

We could used YOUR help!


Our new film "Stealing Time" is eligible for the INTERNATIONAL YES WE CANNES Audience Award

Why Does That Matter? Because you'd be helping Female Filmmakers lift their voices and support a film with an incredible message! Pushing us closer to Filmapalooza!

UPDATE: With YOUR help, we won our Group 7 Audience Award!!! Now onto Round 2...

So What Can YOU Do? Vote!

Between December 20-22, the second round of voting takes place. The one film from each group to get the most votes, moves on to the quarterfinals!

Viewing and voting is FREE for our group (Group G)!

Need Help?

After you've watched, a small checkmark will appear on the left side of each film. Click on the checkmark for "STEALING TIME" and then click VOTE!

STEP 5 - Stay tuned! If we make it to the Quarterfinals (FREE) we could use your amazing support once more!

We've got you covered!

STEP 1 - Click on the Red Button Above

It will open a new tab and access the Cinema48 site. If you do not have a Cinema48 account, sign up is simple and free.

Once you've logged in...

STEP 2 - Click on "Voting for Yes We Cannes". Here's what it will look like...

Once you click, It will take you to the next screen.

STEP 3 - Find and click on "GO TO GROUP G"!


A pop up will appear with two films, "- Hamra, -No Badaro" and "STEALING TIME"

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The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which a team makes a movie in just 48 hours. 

Worldwide Exposure

The 48 Hour Film Project is an international filmmaking event celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

As a global community built on local events, the 48HFP connects with thousands of filmmakers each year on six continents. A strict deadline puts the focus on team work and creativity, and filmmakers thrill to see their films on the big screen.

Original Films
Film Festival Events in 115 Markets World-Wide Influencer links to local market culture elites.

48 Hour Film Project Corporate Sponsors

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How is the 48 Hour Film Project Advertised?
The event is advertised by word of mouth, on the web, and via local press. Local filmmakers and organizations are our most vocal supporters and do a great job spreading the word. In each city, the 48 Hour Film Project has generated considerable interest from local and national media. From CNN to the Washington Post and LA Times—the 48HFP has had coverage in hundreds of media outlets to date.





"Vanessa [Silva] is breaking new ground and pushing boundaries with her filmmaking. It takes a unique person who has the resolve and courage to be able to do that. A person with vision who can look past the standard tropes and clichés of our craft. Perhaps someone who was writing screenplays as a child when the other kids were playing in sandboxes. Vanessa is that person. She is pushing herself and the industry with a fervor that will not be outmatched."

​- Script Summit, March 2019
"In the Spotlight: Vanessa Silva"

"I’d love to see [the industry] grow into something where we no longer have to worry about fighting for equal opportunities and it just is – all the while continuing to make something great with passion at the forefront. And, at the end of the day, I just want to be a part of that.”

- IndieActivity Magazine, June 2018
​"Interview with Filmmaker and Actor Vanessa Silva"



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