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The 20th Anniversary of The Vista Foundation 48Hours

The Vista Foundation 48Hours is the greatest, and largest film competition in Aotearoa! 2022 is a huge milestone for the event, it is the 20th consecutive year!


The Vista Foundation 48Hours provides an easier entry point into filmmaking and is a genuinely creative and technical challenge to sink your teeth into. Our shoot weekend is August 12th to the 14th, 2022. There is an amazing prize pool of NZ$90,000 and cash up for grabs with some incredible plans for the competition. So check out the 2022 top prize for the Grand National Champion and be sure to enter for your chance to win, but hurry we dont have long to go before registrations close at 11:59pm on the 9th of August.

Grand Champion prizes

  • The Grand National Champion APEE

  • $15,000 cash prize - ($12k from Wingnut, $2k from Viva La Dirt League)

  • $20,000 worth of post production services from Park Road Post*

  • $15,000 worth of gear hire from Portsmouth Film Equipment Rental*

  • $10,000 of licensed music from West One Music*

  • x1 Year Digital Pigeon Professional subscription (valued at US $900 a year) If you dont manage to take home the grand champion bag of goodies, dont worry because there are still plenty of prizes to go

  • T and Cs will apply

If you dont manage to take home the Grand Champion bag of goodies, thanks to some incredibly generous sponsors there are still plenty more prizes to go around. You can browse whose sponsoring what and all your potential prize winnings here 

We have a 50% deal for tertiary students and a 2 for 1 promo for schools. 

So if you would like to be in to win and have what it takes to get through a busy but fun weekend of filmmaking, register now on our website at 



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Vista Foundation 48Hours

2 Aug 2022

48Hours is Aotearoa's greatest filmmaking competition! Get the team together and register. Shoot weekend: 12th - 14th August 2022.