Award-winning filmmakers from South Florida have been charged with writing, directing, and shooting a film in 48 hours. Because of the absurdly short amount of time afforded for these films, they could end in complete disasters or in absolute gems of short cinema. With the added caveat of having an assigned character, a prop, and a line of dialogue that must be incorporated into the final work, it’ll be fun to see how local cinema creatives come through. And that’s the point: to have a good time, create something fun, and build a stronger filmmaking community in the process. The Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club (20 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale) is the event host and facilitator and will screen the top-rated films from this year's and last year’s competition. The local derby is part of a global competition for the filmmaking group with a chance to win a 5K grand prize and the opportunity to screen at Filmapalooza and the Cannes International Film Festival’s Short Film Corner. There will also be a Q&A between films with the teams facilitated by Cathleen Dean. The 48 Hour Film Project Shorts will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 20. A $10 donation is suggested. There will be free popcorn and popsicles as well as a cash bar. Call 954-761-9407 or visit fortlauderdalewomansclub.com.