Forty-eight hours is a tight timeframe to write, shoot, and edit a movie. Granted, it's not quite as tight as the single day that local filmmakers have every year as part of the popular 24-hour film competition that takes place during the Anchorage International Film Festival, but an extra day just means that much more quality, right?

Or at least, that's the hope. So for this third annual edition of Alaska's 48-Hour Film Challenge, 26 teams of local filmmakers spent the weekend of Oct. 5-7 creating films from scratch, and now, they'll get to see those films on the big screen -- whether they're ready for it or not. According to event organizer John Norris, those 26 teams entering the competition was up from 18 teams the year before, with 21 teams finishing and submitting films by the drop-dead date this year.

Recommended: Keep reading about the 48 Hour Film Challenge.