Around the World November 9 - 12, 2018


Get Ready for a Global Challenge!

The weekend? November 9 - 12, 2018

The challenge? To make a film in a single weekend!

Filmmakers from all over the world will compete to see who can make the best short film in only three days. The 4PFP is an online contest which follows the same basic idea of the 48HFP - write, produce, and edit a short film in just a weekend using an assigned genre and three elements which are announced via email at the start of the weekend.

The 4PFP films are all judged by a panel of film professionals, and the top 4PFP film will be awarded $3000 USD and screen at both Filmapalooza 2019 and the Cannes Film Festival 2019 Short Film Corner. Additionally the top 15 films will be made available online where the general public will vote for the winner of Audience Favorite, who will recieve $1000 USD and also screen at Filmapalooza 2019.

Make a Film in THREE Days!

The Four Points Film Project competition weekend begins at 7:00 PM your local time on Friday and concludes on Monday at midnight. That gives your team 77 hours to write, shoot, edit, score and submit your short film. You will be assigned two random genres and you must shoot your film using either, or both, of the genres. Each time zone will be assigned its own set of elements - character, prop and line of dialogue. All films will be submitted online and instructions will be provided to your team upon registration.

Genres Elements FAQs

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $125 USD/team ends Mon, Oct 15
  • Regular: $150 USD/team ends Tue, Oct 30
  • Late: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Nov 9
Register Your Team Now!

Kickoff Event

Fri, Nov 9, 2018 @ 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Mon, Nov 12, 2018
by 11:59pm to be on-time

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred), Apple ProRES , CineForm
  • File Type: AVI (.avi), MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3)
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1) (preferred), Standard (4:3), Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97), 24 FPS, 30 FPS
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced (preferred), Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: WAV (.wav) (preferred), AAC (.aac), MPEG4 (.mp4), MPEG3 (.mp3)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 256 kbps (preferred), 128 kbps, 192 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 48 kHz (preferred)
  • Maximum File Size: 8.0GB (preferred)

To ensure your film is submitted properly there are several considerations.

Please go to for the complete submission guidelines.

Every year there are films turned in late because these critical steps haven't been followed. Don't miss the deadline because of a submission error!

more info

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams around the world that will be making a short film in only 3 days for the Four Points Film Project.

  • 10 Times Half Petrus van Staden
  • 5st Place Productions Terry Shepard
  • Algorithm Yannick Gody
  • Arizona Ink Studios Andrew Zumwalt
  • Armonia Arina Băjan-Zaciu
  • Art and Talent Laura Penn
  • Bad Apple Productions Caitlin Wingrove
  • Bay Badshahs Medha Prabhala
  • Beast Films Mike Chuney
  • Berkeley Square Dave Uhler
  • Blackstone River Johnny Pappas
  • Bluebear Productions Chloe Wilson
  • Bold Endeavor Eden Lee
  • Broncho Kato Buss
  • CC Film Productions Cliff Cowan
  • CHS Films David Salowe
  • Carmal George Dykeman
  • Cheap Vacation Paris Lee
  • City College Steven Blacksmith
  • Clamiversary Drake Wootton
  • Clan Filmin' Adam McMillin
  • Clapsus Films Marie Lhuissier
  • Conepack Frank Vazquez
  • Creative Juices Barron Botts
  • Cyclops-Snowman Jenifer Stockdale
  • Cyrano Films aurore duiguo
  • DOOM Visuals Tony Alonso
  • DarkSyde Justin Case
  • Deleted Scenes Paul Crafford
  • Distant Calling Pictures Nathan Block
  • El Dorado Media Mark Switzer
  • Established Heroes Adam Ferry
  • First Drafts Hannah Arp
  • Fostering People Darrin Charles
  • FoundX Tin Lim
  • HBK 2.5 Caroline Bailey
  • Handsome Hero Productions Benjamin Bate
  • Harmony Films Isabella Presnal
  • Highly Dope Media Anthony Maze
  • Hoe Cakes Production Julie Peters
  • Hold For Sound John Parolski
  • Home Louie Productions Mindy Niemann
  • I've Been Framed Morgan Kent
  • Indian River Films Jim O'Connor
  • Indie Film Loop Deontae Trundle
  • Ingenuity Pictures Brittany Brown
  • Izzo Pro Hal Brong
  • Jabronie Pictures Fernando Huerto
  • Justice League of Lenses Michelle Kenney
  • K. Michael Khalid Michael
  • Kearny DMD Blair Hatch
  • Kick A Rock Sergio Torres
  • LaFilm Bob Krieger
  • Ladyboss Films Jill Fredenburg
  • LaserJungle Pictures Wilfred Robles
  • Mayther Digital Andrew Robinson
  • Media Without Borders krk nordenstrom
  • Mellow Valley Media Brock Lewandowski
  • Misfit Island Media Luke Hosking
  • Nice People Productions Brandon Keim
  • Nightlight Productions Nicho Barnard
  • Olympic College Film Club Olympic College Film Club
  • Oneshotfilm Media Sean Patel
  • Out of My Own Productions Melinda Halvorsen Hawkins
  • Ovation Pictures Christian Pizzirani
  • PDX Film Mongers Rick Baurer
  • Parrot Flu Joe Moore
  • Pittlers Pythons Neil Hunter
  • PrePreproductions Nan Ficca
  • RED ANTLER Chris Austin
  • Revenger Films Caleb Coleman
  • Ruff Ruff Dog Productions susan lyles
  • RyKen Media Ryan Haberern
  • Sad News Bears Jason Forsyth
  • Saint Nick's 2.0 Al Adducci
  • Sauce Me Films Courtney Archerd
  • Shooting Flares Thomas Peterson
  • Shrug Productions Erica Rowe
  • Skyak Productions Kristina Arnold
  • Strong Brothers Doug Strong
  • Studio LF Cédric Battah
  • StumblePax Ken Randall
  • THE JEWS DID THIS Alon Karmi
  • Take Two Jeanine McLeod
  • Team Comu Carlos Rivera
  • Team Rebelution Poonam Basu
  • Team Spitting Indus Alelia
  • The Cinethusiasts Raymond Rea
  • The Distance Duo Mark Zawadiwsky
  • The Golden 3 C's Candace Reddix
  • The Hygrometers Alex Braun
  • The Las Vegas Collective Scott Diel
  • The Randoms Eric Crosby
  • Trash Panda Films mehdy houate
  • Ultimatum Pictures Alex Gianopoulos
  • Underdog Studios Erica Negrini
  • Violens Films Frank McCaughey
  • Wanny&Co Wanny Lim
  • Warren World Productions Warren Mitchell
  • Watchdog Films James Hyams
  • Waves and PiXels Films Sai Kesavamatham
  • Wissota Films Alex Kerr
  • doactcrazy David Fugate
  • David Fugate
  • spaghetti studios matt wilken
  • torchonchiffoncarpette bertille Garraud

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