Dallas, Texas August 17 - 19, 2018

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Dallas and turning it into movie-making madness for 48 hours! Teams of filmmakers have a single weekend - this one - to write, shoot and edit their short films! All completed entries will be unveiled on the big screen, at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Dallas will be listed on this page after kickoff.
  • Media: You must submit your film according to the formats listed lower on this page.
  • Documents: You must submit releases for all team members, all music, all locations, and any other copyrighted material, as well as a team leader's agreement, a roster, and a certification statement. These forms can be downloaded from on our Production Documents page.
  • Rules: You should make sure that your film complies with our Filmmaking Rules and Competition Rules. If you have questions about the rules, the best place to go is our Frequently Asked Questions.
  • 48HFP Hotline: If you have a question during the filmmaking weekend, call the 48HFP Hotline. The number is on the Kickoff Info Sheet that your team representative was given at the kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film must be dropped off at the location listed on this page.

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!


Elements Genres FAQs


Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred), any native Final Cut Pro Codec, any native Premiere Codec, Apple ProRES , AVCHD, MPEG-4, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), MPEG-2
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data Blu-Ray
  • File Type: AVI (.avi), MPEG 4 (.m4v), MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov), MPEG2 (.m2v)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3), Anamorphic
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (preferred), 24 FPS (23.976)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced (preferred)
  • Audio Codec: WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4), MPEG3 (.mp3)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 128 kbps, 192 kbps, 256 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • Maximum File Size: 4.0GB (preferred)

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 23
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 7
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 17
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 17, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Crossroads Church
2425 W Parker Road, Carrollton 75010

KICK OFF
Date/Time: Friday, August 17 @ 6:00pm
Place: Crossroads Church, 2425 W Parker Road, Carrollton, TX 75010

• Anyone can represent your team, but someone must be there.

• 6:00pm – Check in WITH the SIGNED TEAM LEADER’S AGREEMENT

• Find the agreement here: http://www.48hourfilm.com/documents

• The Team Representative will draw a genre for the team.

RSVP via facebook

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 19, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Crossroads Church
2425 W Parker Road, Carrollton 75010

Premiere Screenings

Tue, Aug 28, 2018
Angelika Film Center Dallas
5321 E Mockingbird Ln

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for Dallas in only 48 hours.

  • GoodBear Media Bear Hanrahan
  • AHS Productions James Hubbard
  • Afrogolfers Michael Copeland
  • Brown Water Films Dan Curtis
  • Clamiversary Geoffrey McPhail
  • Complinko Jon Huddleston
  • Fun Filming Group Lucas Sims
  • HiRai Films Ryan Blitzer
  • Hometown Aces Austin Espinoza
  • Iaayah's Entertainment Consuela Houston
  • Maker Table Ryan Polly
  • Oakmanor Studios Garrett Williams
  • RPM Lightning Rachelle Henry
  • Slick Studios Gopal B
  • Team Cranius Adam Leventhal
  • Team Tacos ARTHUR Bellfield
  • The Judgmental Bumper Stickers Jeff Fenter
  • Thought Culture Mike Mills
  • Twisted15 Jon Hobson
  • Women In Film Dallas WIFD President
  • X-Prysm Media Michael Bradley

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