Hampton Roads, Virginia August 4 - 6, 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 4 - 6, 2017

The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!

Filmmakers from all over the Hampton Roads, VA area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees

  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 4
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48HFP Meet & Greet Mixer - 1 of 2

Thu, Jul 27, 2017 @ 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Uno's Pizzeria - Janaf Shopping Center
Norfolk Ave & S Hampton Roads Trail - Virginia Beach Segment, Virginia Beach 23451

Team Leaders & potential actors/crew: UNITE! 

Swing by this meet & greet to find team members/team leaders before the big weekend, hear what's going on with the VPA, Filmily Fest, more local film festivals and new developments in camera acting in Hampton Roads! 

Come by for some social time!

RSVP via facebook

48HFP Meet & Greet Mixer - 2 of 2

Sun, Jul 30, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Supper - Southern Morsels
319 W. 21st Street, Norfolk 23517

Team Leaders & potential actors/crew: UNITE! 

Enjoy the rooftop patio at Supper - Southern Morsels.

Swing by this meet & greet to find team members/team leaders before the big weekend, hear what's going on with the VPA, Filmily Fest, more local film festivals and new developments in camera acting in Hampton Roads! 

Come by for some social time!

RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 4, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Generic Theater downunder Chrysler Hall
215 Saint Pauls Boulevard, Norfolk 23510

Kick Off to the Hampton Roads 48 Hour Film Project 2017. Bring your signed Team Leader Agreement, pull your genre and get your film elements!


Following are detailed, step by step directions of how to find Generic Theater. For visuals go to www.generictheater.org/directions 


From Scope Parking Garage:

  1. Enter the scope parking garage
  2. Proceed through gate
  3. Stay on the right and go all the way back
  4. Note sign that says “Lower Level Parking,” note the ramp to the right of the sign, drive down that ramp
  5. At the very bottom end of the ramp turn left at the wall
  6. Drive all the way to the very back corner
  7. Look for the mural and the double doors to the basement theater!

From Scope Plaza / Water Fountain:

  1. Face Chrysler Hall box office
  2. See the ticket windows / box office
  3. Look to the right (or left) -- see bright, red doors
  4. Go through the bright red door and down two flights to the basement level
  5. At the very bottom turn right... keep walking until you see an artsy mural on the wall and the double door entrance!

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 6, 2017
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Generic Theater downunder Chrysler Hall
215 Saint Pauls Boulevard, Norfolk 23510

Drop Off is in the PARKING LOT across the street from the entrance of the Scope parking garage.  To see a map view, enter 215 St. Pauls Boulevard, Norfolk, VA. See the corner of E. Bute Street & St. Pauls Boulevard. At that corner is an empty parking lot. Drop Off tables will be there beginning at 4:00pm. 

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.00 USD
Group A: Tue, Aug 15, 2017 @ 8:00pm
Group B: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 8:00pm
The Naro Expanded Cinema
1507 Colley Avenue, Norfolk 23517

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $10.00 USD
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 @ 4:30pm - 6:35pm
The Naro Expanded Cinema
1507 Colley Avenue, Norfolk 23517

See the Best Of 48 Hour Film Project Hampton Roads 2017! The event begins with screenings of the judges's top films. The screening is followed by an awards ceremony where the teams compete for top prizes in categories such as best cinematography, best lighting, best sound, best actor, best actress and  best picture.  Come celebrate some of the most talented filmmakers in Hampton Roads!

Participating Teams

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

  • 293 Productions Danny Mangosing
  • Better Than Bad Susan Bowers
  • Discount Movie Bin John Turner
  • Dream Cloud Films James Harris
  • Dream Pipe Media Matthew Judkins
  • Fear and Loathing in Hampton Roads Daniel Colella
  • Fire Squad Tony Batchler, Jr.
  • Found A Job Aaron Brittain
  • Fresh Prints Kiel Thorlton
  • Golden Thrones Productions Eugene Paolo Macalma
  • Innerverse Films Barry Hicks
  • Lightship Productions Joshua Cruz
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith Ashley Hall
  • No Second Meal Productions Rebecca Bingham
  • No Time for Cameras Chandler Perry
  • Oscar Me Carol Yannarella
  • Please Don't Kill Us Productions Jason Tureman
  • Poke the bear Jaren Hawkins
  • Production Productions Chad Hamm
  • Quicker Flickers Nicole Breed
  • Skip to the Good Part Productions Alexander Scott
  • Space Mustang Productions Amanda Page Stephens

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