The 48 Hour Film Project

The Houston 48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project comes to Houston on the weekend of May 16 - 18, 2014. Filmmakers from all over the Houston 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.

Enter today! Space is limited.

This year, teams will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Once the initial registration is complete, we will add teams to a waiting list.

Early Bird Registration is $140. Teams must register on or before Monday, April 21 to get this special rate. Regular registration is $160. If teams register after Tuesday, May 6 they must pay a rate of $175. The final day of registration is Wednesday, May 14.

Register for the Houston 48 Hour Film Project now!

Houston 48HFP Events

48HFP & Scriptwriters: Tournament of Monologues

Date  Saturday, April 26
Time  7:00pm
Place  14 Pews, 800 Aurora St (E of Main b/w 25th & 26th)

48HFP @ HFC First Thursdays

Date  Thursday, May 1
Time  8:00pm
Place  Cafe Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy @ Westheimer 77006
Notes  Join us at this FREE event to check out some of the great 48 hour films of past years; learn more about 48HFP & the Houston Film Commission; and meet other filmmakers & artists to work with. Members of The 4th Collective - long time veteran Houston 48HFP team - will be in attendance so that you can ask them about their 48 hour experience. RSVP here

"Blast Through the Past" Screening

Date  Thursday, May 8
Time  to be announced
Place  14 Pews, 800 Aurora St (E of Main b/w 25th & 26th)


Date  Friday, May 16
Time  6:00pm - 7:00pm
Place  to be announced


Date  Sunday, May 18
Time  to be announced (by 7:30pm to be on time!)
Place  to be announced

Premiere Screenings

Date  May 28 - 29, June 3-4
Time  7:00pm & 9:30pm
Place  Studio Movie Grill, 805 Town and Country Blvd 77024

Best Of Screening

Date  Thursday, June 26
Time  to be announced
Place  to be announced
Notes  Please note the date for this event is tentative.

Wrap Party

Date  Sunday, June 29
Time  to be announced
Place  14 Pews

Houston 48HFP Links


Celebrating Our 10th Year!!

Can you believe we've reached the 10 year mark already?!? What a fabulous journey we've had so far - with so many amazing films along the way! And that's because of you - our local 48 hour filmmaking community.

Best Film of Houston 2013

"Analog" by Tercar Cinema Productions (Romance)

HCAF Passes

The Houston Cinema Arts Festival will return November 12 - 16, 2014. Prizes for the Houston 48HFP will include weekend passes. Thanks to HCAF for their support of the 48 Hour Film Project.

Houston 48HFP Decade Wrap Party

This is the 10th year for the Houston 48HFP and we're going to round out a decade of great 48 hour films with a wrap party at our favorite micro-cinema - 14 Pews.

The date is not finalized, but look for it to be around the end of June. Thanks to 14 Pews for their continued support of the 48HFP.

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Our Partners

Registered Teams

4thCollective by Shabango Productions, Nicholas Urbano
80C Productions, Melissa Mendoza
Cinestar, Ibis Fernandez
CreatorsBLOK, Gabriel Al-Rifai
Design & Magic Productions, Darryl Perrilloux
Earth Sandwich, Lauren Tunnell
Echo Pictures, Brandon Curless
Fat Kids on The Block Film Crew, Christian Briones
Framed Productions, Emma Gobillot
Gin & Tonic, Gin Yu
H.E.B.R.O.S., Michael Frankel
inTown Digital, JohnT Powell
JHDT Productions, Jake Hellbach
Juxtapose, Darci McFerran
Morning Wood Production, Zycleo Dishmon
Out Of My Own Productions, Melinda Halvorsen Hawkins
Perfect Time To Panic Productions, Gary "Steve" Kennedy
Random Pro Films, Wynn Oliver
Seeing Eye Cat Productions, David Wallace
Stagger Lee Productions, Matthew Carter
Stone Hedgehog, Jessie Tatum
Sulfur Falcon Productions, Charles Denniston
Team Arrington, Bernadette Arrington
Tellurion Filmworks, Omar Becerra
The Artist Factory, C J Brock
The Specials, jim livesey
Veritatem, Paul Dufilho
Vowel Productions, Benjamin Chai
WAIS, Felipe Sanchez
Wobbly, David Swearengin