Johannesburg, South Africa 22 - 24 September 2017

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg 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: any native Final Cut Pro Codec, any native iMovie Codec, any native Premiere Codec, Apple ProRES , H.264, MPEG-4, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Media: Data DVD, USB Thumb Drive
  • File Type: AVI (.avi), MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Standard (4:3), Widescreen (16:9)
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3)
  • Frame Rate: 25 FPS, 24 FPS
  • Audio Bit Rate: 192 kbps

Registration Fees

  • Late: R1800 ZAR/team ends Fri, 22 Sep
Register Your Team Now!Join Our Email List

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Dropoff Event

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 @ 16:00 - 20:00
by 19:30 to be on-time
Mall of Africa - Food Court
Lone Creek Crescent and Magwa Crescent, Waterfall City, Midrand

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: R68.00 ZAR
Group A: Mon, 9 Oct 2017 @ 20:00
Group B: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 @ 20:00
Group C: Wed, 11 Oct 2017 @ 20:00
Group D: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 @ 20:00
Ster Kinekor
Mall of Africa, Midrand, Gauteng

Please book via the Ster Kinekor website. Select the Cinema @ Mall of Africa, Cine 1, and book for the correct date as per your Screening Group (A, B, C or D).

Participating Teams

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

  • #DiepArtment Cleo Matuwane
  • 4change Vinolia machel
  • ALBA Entertainment Enrico Nordmann
  • ATV & LYSOF: Black Levels George Hattingh
  • ATV & LYSOF: Colour Bars George Hattingh
  • ATV & LYSOF: White Balance George Hattingh
  • African Flag Zola Brunner
  • Alexandra Film Group Mongi Maphipha
  • Apple Box Films Joshua De Klerk
  • BMH Arcadia Team 1 Roelof Bezuidenhout
  • BMH Arcadia Team 2 Roelof Bezuidenhout
  • BMH Arcadia Team 2 Tshepo Dipale
  • BMH Arcadia Team 3 Roelof Bezuidenhout
  • BMH SANDTON GROUP 1 Gerhard Ehlers
  • BMH SANDTON GROUP 2 Gerhard Ehlers
  • BMH SANDTON GROUP 3 Gerhard Ehlers
  • BMH SANDTON GROUP 4 Gerhard Ehlers
  • BMHDBN Brett Langton
  • Boikano creations thabo Pholo
  • Brown Panther Incubator Bonisiwe Wisdom Nkuna
  • Burning Jelly Lize Jacobs
  • DJS-OAK Ozor Agyare-Kumi
  • DXF48 king kgosi
  • Film Oaks 2 Lika de Beer
  • Film Oaks Lika de Beer
  • Footprint Media Academy Cheryl Delport
  • GlobalGirl Media SA Unathi Vilakazi
  • Kas'Cinema Jack Khunou
  • Lonesome George Chiraag Gokaldas
  • Mad Hatters Roelof Bezuidenhout
  • Mamelodi Youth Filmmakers Thabo zitha
  • Merafong Film Production Thabo Ramaine
  • Mntuyedwa Wendy Mlangeni
  • Moonlighters Sharnelle De Beer
  • NJ FILM PRODUCTIONS Nathan Hammond
  • Next Episode Fikile Ndlovu
  • Nightlight Productions Nicho Barnard
  • Old Soul Films Tristan Schafer
  • PACIS Thuto Delhi
  • Pablo And The Escobars Ravi Master
  • PicMo Productions Nqobile Shoba
  • Purple Thunderliscious Productions Felipe Kirsten
  • Rapscallion Dorette Nel
  • Ras-Station steven thapelo khunou
  • SOKAA Film Production Neville Solomon
  • Screen Vaders Keanu Sousa Mendes
  • Serpent Squad Nikolay Kolev
  • Sketch Konexion Films Jonathan selolo
  • Story Shack Hulette Pretorius
  • Team Howard Michal Malek
  • That's What She Said Kathi Henriksen
  • The Auteurs Mvuselelo Mkhize
  • The Orange Apples Drew Waghorn
  • The Poopsie Doopsies Sipho Sondiyazi
  • The Slate Kgosi Choene
  • Timeline Entertainment Masixole Magqabi
  • Timothy Drew Films Timothy Drew
  • m legacy innocentia mabuza
  • matshebelele Productions Ndabaethethwa Alfred Matshebelele
  • ublynd films sibusiso masephola

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