Las Vegas, Nevada August 26 - 28, 2016

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas will be listed on this page after kickoff.
  • Media: You must submit your film according to the formats listed 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), No Proprietary Codecs
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)

Required Elements

  • Character: Kirk or Kristy Trentwell, Candidate
  • Prop: a brush
  • Line: "Stop talking, start doing."

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 28, 2016 @ 6:30pm - 10:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Bad Owl Coffee
10575 S Eastern Ave, Henderson 89052

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.50 USD PURCHASE
Group A: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Group C: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Brenden Palms Casino
4321 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas 89103

Wrap Party

Tue, Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:30pm
Ghostbar
Las Vegas 89103

Screening Groups

Group A Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • BYERFILMS Nick Byer
  • Carcass Studios Joe Lujan
  • Entropy Entertainment Chris Jones
  • Imperfection Studios tommy perez
  • Las Vegas Film Collective Joshua Kimbrough
  • Out of the BOX Matthew Collins
  • Rebel in a Box Productions Brian Brown
  • The Academy Rodger Pierre
  • The Disciples Levi Velasquez
  • Unlimited Sex Appeal John Bartley

Group B Wednesday, August 31, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Coldbrew Heather Aradas
  • Digital Wolf Mike Williamson
  • House of DON Productions Douglas Farra
  • Inglorious Tenenbaum Pictures Derek Roy
  • KinoFilm Dmitry Zhitov
  • Light Forge Studios Jerry Thompson
  • Midnight Sun Mike Conway
  • Rogue Element Pictures Joe Tristan
  • Secret Banana Paul Dixon
  • Talk to the Sun Entertainment Morgan James

Group C Thursday, September 1, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • DigitalSnipers colin huse
  • KGB Productions Kosta Bakalas
  • Mitrāco Christopher Dunnam
  • NewZ HoundZ Eric Brugger
  • NSC Films Audrey Balzart
  • Prickly Paws stephanie linde
  • Singularity Fernando Nava
  • Storymore Films Tobin Herringshaw
  • TnC Movie Factory Chris Newstetter
  • Whitephoenix Lightworks Howard white

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