The 48 Hour Film Project

The San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project comes to San Francisco on the weekend of July 10 - 12, 2015. Filmmakers from all over the SF Bay 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, June 15 to get this special rate. Regular registration is $160. If teams register after Tuesday, June 30 they must pay a rate of $175.

Register for the San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project now!

San Francisco 48HFP Events

San Francisco 48HFP Networks!

Date  Thursday, June 4
Time  5:30pm-7:30pm
Place  Driftwood Bar, 1225 Folsom St. San Francisco
Notes  Come mix and mingle with fellow filmmakers, find team members and just have fun as you prep for one wild weekend in July!


Date  Friday, July 10
Time  to be announced
Place  to be announced


Date  Sunday, July 12
Time  6:00pm-9:00pm (by 7:30pm to be on time!)
Place  Driftwood (San Francisco) OR Luka's Taproom (Oakland)
Notes  We have two dropoff locations this year! One in San Francisco and one in Oakland for your convenience. Please go to the venue that will be most convenient for your team. Visit the websites of our two venues for location information.

NOTE: You must turn in your completed film by the 7:30pm deadline at either location.

Our two dropoff location are below:

1225 Folsom St., San Francisco

Luka's Taproom
2221 Broadway, Oakland

Premiere Screenings

Date  July 20, 2015 and July 21, 2015
Time  7pm-8:45pm; 9pm-10:45pm
Place  The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th St. Oakland, CA 94612
Tickets  $10 early bird; $12 pre-sale; $15 at door (purchase them here)
Notes  Tickets will be available through eventbrite soon and will be available for cash purchase at theater door.

Best Of Screening

Date  Tuesday, July 28
Time  TBD
Place  Dolby Labs, 100 Potrero Ave. San Francisco, CA 94103
Tickets  Free entry by invitation only
Notes  Due to the limited size of this amazing venue, this will be an invite-only event available to our filmmakers. We are planning to have a "wrap party" following the awards show that we encourage teams to invite friends to celebrate.

San Francisco 48HFP Links


Photo by Daniel Schwen.

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Registered Teams

3rd Shift Pics, Mickella Bloch
Annie Owens, Annie Owens
Barewitness Films, Matthew Gardner
Dragon Farm Productions, Norman Luce
HEEM TEAM, Joey Pitzo
Meus Ex Machina, Jon Britton
Reform Schoolers, Tom Geary
Rind-Raja Picture Company, Jay Raja
Storycake, Edwin Chang