Welcome to the 48HFP
Are you a director, actor, editor, shooter, or audio ninja just itching to practice your craft? Professionals, pre-professionals or hobbyists - this is what you have been waiting for.
The 48 Hour Film Project is an opportunity for filmmakers of all levels to practice your craft - to make a film in a weekend and have it screen before an audience at your local theater.
How It Works
It sounds simple: Make a film in 48 hours - 2 days - one weekend. Here’s the catch - you don’t know the genre of your film until right before the clock starts ticking!
First begin putting a team together and register for the 48HFP in your city.
Next after registering, you will receive a series of emails with information and tips for a successful event. During the lead up to the Project, teams recruit their cast and crew, scout locations and pull their gear together - putting everything in place for the filmmaking weekend.
viernes Night Kickoff
The 48 Hour Film Project weekend starts on a viernes night with the Kickoff Event for your city. At the Kickoff:
- Each team receives the genre for its film in a random drawing
- Then the required elements are announced - a character, a prop and a line of dialogue - each of which must appear in all films
Then it is off to the races!! Filmmakers have just 48 hours to write, shoot and edit their film.
Film Weekend: 48 Hours of Non-Stop Action
Most teams schedule their weekend like this:
- viernes Night: Writing the script, gathering costumes and props
- sabado: Production - this is the shoot
- domingo: Editing and Dropoff - it’s time to complete your film as the minutes tick down
domingo Night Dropoff
At the Dropoff Event, teams submit their film along with the required paperwork. But don’t be late! One minute late is too late to be eligible for awards - but all films are screened.
Premiere Screening: Your Film on the Big Screen
The culmination of all your hard work is a screening of your film at a local theater. All submitted films (both late and on-time) will be screened!
Filmmakers experience the thrill of seeing their creative work on the big screen in front of an audience. An opportunity you don't want to miss!Jurado y Premios After the 48
Ready to Get Started?1. Busca tu Ciudad
2. Join Our Email List
3. Put Your Team Together
4. Think of a Team Name
5. Register Your Team
Find Us on Facebook
Don’t forget to join your city’s Facebook page to keep up with the latest news and events.
Assembling Your Team
You only need a few key people on board to sign up your team. Where can you find other teammates? Friends & Family, Craig's List, Facebook, Twitter!
In the US we have an online database of potential teammates called Castlisting.com. You get access to this as a team leader once you register.
Your city's webpage will let you know about upcoming networking events - a great place to find teammates.• más info
Miembros del Equipo SAG-AFTRA
SAG-AFTRA permite a sus miembros a participar en películas de 48 horas, pero esto conlleva más papeleo y restricciones en la distribución.
Algunos músicos locales, bandas y compositores pueden estar dispuestos a dejarte utilizar su trabajo en tu cortometraje, ya que esto puede servir de promoción de su talento.
Films, Films & More Films
To date more than 50,000 films have been made for the 48 Hour Film Project.