Greensboro, North Carolina June 22 - 24, 2018

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Greensboro 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 Greensboro 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 Intermediate Codec, Apple ProRES , MPEG-4, No Proprietary Codecs
  • Media: Data DVD, Playable DVD, USB Thumb Drive
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov) (preferred), AVI (.avi), MPEG 4 (.mp4)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Standard (4:3), Widescreen (16:9)
  • Pixel Ratio: Standard (4:3), Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred)
In a nutshell, preferred and/or accepted formats include:
  • .mov and .mp4 are best.
  • HD (1920x1080) accepted.
  • Stereo (not surround)
  • 24fps (23.98)  is preferred; we'll accept 29.97 as well (it might just look a touch jumpy).

Registration Fees

  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jun 22
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jun 22, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Revolution Mill
1160 Revolution Mill Dr, Greensboro 27405

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jun 24, 2018 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Revolution Mill
1160 Revolution Mill Dr, Greensboro 27405

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.00 USD PURCHASE
Group A: Thu, Jun 28, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Fri, Jun 29, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Group C: Fri, Jun 29, 2018 @ 9:15pm
Odeon Theatre, Greensboro Coliseum Complex
1921 West Gate City Blvd., Greensboro

Films created for the Greensboro 48HFP are divided into three screening groups and will be shown at the Odeon Theatre in the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Each group is a different set of films. Audiences vote for their favorite films and each screening is followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers. 
Tickets are available at the door or through TicketMaster. Free parking.
Films are not rated and may not be suitable for all audiences.
7 p.m. Thursday, June 28
7 p.m. Friday, June 29
9:15 p.m. Friday, June 29

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Best Of Screening

Tickets: $10.00 USD PURCHASE
Fri, Jul 13, 2018 @ 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Odeon Theatre, Greensboro Coliseum Complex
1921 West Gate City Blvd., Greensboro

Judges will review the films and select various winners including the Best Film of the 2018 Greensboro 48HFP. See these films in addition to the audience award winners, followed by the awards ceremony revealing the various recognitions in Oscar style.

Wrap Party

Fri, Jul 13, 2018 @ 10:00pm
The Bar Down Under, Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons
3121 West Gate City Blvd., Greensboro

Mingle with the filmmakers as they celebrate the culmination of the Greensboro 48HFP!  We'll head up to the Bar Down Under as soon as the awards ceremony ends around 9:30-ish. Bystanders and participants are all welcome. Drinks and food available for purchase.

Screening Groups

Group A Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Cobra Kai Jason Franco
  • Eccentrics Anonymous Julia Hersberger
  • Evocative Productions Olivia Mathai
  • FILM-FLAM Donna Marie Stone
  • Layla Films Olivia Mungal
  • NOSTALGIA Dorothy Wallace-Alexander
  • PB&J Films Phillip Lehn
  • Perky Film Productions Myron Smith
  • Saturn Studios Isaac Dye
  • sDg Productions Jose Cata
  • The Red Rockets Brendan Malone
  • The Utes Daniel Gabriel
  • Zacks are Wild Joseph Rudzinski

Group B Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Attempting Fate Brian Dowtin
  • Fat Jack Pictures Mark Sapusek
  • Lineage Pictures Jake Camp
  • Mendicants' Delirium Tonya Pettigrew
  • Oh Shrimp Productions Brayden Roberge
  • Press On Productions Andrew Kaveler
  • Rescued Castaways Terry Power
  • Sassafras Productions Kristen Korkowski
  • Shenanigans Junction Productions Joe O'Shaughnessy
  • Triad Film Collaborative Peter Bodin

Group C Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 9:15pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • AstroJane Productions Tony Prestwood
  • Birthday Suit Productions Angela Aguigui-Walton
  • Blue Bear Productions Jason McGhinnis
  • Bottom Shelf Films Andrew Mudgett
  • Drama Center Pictures Todd Fisher
  • Floradar Films William Davis
  • General Pictures Richard Earl
  • Lava Lamp Productions Ryan Daw
  • Longbow Entertainment Jerome Aiello
  • MidnightSun Designs elrich mabry
  • Stick N' Poke Productions Marley Priest
  • StumblePax Ken Randall
  • Twinscape Films Trevor Burkholder

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