Houston, Texas August 14 - 16, 2015

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 14 - 16, 2015

The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!

Filmmakers from all over the Houston, TX 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 at Filmapalooza 2016 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2016, Court Métrage.


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Registration Fees

  • Regular: $160 USD/team ends Thu, Aug 6
  • Late: $175 USD/team ends Wed, Aug 12
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48HFP Practice Run

Sat, Aug 1, 2015 @ 2:00pm
Theatre Suburbia
4106 Way Out West Drive, Houston 77092

To get the creative juices flowing in preparation for our filmmaking weekend, we're going to a speed run of the 48HFP in only 48 minutes - minus the filming and editing, that is!! We'll break you up into teams and give you a set of required elements. Then you and your group have less than hour to come up with a play to perform. Don't worry, we'll let you use your script.

HFC First Thursdays Mixer

Thu, Aug 6, 2015 @ 8:00pm
Cafe Brasil
2604 Dunlavy Street, Houston 77006

Join us at this FREE event to check out some of the great 48 hour films of past years, learn more about 48HFP & the Houston Film Commission, and meet other filmmakers & artists to work with.

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 14, 2015 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 16, 2015
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Skye Fest 2015

Sat, Aug 22, 2015 @ 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Heights Presbyterian Church
240 West 18th Street, Houston 77008

Please note this is NOT an official 48HFP event, but will feature numerous Houston 48 hour films from previous years.

Skye Fest 2015 is a family-friendly fundraiser to support the Skye McCole Bartusiak Foundation which helps provide support for emerging filmmaking talent. This festival will feature short films, live music, Texas barbeque and games for the kids (or those young at heart).

The price of admission is a $30 donation (or $20 for a half-day). Food plates are $10 with non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase and there is a nominal fee for the games.

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Fri, Aug 28, 2015
Group B: Fri, Aug 28, 2015
Group C: Sat, Aug 29, 2015
Group D: Sat, Aug 29, 2015
Queensbury Theatre
Citycentre Plaza, 12777 Queensbury Lane, Houston 77024

Participating Teams

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

  • 3MTDigital Dennis Tipton
  • 80C Productions Adam Castillo
  • B-SIDE STUDIOS Bobby Baham
  • Canned Films Dennis Porsnuk
  • Cinestar Interactive Ibis Fernandez
  • Cloud Castle Matt Kowalski
  • CON Artists Films Nataly Quiroga
  • De-Reality Productions James Seyer
  • Dream Up Pictures Joshua Williams
  • Films For Actors Joel Irwin
  • Fix It In Post Productions Dot Behrens
  • Gaucho Moon Molly Vernon
  • Good question. Dylan Reid
  • Houston, We Have a Project Laura Heuston
  • Irony Coast Productions Victor DiGiovanni
  • J.O. Malone Studios J.O. Malone
  • Long Paper Productions Joshua Van Horn
  • Lyfe by The Horns Production William Hairston Jr
  • Perfect Time To Panic Productions Gary "Steve" Kennedy
  • Renaissance Head Taylor Likens
  • Rendered Pixel Productions Lorie Mitchell
  • Side Yard Pictures Jesse Sanchez
  • Silly Monkey Julitta Pourciau
  • snapback productions Justin Adams
  • Team Blueprint Brian Frye
  • Tellurion Filmworks Omar Becerra
  • The Art School Auteurs Chandler Dean
  • The Artist Factory C J Brock
  • The Media Department Edward Ruedemann
  • The Velocithatsawraptors Olivia Oppenheim
  • Tridecagon Productions Stacie Kocurek
  • Udhills Productions Aravindh Ragunathan
  • Veritatem Paul Dufilho

Films from Previous Years

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