Houston, Texas June 9 - 11, 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? June 9 - 11, 2017

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 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Court Métrage.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, May 15
  • Regular: $178 USD/team ends Tue, May 30
  • Late: $198 USD/team ends Fri, Jun 9
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Houston 48HFP @ HFC First Thursdays

Thu, May 4, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Cafe Brasil
2604 Dunlavy Street, Houston 77006

Join us for this FREE event to check out some great short films!! It's also your chance to learn more about the Houston 48HFP and the plans for this year!! Already down for participating? This is a great place to scope out potential team members!!

We'll be showing a couple of our great films created for the Houston 48HFP 2016 with team members in attendance to answer any questions you have about their films.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet other filmmakers and artists that you may want to work with the weekend of Houston's 48HFP, June 9 - 11, when you'll compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours!

If you have fun at this event, you'll want to come back again next month. The Houston Film Commission shares a great selection of short films on the First Thursday of each month - usually followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. This is a great resource if you want to learn more about the filmmaking experience or network with your artistic community!!

48HFP Practice Run

Sat, May 13, 2017 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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.

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jun 9, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jun 11, 2017
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 @ 9:30pm
Group C: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group D: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 @ 9:30pm
TBH Center
333 S Jensen, Houston 77003 USA

Best Of Screening

Group 1: Tue, Jul 11, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Group 2: Tue, Jul 11, 2017 @ 9:30pm
TBH Center
333 S Jensen, Houston 77003 USA

Participating Teams

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

  • Creative Workarounds Jesse GrothOlson
  • Lady Z Entertainment Zulema Nall
  • MediaTech Houston Dennis Tipton
  • Perfect Time To Panic Productions Gary "Steve" Kennedy
  • Tellurion Filmworks Omar Becerra
  • The Media Department Edward Ruedemann

Films from Previous Years

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