Learn More About the 48HFP
Welcome to the 48 Hour Film Project - the world's largest timed filmmaking competition - where we challenge you and your team to make a short film in only 48 hours.
How Does It Work?
Registered teams show up to the Kickoff Event in their city.
At the Kickoff:
- Each team receives the genre for its film in a random drawing
- 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.
At the Dropoff Event, teams submit their film along with the required paperwork.
Your Film on the Big Screen
The culmination of all the hard work is a screening of the films at a local theater. Filmmakers experience the thrill of seeing their creative work on the big screen in front of an audience.
Films, Films & More Films
To date more than 50,000 films have been made for the 48 Hour Film Project.
The 48 Hour Film Project has taken place in more than 150 cities throughout the world.
Mexico City set a record for the most number of teams ever with 200 teams in 2016.