Johannesburg, South Africa 21 - 23 September 2018

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg 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: H.264, MPEG-4
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: AVI (.avi), MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS
  • Audio Bit Rate: 192 kbps (preferred)

Please be sure to sign the FPB Declaration (copy in your file) when you submit your film on Sunday, or it may not be screened.

Required Elements

  • Character: Mel or Melanie Louw, Accountant
  • Prop: A shoelace
  • Line: "Let's hide it in here."

Dropoff Event

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 @ 16:30 - 19:30
by 19:30 to be on-time
Mall of Africa - Food Court
Lone Creek Crescent and Magwa Crescent, Waterfall City, Midrand

We'll be set up in the open area directly outside the Ster-Kinekor theatres. Be there from 16:30 until about 20:30 for the later-comers who still want to see their movies on the big screen. REMEMBER to bring your Wrap-Up number and document pack. Without this we cannot accept your film. 

RSVP via facebook

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: R70.00 ZAR
Sun, 14 Oct 2018
Ster Kinekor
Mall of Africa, Midrand, Gauteng

Participating Teams

  • ATV - Black Levels Mocke Janse van Veuren
  • ATV - Colour Bars Mocke Janse van Veuren
  • ATV - White Balance Mocke Janse van Veuren
  • Black Selah sinovuyo Lupondwana
  • Black slate productions Thando Lenkwati
  • Bladerunners Tyrone Herbst
  • Blue Gecko Liz Schultz
  • Boston Arcadia 1 Andrew Gould
  • Boston Arcadia 2 Andrew Gould
  • Boston Sandton 5 sinovuyo Lupondwana
  • Boston Sandton 6 sinovuyo Lupondwana
  • CityVarsity Project Group 1 Mfundo Motaung
  • CityVarsity Project Group 2 Thando Motshwene
  • CityVarsity Project Group 3 Kagiso Molete
  • Closed Window Productions Samkelo Khoza
  • Colours sinovuyo Lupondwana
  • DXF48 Ru Muthambi
  • Diep Stars Production Isaac Makhura Makhura
  • Diepsloot Youth Programme Sibahle Mduduzi Moyo
  • Doopsie Poopsie Lurdes Laice
  • Dreams Do Come True Yolanda Mogatusi
  • Film Appreciation Club AGNESSA Herkes
  • Focus Pullers Keith Koogen Moodley
  • For The Free Thabo Shole-Mashao
  • Fresh Africano Productions Jeff Luk
  • Go Curveball! Go! Allan Chang
  • Indigo children sinovuyo Lupondwana
  • Intsomi Jason Janse van Rensburg
  • Isago Ntle Masego Mohwasa
  • Kagano Tiro Makhudu
  • Kiez&Gooiz Mphumeleli Mathunjwa
  • Kilter kid Gina Levi
  • LPS (Lynnwood Private School) Charles Badenhorst
  • Marshall Arts Catherine Hall
  • Matshebelele Productions Ndabaethethwa Alfred Matshebelele
  • Motif Pictures sinovuyo Lupondwana
  • New Neiva Production Ricardo Luis Serra Neiva
  • Of Azania Thembalethu Mfebe
  • Old Soul Films Tristan Schafer
  • Openwindow filmarts Richard Murombedzi
  • Professional Bongani Jones
  • Purple Thunderlicious Felipe Kirsten
  • Ras-Station steven thapelo khunou
  • Ready For Tomorrow Aidan Rabinowitz
  • Riders of the Storm Devon Singh
  • Sedi Laka Productions Abel Seloane
  • Soaring Heights Productions Ryan Johnson
  • Strong Finishers Lonia Rambau
  • Team OneTouch Alex Gansallo
  • The Creatives Group. Christopher van der Westhuizen
  • The Fantastic 17 Xolani Mhlanga
  • The Hobnobs Gail Styger
  • The Poetry Cucumber Timothy Drew
  • Ubumber Media Hope Madonsela
  • Viva Pictures Neo Ntlatleng
  • We tried productions Samuel Cornell
  • eGumbini Collaborative Production company eGumbini Production
  • smakade production Siphamadla mbhele
  • ublYnd Films sibusiso masephola

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