Los Angeles, California October 27 - 29, 2017


Get Ready for A Seasonal Challenge!

The weekend? October 27 - 29, 2017

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

The 48 Hour Film Holiday Project is here to celebrate the holidays. Bring on the Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas bells and New Year's hats and get ready for a weekend you won't forget.

Filmmakers from all over the Los Angeles, CA area will compete to see who can make the best holiday short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will screen at Filmapalooza 2018.


What's so special about the 48 Hour Film Holiday Project?

  • This competition is open to only 30 teams.
  • At kickoff, you will receive two genres in a random drawing to choose from - ie: Dark Comedy or Romance, Sci Fi or Drama.
  • Each team will be randomly assigned a holiday theme: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas/Kwanza/Hanukkah, New Years, Valentines Day or 4th of July.


Genres Elements FAQs


Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $150 USD/team ends Mon, Oct 2
  • Regular: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 27

Repeat Offender? Participants that registered a team for the regular 48HFP during the previous 12 months will receive a $25 USD discount. Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?Join Our Email List

Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 27, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 29, 2017
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Sun, Nov 12, 2017
Regal Cinemas LA Live
Los Angeles 90015

Participating Teams

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

  • Balloon Pirate Productions Adam Lohnes
  • Crowned Prince Productions Ryan Stockstad
  • Evanture Films Evan Morton
  • Go Go Guppie Sherry Berg
  • Iron Relic Bryan Forrest
  • Slushpile Entertainment Frank Mohler
  • The Hotsteppers Dana S

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