Los Angeles, California November 4 - 6, 2016

Get Ready for A Seasonal Challenge!

The weekend? November 4 - 6, 2016

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 2017.

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

  • Regular: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Nov 4

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?

Kickoff Event

Fri, Nov 4, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Nov 6, 2016
by 5:30pm to be on-time

Participating Teams

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

  • 1984 Productions Paul Abbaszadeh
  • AbsurdTV.us Mark Schaefer
  • Airborne filmlab Anthony Fung
  • Bad & Classic James McCune
  • Cali Mindset Alex Kamb
  • Camp&Camp Productions Andrea Campo
  • Censored Studios Jacob Stuckey
  • Cosmic Creators Claire Elizabeth Oldham
  • Crowned Prince Productions Ryan Stockstad
  • demi-drôle Lila Baghzouz
  • Digital Natives Collin Insley
  • Evanture Films Evan Morton
  • Fist The Mountain Maria Pasquarelli
  • Geetika Budhiraja Vanesa Dimitrova
  • Go Go Guppie Productions Sherry Berg
  • Goldthunder Productions Julie Raelyn
  • Hold For Plane Pictures Jim Martyka
  • Iron Relic Entertainment Bryan Forrest
  • KUJOFILM Kurt T Jones
  • Pioneers William Simmons
  • Quality Pictures International Dan Koontz
  • Red Vines Productions Nathaniel Nauert
  • Scuzzo Productions Travis Greene
  • Slushpile Entertainment Frank Mohler
  • Spirit OnScreen Steven Alloway
  • Stage 2 Media Michael A. Bina
  • The Art Department Arturo Rodriguez
  • Work Of Fae Sedona Feretto

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