Louisville, Kentucky July 20 - 22, 2018

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Louisville 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 Louisville 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


Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 25
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 10
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 20
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 20, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sullivan's
3929 Shelbyville Road

At least one member of your team MUST be present to receive the required line, prop, character, and genre for your film. We'll be on the covered back patio. Come early and order some food & drinks! Sullivan's has a big parking lot, so no more hunting for street parking! This is an all-ages venue until 10pm.

RSVP via facebook

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 22, 2018
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Sullivan's
3929 Shelbyville Road

Your film must be received by 7:30PM to be considered on-time and eligible for all awards. Late films will still be screened and will still qualify for Audience Awards. We will be set up on the covered back patio. This is an all-ages venue until 10pm.

RSVP via facebook

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Thu, Jul 26, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Group A: Sun, Jul 29, 2018 @ 5:00pm
Group B: Thu, Jul 26, 2018 @ 9:00pm
Group B: Sun, Jul 29, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Village 8 Theaters
4014 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville 40207

Best Of Screening

Sat, Aug 4, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Village 8 Theaters
4014 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville 40207

Wrap Party

Sat, Aug 4, 2018 @ 9:00pm
Saint's
131 Breckenridge Lane

Screening Groups

Group A Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 @ 5:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • A Filmmaker's Joint Jason Mattingly
  • Beargrass Media Patrick Fitzgerald
  • Cold Clean Colin Garcia
  • Company OutCast Marcia Ziegler
  • Good People Richard Marshall
  • Home Louie Productions Mindy Niemann
  • OfficeRocker Productions Tim Miller
  • PierceWay Productions Chad Poynter
  • Project Epiphany Clay Morton
  • Rickhouse Productions John Gritton
  • Sharkey Farmer Films Charles Waddell
  • Sporadic Glenn Essex
  • Weekend Chocolate Warriors Donnie Kornick

Group B Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 9:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 8 Pint Productions Jon-Mark Sandquist
  • Blood Bath and Beyond Antonio Pantoja
  • Crixis Austin Ogle
  • Experimental Creative Patrick Yen
  • Half Brothers Media Jeremy Fothergill
  • Mayther Digital Andrew Robinson
  • Mis Amigos Tim Gooch
  • Méliès Film Dakota Bragdon
  • Red Es Rojo Entertainment Rarlando Ramsey
  • Small step films Austin Sheehan
  • The Cinematic Catastrophe Jason Hoefflin
  • The Soaring Kierkegaards Jon Maynard
  • Wall of Steel Brandon Wall

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