Nashville, Tennessee July 21 - 23, 2017

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Nashville 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 Nashville 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 (preferred), any native Final Cut Pro Codec, any native Premiere Codec, Apple ProRES , Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.m4v), MPEG 4 (.mp4)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Standard (4:3), Widescreen (16:9), Anamorphic
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1), Standard (4:3), Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 30 FPS (29.97) (preferred), 24 FPS (23.976), 24 FPS
  • Interlacing: Interlaced, Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 128 kbps, 192 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB (preferred), 5.0GB

Required Elements

  • Character: Ava or Aiden Kingston, Vice President (of anything)
  • Prop: a paintbrush
  • Line: ""Please don't be late." OR "Please do not be late.""

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 23, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Studio 615
272 Broadmoor Dr, Nashville 37207

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 @ 9:00pm
Group C: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group D: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 @ 9:00pm
Belcourt Theater
2102 Belcourt Avenue, Nashville 37212

Please not the screenings this year will be:

Wednesday August 2nd   Groups A & B

Thursday August 3rd        Groups C & D

Screening Groups

Group A Wednesday, August 2, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Canengusa Productions Nate Harber
  • Forcone Films Stephen Lackey
  • Glad You Came Productions Chase Denton
  • Luminous Midnight Films L.j Landrum
  • Rough Edit Media Conner Wood
  • Site4 Cinema Derek Gray
  • StratHouse Matt Scott
  • The Alan Smithee Experience joshua ferg
  • Three Amigos Productions Dan Moranville
  • Trike Speed Productions Trish Crist
  • YOU'RE IN NULL tim mcpherson

Group B Wednesday, August 2, 2017 @ 9:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 2 Twenty-two Frames Zach St Cin
  • Afternoon Stew Sam Osborn
  • Fat Rabbit Entertainment Thomas Gregg
  • Harmony Beans Sarayah Shaw
  • Lone Pine Bobby Rindhage
  • Omada Films Jason Cunningham
  • Paper Ghost Motke Dapp
  • Perfection Thomas Staples
  • Studios of Valor Lance Bradley
  • The Lux Collective Mike White

Group C Thursday, August 3, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 1.21 Jiggawatt Productions Alexander Givant
  • BloodHound Films Dylan King
  • Daydreamers productions Lauren Hutchins
  • O'Squad Collective Steve Parnell
  • Prism Productions Ethan Copps
  • Rugged Pictures Chris Oliver
  • Strong Will Entertainment Willie Robbins
  • Table 8 Lindsay Ross
  • TheBruce Bruce Radek
  • WE TELL STORYS Lahai Mustapha

Group D Thursday, August 3, 2017 @ 9:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Ardent Co. Films Megan Brooks
  • Collaborative Productions Cody Rogers
  • Intrusive Studios Cody Chandler
  • Little Toast Elizabeth Olmstead
  • Moon House Pictures Corey Callis
  • One Bandit Productions Michael Butts
  • Predicament Films Timothy Scobee
  • River Films Through It Irish Johnston
  • The Ramones Ryan Clo
  • Three Eighteen Productions Lane Lewis

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