Richmond, Virginia July 17 - 19, 2015

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 17 - 19, 2015

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

Filmmakers from all over the Richmond, VA area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2016 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2016, Court Métrage.


Registration Fees

  • Regular: $160 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 7
  • Late: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 17
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

48HFP Auditions - Open Call

Wed, Jul 8, 2015 @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Email RVA48HFP@gmail.com for location and details
Calling all actors - This is your opportunity to audition in front of the 48HFP filmmakers! Email RVA48HFP@gmail.com with your name, phone number, and time requested between 5pm and 7pm on Wednesday, July 8th. You will receive a confirmation email with the location. You will be performing a one-minute monologue in front of the filmmakers. They are looking for you for this year's 48HFP competition, and for future projects.

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 17, 2015 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Camel
1621 West Broad Street, Richmond 23220
Free parking across Broad St. at the Lowe's.

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 19, 2015 @ Staring at 6:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
The Camel
1621 West Broad Street, Richmond 23220
You can drop your film off as early as 6:00. Your film, in the accepted format, needs to be turned in BEFORE 7:30:00 in order to qualify for judged awards. Don't be late! No excuses!

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Sat, Jul 25, 2015
Group B: Sat, Jul 25, 2015
Group C: Sun, Jul 26, 2015
The Byrd Theatre
2908 West Cary Street, Richmond 23221

Participating Teams

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

  • ARRO Studio Michael Frantz
  • Cinematic Theatrics Christopher Brooks
  • Class Axe Jon Shelley
  • Cracker Funk Joseph Weindl
  • Deaf Welcome Theressa DuBois
  • Gravy Sucking Pig Films Samuel Housman
  • Hoi Polloi Danny Swanson
  • Housecat Louis Handler
  • Idol Hand Productions Daniel Ardura
  • Illusion Filmworks zachary mann
  • Iridescent Films. Kelly Sutton
  • J&J -AMERYTECH Jayaker Nagamalla
  • namechange studios Emily Vial
  • Negative Space Films Kate Loveluck
  • Nia Films Trey Carswell
  • NRVOUS Amanda Dowd
  • One by One Mick McCleery
  • Outside the Box Collaborative Vickie L Scallion
  • Pixel Drop Patricia Dewey
  • Pointer Pictures Benjamin Gadams
  • Red Dragon Christian Scimemi
  • Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers Josie Sevilla
  • RVA Todd Stone
  • Shields Shoes Raasa Leela Demontebello
  • Shim Sham Rosel Meyer
  • Smith Brothers Productions Stuart Smith
  • STOP! everything Chad Majewski
  • Team TBA 2 Cameron Hall
  • That One Leftover Egg Connor Lifson
  • That's Punny Productions Deborah Afolayan
  • The Kitchen Benjamin Roberts
  • Unboxed Dave Romero
  • Wavy Door Productions Scott Gordon
  • WECP James Wasilewski

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