Richmond, Virginia July 14 - 16, 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 14 - 16, 2017

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 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Court Métrage.

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Registration Fees

  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Wed, Jul 5
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 14
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team? City Email List

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 14, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Champion Brewing Company
401 E. Grace St.
Each participating team must have a representative at the official Kickoff Event of the 48 Hour Film Project.

At the event, each group must submit a complete Team Leader's Agreement, signed by its team leader. A team may not participate without submitting this agreement.

Each group will choose the genre of its film in a random drawing. Each group will also be assigned required elements that must appear in its film (character, prop, line of dialogue).

We look forward to being at Champion Brewing Company for the 2017 Kickoff!

If you are unable to find street parking, there are numerous lots nearby at 4th & E. Franklin Streets, 5th and E. Grace Streets and 2nd between E. Grace and E. Franklin Streets.
RSVP via facebook

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 16, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Triple Crossing Brewing Company
113 S. Foushee Street

The participating group/team must complete its film/video work in time to deliver it to Triple Crossing Brewing on Sunday, July 16 by 7:30pm.

Only works that meet the deadline will be officially part of the competition. All films received on Sunday (on-time and late) will be screened.

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Premiere Screenings

Sat, Jul 22, 2017 @ 11:00am - 6:30pm
Grace Street Theater
934 West Grace Street

Best Of Screening

Sun, Jul 30, 2017 @ 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Grace Street Theater
934 West Grace Street

Participating Teams

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

  • 293 Productions Danny Mangosing
  • 7AMP Cat McCarthy
  • Atlantic East Motion Picture Co Tracey Frame
  • Bad Ass Women Joan Ko
  • Chicken & Milkshakes Jake Laugle
  • Cinematic Theatrics Christina Bailey
  • Dadgum Productions Noah Slate
  • Fidget Filmers Dan Lee
  • Free Jambalaya, Inc. Benjamin Brown
  • GREEN DOVE FILMS jonathan orcutt
  • Happy Lemon Nicholas Bampton
  • MEK8 Productions Emily Bagot
  • Midnight Ape Nick Smith
  • Mini Milers Noah Fatsi
  • Moon Day Productions Brian Dismore
  • Paper Tree Productions Nizar Ajhar
  • Perfect! Do it again! franklin vaughan
  • Pixel Drop Patricia Dewey
  • Shields Shoes Productions Raasa Leela Demontebello
  • Strangers With Cameras Samuel Van Fossen
  • Studio Schmiel Eric Schmiel
  • Team TBA Cameron Hall
  • That's Punny Productions Anna Galanides
  • Through the Lens Cap Productions Benjamin Gadams
  • Time4Play Aaron Jackson
  • Tohubohu Productions William Coughlan
  • Zolly Ops Michael Ivey

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