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48 Hour Film Project 2001 - 2015

This Is Our Signature Event

Are you up for the 48 challenge? Can you and your team:

  • Come up with a great plot on the fly?
  • Work quickly & manage the clock?
  • Make the best out of resources at hand?
  • Display your creativity?

The Challenge?

To form a team and create a film from scratch in only 48 hours.

The Payoff?

At the end of the weekend, you have a brand new film. Plus we'll screen it at a local theater.

Quick Overview

Your team will be assigned a genre and a set of elements - a character, prop and line of dialogue – to incorporate in the film. All creative work - writing, shooting and editing - must occur within the official 48 hour competition time frame.

New To The 48?

Best 48 Hour Film of 2014

These Dirty Words
by Jear Productions & The Pitchery

48 Hour Film Music Video Project 2011 - 2014

The 48 Hour Music Video Project is a creative contest where bands/songwriters team with filmmakers to create a music video in only 48 hours.

It is the ultimate challenge of creativity and cooperation.


48 Hour Film CineKid Project 2011 - 2014

Cinekid - which takes place in the Netherlands - is the world's largest children's film festival. The CineKid 48HFP was organized just for this festival and challenges teams to make the best short children's film in a single weekend.

The 48 Hour Film Horror Project is similar to the flagship competition we all know and love - with the following modifications:

  • The genres are all kid-friendly.
  • The movie must be spoken in Dutch.
  • The films must be suitable for children (6-14 years)

48 Hour Film Horror Project 2013 - 2015

Do you like to be scared? Do you like to laugh? Do you love Hitchcock? Bring on the fake blood and the rumbling undercurrent sound effect and get ready for a weekend you won't forget.

48 Hour Filmmaking With A Scary Twist!!

The 48 Hour Film Horror Project is similar to the flagship competition we all know and love - except all of the genres are horror-themed.


Four Points Film Project 2013

The Four Points Film Challenge - formerly the National Film Challenge was founded for all of the filmmakers around the world who don't live in a city with its own local 48HFP event.

It is the same concept as the 48HFP, but the Kickoff Event and Dropoff Event are handled online so that location is not a barrier.


48 Hour Film Holiday Project 2013

Do you love Christmas? Thanksgiving? Easter? Then it's time to show us your holiday spirit by combining with your love for fast-paced filmmaking.

48 Hour Filmmaking With Seasonal Cheer!!

The 48 Hour Film Horror Project is similar to the flagship competition we all know and love - except all of the genres are holiday-themed.


48 Hour Film Politics & Comedy Project 2015

The 48 Hour Film Politics & Comedy Project is very similar to the regular 48HFP - the biggest difference being that all of the short films must be comedies or political thrillers.

From the daily intrigue of government to the ridiculous, often comical, behavior on Capitol Hill, our special competition asks you to put Washington in the spotlight.


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