San Francisco, California August 18 - 20, 2017

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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: Apple ProRES , H.264
  • Media: Data DVD, USB Thumb Drive
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080), HD 720 (1280x720), SD

Films will be screened 1080p; 16:9 aspect ratio;  24fps

If shooting in 4K, please make sure your export resolution is 1920 x1080.

Required Elements

  • Character: Bryce or Brittany Felton, Substitute Teacher
  • Prop: An avocado
  • Line: ""That's a good question. A very good question." OR "That is a good question. A very good question.""

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 20, 2017 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Muddy Waters Coffee House
521 Valencia St, San Francisco 94110

On the corner of 16th and Valencia - just two blocks from 16th Street BART.

You will be considered on time the second you enter the building.

Coffee and treats for purchase - plenty of bars and eateries nearby if you want to celebrate after turning in your film!

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 6:30pm
Group B: Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 9:00pm
Group C: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 @ 6:30pm
Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street, San Francisco

Awards Ceremony

Sat, Sep 2, 2017 @ 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Piano Fight
144 Taylor Street, San Francisco 94102
Reception begins at 8:30. Awards ceremony begins promptly at 9:30 and ends at 11:00.

RSVP via facebook

Screening Groups

Group A Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 6:30pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Blatant Violation Films Tony Litwak
  • Broken Tow James Pinedo
  • Empty Gestures Rebecca Reilly
  • Film Antics Paul Aspuria
  • GreenStreetMedia Stephon Autery
  • Let The Bright One In Javier Fernandez
  • Madras Mantle Hemanth Srinivasan
  • Murnane Productions x Soco Videography Forest Murnane
  • My Room Productions Grace Frome
  • RAWMIX Productions Rommel Andaya
  • Spantzo Nathaniel Garcia

Group B Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 9:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Burnt Repertoire Erik Braa
  • Dragon Farm Productions Norman Luce
  • HBIC Films Kirsten Spalding
  • Hedgehog Films Alexander Minas
  • RadioActive Studios Mark Garoutte
  • Sweet Bark Ike Cantrell
  • The Junction Gene Ang
  • Tiny Rabbit Kealani Kitaura
  • Under Development Melody Cannon
  • WildTry Douglas Palmer

Group C Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 6:30pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Alameda Entertainment Bryce Bromberger
  • Flatwoods Superquik Jos Egel
  • Heem Team Joey Pitzo
  • Jankhaus colin russell
  • Savianno Productions Ryan Scibetta
  • Square Marden Richard Gali
  • Strangebird Films William Brainard
  • Sweatflix Evan Tsao
  • The Justice League Kevin Miller
  • Who's Javi? Colin Stice
  • Wineglass Scott Lohr
  • Zero Production Yalun Wang

Screening Group To Be Determined

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • CCD Studios Chelsea Smith
  • Fluck the Dimshut Productions John Detwiler
  • What If Juvenal Cisneros

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