San Antonio, Texas August 11 - 13, 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 11 - 13, 2017

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

Filmmakers from all over the San Antonio, TX 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.


What's so special about the 48 Hour Film Project?

The 48HFP challenges

your team to write, shoot, edit, score and a short

film in only 48 hours. You will be assigned two random genres and you must shoot your

film using either, or both, of the genres. Each city will be

assigned its own set of elements - character, prop and line of dialogue.


Genres Elements FAQs


Registration Fees Registration Opens: Tuesday, June 6

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 17
  • Regular: $178 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 1
  • Late: $198 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 11

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 11, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Alamo City Studios
1113 E Houston St, San Antonio 78205

Doors open at 5, be there by 6 for a quick review of the procedures and rules for filming, and to draw your genre. 

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 13, 2017
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Alamo City Studios
1113 E Houston St, San Antonio 78205

Remember, 7pm SHARP!!!  No exceptions whatsoever!! But, hang around after you turn in your movie and have some cookies and punch with a bunch of exhausted fellow filmmakers!

Premiere Screenings

Sun, Aug 20, 2017
Alamo Drafthouse
618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio 78216

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