Savannah, Georgia July 21 - 23, 2017

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Savannah 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 Savannah 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!

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Registration Fees

  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 21
Team capacity has been reached.
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 21, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McDonough's Lounge
21 East McDonough Street, Savannah 31401

At the Kickoff Event each team draws TWO genres from a hat.

At the Kickoff Event you will be assigned two genres - one from Group #1 and one from Group #2 as listed below. Your team may decide which one you to use for your film. For years we've had everyone's favorite pairing Musical or Western, but now each and every genre will be paired.

With this change, the Wild Card option has been eliminated. Your film must be true to one of the genres you have selected — and no trading with other teams!

We will also announce a character, a prop and a line of dialogue just a few minutes before the Official Filmmaking Period begins.

These elements must be included in your film.

Got it all? Well, be warned... We switch up the options each year - just to keep you on your toes!!

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 23, 2017 @ 4:00pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
McDonough's Lounge
21 East McDonough Street, Savannah 31401

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $12.00 USD
Group A: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Group A: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Group B: Fri, Aug 4, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Group B: Sun, Aug 6, 2017 @ 3:00pm
Savannah Children's Theater black box
2160 E Victory Dr, Savannah 31404

Come out and join in the fun of the 2017 Savannah 48 hour film project! Support filmmakers and vote for your favorite films. See what kind of amazing projects can be made in just 48 hours!

Tickets: $14 Adult and military $12 (purchase them at Door CASH Only) 

Participating Teams

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

  • 1/2 Productions Kody Cunningham
  • 21 Nuke Salute Jerry Bogus
  • A.C.T. Out Allen Edwards
  • Argyle Forest Films Adam Madrid
  • Autumn Sky Productions Jeff Walker
  • Dapper Dog Films Tony Marchetti-Knarr
  • Dorky Puppy Productions Jarod Valvo
  • Dynamic Productions Charles Sutton
  • Front of House Films Brynna Robinson
  • Hillbilly Films Tom Nelson
  • Irish Wolves Jalyn Lageman
  • Lemonade Shark Rob Lewis
  • Mohawk Street Studios Jason Chapman
  • Mojave4 Films Drew Hunt
  • Odd Lot Justin Kent
  • Savannah Tech 1 Jaimie Randall
  • Savannah Tech 2 John Grace
  • Sleep Deprived ENT. Myron West
  • Smorgasbord Jordan Stoner
  • Team Lavery David Lavery
  • The A Team Kristy Berry
  • The Filming Sisterhood Phelan McDevitt
  • The Minute Manatees Scott McKinney
  • The Moment After Productions Aaron Paderewski
  • Wizard and Bard Matthew Dixon

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