Shanghai, 中国 2018年10月26日 - 2018年10月28日

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Shanghai 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 Shanghai 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: H.264 (preferred)
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred)
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 720 (1280x720) (preferred), HD 1080 (1920x1080), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Pixel Ratio: Standard (4:3), Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97), 24 FPS, 30 FPS
  • Interlacing: Interlaced, Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4), MPEG3 (.mp3)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 128 kbps, 192 kbps, 256 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB (preferred)

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: 700 CNY/team ends 8月6日 (Mon)
  • Regular: 800 CNY/team ends 10月26日 (Fri)
Register Your Team Now!

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

2018年10月26日 (Fri) @ 18:00 - 19:00
Fengchao Coffee
801 yanchang zhong lu, Buidling A, Fl- 1

The kickoff event for the 2018 Shanghai 48 Hour Film Project. 

Come and enjoy a great coffee or snack while getting your genre , the line, the prop and the character and start your weekend of wild film making fun. .....

18:00 - 20:30 

801 Yanchang Zhong Lu , Building A, Fl 1, Jing'an district, Shanghai

Dropoff Event

2018年10月28日 (Sun)
by 19:30 to be on-time
Fengchao Coffee
801 yanchang zhong lu, Buidling A, Fl- 1

Premiere Screenings

2018年11月3日 (Sat)

Participating Teams

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

  • A bunch of Strangers Maarten van der Meer
  • BLNK Adel Storace
  • Birdman Production Fengzhi Yang
  • F4 灿 邹
  • FIVE ELEMENTS Leo Kong
  • Hai society, Shanghai knight Victoria Armayor
  • How Team So Film Very Yes Tom Gilbert
  • Lemon Super Band Emily Ismail
  • Leonhard Eulart Olivia Yang
  • MindTrap 王 洪笛
  • SinaMa Sirisha Chada
  • Take 16 Amanda Florian
  • Team Team? Team! Teaaaaaaaaaaam TeamdaTeamdaTeam Greg Tulchin
  • The 404 Alejandro Scott
  • The Balancisim jing chen
  • The Salty Dogs Judlin Willmont
  • The Way Team The Way
  • happy new friends ZUN DING
  • 创呓 妍男 刘
  • 影者 书杰 邰
  • 黄咖喱 Han Dongyan

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