Tampa, Florida July 31 - August 2, 2015

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Tampa 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 Tampa will be listed on this page after kickoff.
  • Media: You must submit your film according to the formats listed 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!


Registration Fees

  • Late: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 31
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Required Media

  • (preferred) a self-contained Quicktime file
    - codecs for HD: preferred format is h.264 blu-ray .m4v/.wav with data bitrate at least 16Mbps (target bitrate) or 26Mbps (maximum bitrate), DVCProHD, HDV, or any native codec from Final Cut Pro, Premiere, or iMovie.
    - codecs for SD: DV-NTSC, H.264 with a data rate of at least 16Mbps, or any native codec from Final Cut Pro, Premiere, or iMovie.
    - submission formats: a data DVD or a USB flash drive
  • video DVD

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 31, 2015 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Joffrey's Coffee and Tea company
1811 North 15th Street, Tampa 33605

We will gather at Joffrey's startng at around 4:30/5pm to mingle and get ready! Come early and hang out! 2 hour free parking is available in designated spots on 15th st, and on 7th Ave. Parking is available in the YBOR parking Garage located at 1500 E. 5th ave, (two short blocks from JOFFREY's) parking in the Garage is $1 for the first 3 hours.

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 2, 2015 @ 6:30 to 8:30pm.
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Joffrey's Coffee and Tea company
1811 North 15th Street, Tampa 33605

2 hour free parking is available in designated spots on 15th st, and on 7th Ave. Parking is available in the YBOR parking Garage located at 1500 E. 5th ave, (two short blocks from JOFFREY's) parking in the Garage is $1 for the first 3 hours.

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.00 USD PURCHASE
Group A: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 @ 3:00pm
Group B: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 @ 5:00pm
HCC Ybor Main Stage Theatre
1304 East 11th Avenue, Tampa 33605

Parking is available in lots adjacent to the Performing arts building. Enter the Main Lobby and takes stairs or elevator to 2nd floor for Theatre Entrance.

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $10.00 USD PURCHASE
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 @ 6:30pm
MainStage theatre, HCC theatre arts building YBOR campus
2112 North 15th Street, Tampa 33605

Screening Groups

Group A Sunday, August 9, 2015 @ 3:00pm

  • Bright Idea Media Christopher Bright
  • Camera Clay Eric Hunter
  • FITUMI Films Valorie Mackenna
  • Food Smilez Justin Vilardi
  • g0ld3n Pictur3s Andrew Andrade
  • Pina Colada Blood Fest, Inc Christian Schwier
  • S and R HCC FILM Rozell Coffie
  • The Big Chicken Dinner Kristofer Atkinson
  • The Feisties Dahlia Legault
  • The Third Thought Patrick McInnis
  • Voodoo films James Crocco
  • VPN Studios Paula Nguyen
  • Ybor T and T Suzy DeVore

Group B Sunday, August 9, 2015 @ 5:00pm

  • Bridgepoint Productions Rick Gross
  • Florida Film Network - Tampa Bay Anjani Pandey
  • FUBAR Eddie Gerbracht
  • Hit Shows Staci Talley
  • Kristonite Film Works chris chambliss
  • Nice Throw! Zachary Twitty
  • Off By One Sean Simpson
  • Outlier Films Mason Willis
  • Still Guerrilla! Films Tressa Sanders
  • SunShine Syndicate Kenny Strawn
  • Team TimeCode Steven McCabe
  • That is Hughes Ian Hughes
  • The Luma Factory / Team Dynamite Productions Alexander Craddock

Screening Group To Be Determined

  • Cheese Poetry Kevin Fairchild

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