The weekend? May 4 - 6, 2018
The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!
Filmmakers from all over the Washington, DC 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 2019 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 Short Film Corner.
Join us Thursday, March 29th to mingle with fellow filmmakers and friends. This event is a great opportunity to find team members, join a team, or just have fun.
This event will be located at the Grand Trunk restaurant in Washington, DC. The meet and greet will take place on the downstairs level. Grand Trunk is walking distance from the National Mall, Navy Memorial and Penn Quarter. Feel free to join us anytime between 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Join us Saturday, April 14th to mingle with fellow filmmakers and friends. This event is a great opportunity to find a team and/or form a team and learn more about the 48-hour film project. We will be giving filmmaking tips, gear advice and information on how to navigate your 48-hour experience.
2:30pm – 3:00pm: Introductions / Sign up
3:00pm – 4pm: Producer Session
4:00pm – 5:30pm: Meet & Greet
48 Hour Film Project Topics will include:
1. 48-hour rules of the competition
2. What you need to know to lead your own team
3. Finding the right gear for your team
4. How to manage your team
5. How to operate on a team as a crew member
6. Writing tips
7. How to find actors
8. Q & A
Feel free to join us anytime between 2:30pm – 5:30pm.
This event will take place at Arlington Independent Media. Also known as AIM. The address is 2701-C Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201. Although the address is on Wilson Boulevard, the main entrance is on Danville Street. The closets Metro Stations are Courthouse and Clarendon on the Orange and Silver lines.
Join us Sunday April 22nd for a special DC 48 Hour screening and team build mixer event. We will be showing 10 outstanding short films from the 2017 DC 48 Hour Film competitions, including both city winners. This event is also be a mixer and will be a great opportunity to meet team leaders, find cast and crew, or join a team. There will be a Q & A with filmmakers after the screening, which will be a great opportunity to hear first hand about the 48 hour filmmaking experience.
Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for Washington in only 48 hours.
In May of 2001, Mark Ruppert (Creator/ Executive Producer), Liz Langston (Co-Founder/ Executive Producer) and Christina Ruppert (Director of Operations) were all part of the team The Big Ouch. It was one of 10 teams in the inaugural 48 Hour Film Project and the required prop was a severed body part.