Around the World November 13 - 16, 2020


Get Ready for a Global Challenge!

The weekend? November 13 - 16, 2020

The challenge? To make a film in a single weekend!

Filmmakers from all over the world will compete to see who can make the best short film in only three days. The 4PFP is an online contest which follows the same basic idea of the 48HFP - write, produce, and edit a short film in just a weekend using an assigned genre and three elements which are announced via email at the start of the weekend.

The 4PFP films are all judged by a panel of film professionals, and the top 4PFP film will screen at both Filmapalooza 2021 and the Cannes Film Festival 2021 Short Film Corner. Additionally the top 15 films will be made available online where the general public will vote for the winner of Audience Favorite, who will also screen at Filmapalooza 2021. In addition, there will be $4000 USD in prizes.

Make a Film in THREE Days!

The Four Points Film Project competition weekend begins at 7:00 PM your local time on Friday and concludes on Monday at midnight. That gives your team 77 hours to write, shoot, edit, score and submit your short film. You will be assigned two random genres and you must shoot your film using either, or both, of the genres. Each time zone will be assigned its own set of elements - character, prop and line of dialogue. All films will be submitted online and instructions will be provided to your team upon registration.

Genres Elements FAQs

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $128 USD/team ends Mon, Oct 19
  • Regular: $138 USD/team ends Tue, Nov 3
  • Late: $148 USD/team ends Fri, Nov 13
Register Your Team Now!

Kickoff Event

Fri, Nov 13, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Mon, Nov 16, 2020
by 11:59pm to be on-time

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (preferred), 24 FPS (23.976), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4)
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB (preferred)

Online Submission on Make sure your team leader is registered.

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams around the world that will be making a short film in only 3 days for the Four Points Film Project.

  • ADHDtown Productions Helen Ghio
  • Almost Good Films X Jabronie Pictures Fernando Huerto
  • Alone Dorukhan Turan
  • Animistic Cinema Adam Eller
  • Banana peels pictures. Robert Reed
  • Beluga Films Alexander Saacks
  • Buc Films A. Pearson
  • Byerfilms Nick Byer
  • Can We Change This Later? (productions) Andy Epsilantis
  • Chickens vs. Sputnik Nancy Knott
  • Clamiversary Drake Wootton
  • Connectivity Film Brandon Hitson
  • Distant Calling Pictures Nathan Block
  • Escape Crew Adrian Leguerinel
  • Exile Films John Grace
  • Falling October Productions Alexander Cronin
  • Fool's Pajamas Productions Alexander Bennett
  • G.COLE Productions Gladys Cole
  • Guano Loco James LaBonte
  • Hard Drive Productions Christian Cabaluna
  • House Of Experiments Carmen Gloria Pérez
  • Infiltrados Bertrand Yurdover
  • Izzo Pro Mario Izzo
  • James Hyams James Hyams
  • Kick A Rock Sergio Torres
  • Mad Crab Productions Corbin Rowell
  • Maples MET Clayton Scheller
  • Monkeyshoot Maarten Bun
  • NC Productions Noury Chemtob
  • Nebulus Visions Bradley Haag
  • PDX Filmmongers Rick Baurer
  • Phoenix Productions Trudy Mullins
  • RakBibi Productions yuval boker
  • Red File Actors Studio Jenerro Wade
  • Red Hills Productions Sylvanna Bocook
  • Reigny Day Matt Miller
  • Ruff Ruff Dog Productions susan lyles
  • Savannah Tech Intro Students John Grace
  • Studio Liminal Vinh Hoang
  • Sunny Days Rafael Elorza
  • Tea and Bag Production Company Ryan Rivera
  • Team Spitting Indus Alelia
  • The Baby Boy Long Shots Brandon La Fleur
  • The Brothers Razzante Jim Razzante
  • The Cinethusiasts Raymond Rea
  • Tired of People Ken Carlson
  • Too Much Damn ("TMD") Theater Dara Gold
  • Twisted Hat Creations Edward King
  • Walkie Talkie Productions Isaiah Walk
  • Watwatwatproducties Riccardo Tosellini
  • Xan Tippe Productions Annalisa ONeill
  • six21 Pictures Joe Robertson

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