Austin, Texas August 28 - 30, 2020

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 28 - 30, 2020

The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!

This year's project has been postponed until August 28-30, 2020. Please join our mailing list to be the first to find out any future updates.

Filmmakers from all over the Austin 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 2021 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 Short Film Corner.

Please note: The COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) has affected all events around the globe. As we face an unknown time frame for how long closures and quarantines will stay in effect, we have made a commitment to protect the health of our filmmakers and the general public.  To help prevent any further outbreak of the virus, the Austin 48HFP has decided to postpone our original June competition dates to August 28-30. If you have any further questions, please contact us at austin@48hourfilm.com.

We love films and the people who make them, and our hope is to keep everyone safe and happy and making awesome 48-hour films throughout the year!



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Registration Fees Registration Opens: Tuesday, June 23

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Aug 3
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 18
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 28

Premiere Screenings

Mon, Jun 22, 2020
AFS Cinema
6406 N IH-35 Suite 3100 Austin 78752

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 28, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 30, 2020
by 7:30pm to be on-time

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