Austin, Texas May 31 - June 2, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? May 31 - June 2, 2019

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

Filmmakers from all over the Austin, TX 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 2020 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2020 Short Film Corner.

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, May 6
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, May 21
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, May 31
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'Toon In ATX

Fri, Apr 19, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Ao5 Gallery
3005 S Lamar Blvd Suite C-110B, Austin 78704

The Austin 48 Hour Film Project has partnered with local cartoonist, Phil Machi, to celebrate the 1st Birthday of his weekly animation talk show, "Stay Tooned!"

Come celebrate at Austin’s favorite art gallery: Ao5 Gallery on Friday, April 19th at 6 PM – 8 PM!

This is a FREE event to attend and is family friendly (there will be CAKE!).

For more information about Stay 'Tooned!, visit:

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Dazed and Confused Movie Night

Sat, Apr 20, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Top Notch Burgers
7525 Burnet Rd, Austin 78757

The annual Dazed and Confused party happens again this year! Join us and Top Notch Burgers for free merch giveaways, raffle prizes, live music, food and drink specials, and of course, the MOVIE at dusk.

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48 Hour Film Project Mixer

Sun, Apr 28, 2019 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm
New Republic Studios
140 Utley Road, Elgin, Texas 78621

Check out New Republic Studios, meet other filmmakers, and hear about this year's 48 Hour Film Project!

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Kickoff Event

Fri, May 31, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Austin School of Film
2200 Tillery St, Austin 78723

Each team sends TWO representatives to hear the rules, draw the team genre and reveal the three elements (Prop, Line, Character).

Please arrive EARLY (doors open at 5:30pm) with your SIGNED Team Leader Agreement.  Our presentation begins at 6pm.

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jun 2, 2019 @ 5:00pm - 11:59pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Indian Roller Boutique Roadhouse
10006 Manchaca Road, Austin 78748

Bring all signed paperwork (if in doubt, GET IT IN WRITING) and two copies of your finished film.  Look for the lady in the blue sparkly hat!  All submitted films will be screened for the public, but only those that make it by 7:30pm will be eligible for judging.

Once your film is submitted, grab a drink, maybe something from the food truck and RELAX in the beautiful outdoor seating area -- maybe you'll see a deer walk by!

Premiere Screenings

Tue, Jun 11, 2019
AFS Cinema
6406 N IH-35 Suite 3100 Austin 78752

Participating Teams

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

  • Alien Spaceman Vishwanand Shetti
  • Backdive William Patton
  • BackyardBoyz Jeff Walsh
  • Double Dog Pups Kathryn Moore
  • Edgen Films Justin Durban
  • Gorillaman Productions rick gonzalez
  • Lava Productions Sheila V.A.
  • Living in Oblivion Additya Jani
  • Maganific Productions Daniel Magallanes
  • Team El Guapo Frank Salinas
  • Ten House Productions Trey Huguley
  • Vintage Denise Garza

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