Austin, Texas November 1 - 3, 2019

Get Ready for A Twisted Challenge!

The weekend? November 1 - 3, 2019

The challenge? To make a sci-fi or horror film in only 48 hours!

Do you like to be scared? Do you love Hitchcock? Not your cup of tea? How about time travel - or space travel for that matter?!? Pick your pleasure... Bring on the aliens and spacecrafts - or - the fake blood and rumbling undercurrents. Either way, get ready for a weekend you won't forget!!

Filmmakers from all over the Austin, TX area will compete to see who can make the best science fiction and/or horror short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will screen at Filmapalooza 2020.

Genres Elements FAQs

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $150 USD/team ends Mon, Oct 7
  • Regular: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Nov 1

Repeat Offender? Participants that registered a team for the regular 48HFP during the previous 12 months will receive a $25 USD discount. Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

ATX 48 Hour Film Project Monthly Social

Sun, Sep 29, 2019 @ 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Pizza Garden
6266 W Highway 290 (7.02 mi) Austin, Texas 78735
Come learn about the coolest contest happening in 150 cities around the world! Mix and mingle with professionals, beginners and hobbyists, alike. The Genre Project will Kickoff before you know it, so start building your team, learning the ropes and prepping your plan NOW!

This month, we're meeting in South Austin for Pizza! No tickets required (order food & beverages a la carte), however seating is limited and extra seating is not guaranteed. Please only RSVP if you know you can attend -- if all seats fill up early, we'll see if we can add more and update accordingly.

After dinner, we'll do a little Pitch, Please! -- a pitch practicing session! Pitch your own show, or see below for prompts to pitch a 48HFP-type short based on elements from previous competitions around the world.

Character: Ed or Emily Kaye, Professional Organizer
Prop: Photo, drawing or painting of a deceased relative
Line: "Check this out. It's totally hot."

RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, Nov 1, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Nov 3, 2019
by 6:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Sun, Dec 1, 2019 @ 2:00pm
AFS Cinema
6406 N I-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.

  • 3 Generations- Captiva Entertainment Group Marla Makley-Alden
  • CM9 Films Cecilio Martinez
  • Cryptic Light Productions Jeremiah Brite
  • Emulsion = Emotion Kevin Mounce
  • Laughing Head Productions Jennifer Asbury-Hughes
  • Living in Oblivion Additya Jani
  • Team 237 Will Berry
  • Team El Guapo Frank Salinas

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