Washington, District of Columbia Dates To Be Determined

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend?  Returning Summer 2021

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 2022 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 Short Film Corner.

But, you want to do filmmaking soon, right?  Then check out...

MAY 21-23

Teams from around the world are invited to participate in this online 48-hour filmmaking competition.

   Friday, May 21--receive your filmmaking assignment by email

   Sunday, May 23--submit your film through our online portal

   Monday, June 7--top films stream online for audience vote

In the first round of judging, local judges will select city winners.  Then all city winning films go online to determine the country winners.  From there, the country winners go head to head to determine the four top films.  A panel of international judges will choose the winner.

We hope you'll be a part of it!

To register, go to: http://www.48hourfilm.com/washington-dc/gfc

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Thu, May 6, 2021 @ 9:00pm

Celebrating 20 YEARS of the 48 Hour Film Project! Join us to watch top films from across the years, including one of the FIRST EVER 48 hour films!

Livestream at 48HFP CENTRAL: https://www.youtube.com/c/48HFPCENTRAL/

You can also catch it on our Facebook page:

We are screening these films!

1.  "Black Monday" by the Big Ouch from DC (from the first ever 48HFP 2001)
2.  "White Bitch Down" by Boondogglers from Atlanta (1st Grand Champion, 2002)
3.  "Mimes of the Prairie" by Team Last to Enter from Des Moines (Grand Champion 2005)
4.  "Girl is Mime" by Far From Home from London (Grand Champion 2010)
5.  "Jaques Serre" by Les Productions avec Volontiers from Paris (Grand Champion 2012)
6.  "Unforgettable" by Take 23 from Amsterdam (Grand Champion 2015)
7.  "Bio Buddy" by POPOJEDEM! From Prague (2016)
8.  "La Zone" by Flying Fish from Montpellier (Grand Champion 2020)

See you there!

RSVP via facebook

DC is the birthplace of the 48HFP!

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.

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