The 48 Hour Film Project

The Washington DC 48 Hour Film Project

See below for 2001 results.
For more information on 2014, click here...

"What do you get when you mix a group of creative minds, the latest video technology, and a 48 hour time limit?" asked Mark Ruppert way back in 2001. Making a film in 48 hours was a crazy idea—but he was going to try it.

He quickly enlisted his filmmaking partner, Liz Langston, and ten other teams of DC filmmakers to join him in this experiment, which took place the weekend of May 4th through the 6th. The big question was, "Would films made in only 48 hours even be watchable?"

The answer was a resounding yes!

The films were screened at Visions Cinema on May 6th at 9pm, just after filmmaking was completed. The 48 Hour Film Project was born! It was so popular that encore showings followed on May 15th at 6:45 and 9:30pm.

They all enjoyed the experience so much that they planned for a second 48HFP, this time on the weekend of October 12th through the 14th. Films from the second 48HFP were screened on October 14th at 9pm; Monday, October 15th, at 9pm; and Tuesday, October 16th, at 7pm and 9:15pm. With this auspicious debut, the 48 Hour Film Project was on its way to greatness.


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Photo by Andy Dunaway.