Asheville, North Carolina July 16 - 18, 2021

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 16 - 18, 2021

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

Filmmakers from all over the Asheville, NC 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.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 21
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 6
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 16
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Filmmaker Meet Up

Wed, Jun 16, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Highland Brewing Company
12 Old Charlotte Highway, Suite 200 Asheville, North Carolina 28803

This informal "Meet Up" event is an opportunity for Team Leaders and individuals who are interested in joining a team to meet. This FREE event will be held at a Brewery, but Highland Brewing is family-friendly, so everyone is welcome!

For those who have never participated in the 48 Hour Film Project or who may not have a team this year, this is an opportunity to meet other filmmakers, and create a team or join an existing team.

For Team Leaders, this is a great place to find actors and crew who are not yet on a team.

We look forward to seeing you!

Filmmaker Meet and Greet

Fri, Jun 25, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Rabbit Rabbit
75 Coxe Ave., Asheville 28801

This networking event is for individuals and teams to meet, find team members, exchange ideas, and ask questions about the 48HFP.

Rabbit Rabbit is a new venue in downtown Asheville that screens films and hosts standup comedy nights in an open-air atmosphere. Beer is available with food trucks onsite.

This event is sponsored by the locally-produced independent horror film, "Into The Fold". The film's Producer and some of the cast and crew will be in attendance.

Come on out and check out the new "Rabbit Rabbit", meet some filmmakers, join a team or gather team members for the 48HFP, and have some fun!

Every person who shows up to this event will get a FREE BEER, provided by our sponsor.

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 16, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 18, 2021
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $12.50 USD
Group A: Wed, Jul 21, 2021 @ 5:30pm
Group A: Thu, Jul 22, 2021 @ 8:30pm
Group B: Wed, Jul 21, 2021 @ 8:30pm
Group B: Thu, Jul 22, 2021 @ 5:30pm
The Orange Peel
101 Biltmore Ave, Asheville 28801

Premiere Screenings at the Orange Peel will be held at 5:30 and 8:30 on July 21st and July 22nd.

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $15.00 USD
Sun, Aug 1, 2021 @ 5:00pm - 10:00pm
The Orange Peel
101 Biltmore Ave, Asheville 28801

This RED CARPET awards ceremony will follow a screening of the "BEST OF" The 2021 Asheville 48 Hour Film Project films, and we be held at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville.

Food and Drinks will be available.

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film.

  • Artificial Ink Ted Kendrick
  • Blue Ridge Fire Drew Stader
  • Electric Eclectic Tara O'Loughlin
  • Hazel Mill Simon Bonneau
  • Team Long Shot Noble Robinette

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