Brisbane, Australia 22 - 24 October 2021

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Brisbane and turning it into movie-making madness for 48 hours! Teams of filmmakers have a single weekend - this one - to write, shoot and edit their short films! All completed entries will be unveiled at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Brisbane will be listed on this page after kickoff.
  • Media: You must submit your film according to the formats listed lower on this page.
  • Documents: You must submit releases for all team members, all music, all locations, and any other copyrighted material, as well as a team leader's agreement, a roster, and a certification statement. These forms can be downloaded from our Production Documents page:
  • Team Leader Agreement: This document must be filled out by the Team Leader and uploaded to prior to the Kickoff.  Find instructions here: 
  • Rules: You should make sure that your film complies with our Filmmaking Rules and Competition Rules. If you have questions about the rules, the best place to go is our Frequently Asked Questions.
  • 48HFP Hotline: If you have a question during the filmmaking weekend, call the 48HFP Hotline. The number is on the Kickoff Info Sheet that is provided to all Team Leaders by the City Producer prior to Kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film and paperwork must be uploaded to Find instructions here:
  • 48HFP Safe Set Guidelines:

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264
  • Media: Online Submission (preferred)
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (preferred), 24 FPS (23.976), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4)
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB (preferred)

Online Submission on Make sure your team leader is registered.

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $150 AUD/team ends Mon, 27 Sep
  • Regular: $180 AUD/team ends Tue, 12 Oct
  • Late: $220 AUD/team ends Fri, 22 Oct
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 @ 18:00 - 19:00
Backbone Youth Arts
38 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane QLD 4169

Dropoff Event

Sun, 24 Oct 2021
by 19:30 to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 @ 19:00
Group B: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 @ 19:00
Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo
Cnr of Old Cleveland &, Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo QLD 4151

Awards Ceremony

Fri, 12 Nov 2021 @ 19:00
Backbone Youth Arts
38 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane QLD 4169

Screening Groups

Group A Wednesday, 10 November 2021 @ 19:00

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • JEMPS Peter Waterman
  • $10, no sense Amy Lightbody
  • 48 Hours Later Phoenix Kuppens-Goodman
  • 52 Movies Andrew Jones
  • A Stack of Little Goons Pearce Hoskinson
  • Ace of Harts Productions Alessia Hart
  • Are We Rolling? Domonic Richardson
  • Darklight Creative Matt Baker
  • Houselords Miles Whiticker
  • Little Goons Stack Tim Goodwin
  • MICCAJET Matt Jeston
  • Persnickety Pictures Shane Anderson
  • The Good Team James Hyams
  • The Misfits Kellie Bogan
  • Untitled Project Matt Smith

Group B Thursday, 11 November 2021 @ 19:00

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Four Little Lentils Janaki Gerard
  • fried chicken Oscar Courtney
  • High Vack Nigel Brown
  • Immortal Lobster Camden Casey
  • Insert Team Name Here Zack Steley
  • Laughing Duck Studios Patrick Williams
  • Moxie Metro Lucas Wilson
  • Nonsense and Mayhem Productions Jason Nash
  • Redundancy Backup John Hodder
  • So thas it? What? We some kinda 48 hour film team? Abdul Mateen
  • Team Gnarly Lachlan Horrigan
  • The BAAADIES Brendan Glanville
  • The Quaran3nos Adam Shepherd
  • Thundering Productions Jack Lovett
  • UBUNTU Neo Utete

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