Dallas, Texas September 16 - 18, 2022

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? September 16 - 18, 2022

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

Filmmakers from all over the Dallas, TX area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours.

Write, shoot, and edit a short film over the weekend and see it PREMIERE on the BIG SCREEN!

All Welcome!  First-timer to Hobbyists to Amateurs to Professionals!

Take your filmmaking to the NEXT LEVEL!

Wherever you are currently in your filmmaking journey, the 48 Hour Film Project is a valuable next step!  

     •. Make your FIRST film... the first of many!

     •. Create a film (or another film!) for your reel

     •  Practice new techniques -- in a low-risk setting

     •. Find new filmmaking partners to work with, beginning on a (very!) short-term basis

     •  Create work to help show off your skills to find that next job!

The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2023 (in Los Angeles!) for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2023 Short Film Corner!

Plus, new this year… the top three teams will be eligible for the soon-to-be-announced 48HFP “Yes We Cannes” challenge in December!

Genres Elements FAQs

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Aug 22
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Sep 6
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Sep 16
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Tour Dallas Makerspace

Sat, Sep 3, 2022 @ 1:00pm
Dallas Makerspace
1825 Monetary Ln #104, Carrollton 75006
Join us for this in-person event at the location of our Kickoff! You'll be given a tour of this amazing facility while the City Producers test out our tech for the Kickoff.
Afterwards, we can grab some lunch (any suggestions?) and maybe catch a movie at The Angelika. Get to know all the important locations for the upcoming Dallas 48 Hour Film Project.
NOTE: Date is certain. Time may change. Stay tuned for updates!
RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, Sep 16, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dallas Makerspace
1825 Monetary Ln #104, Carrollton 75006

Come early to sign the Dallas Makerspace waiver for entry.

We'll have a presentation on the rules, tips, etc.

Genre pull.

Element reveal.

RSVP via facebook

Dropoff Event

Sun, Sep 18, 2022 @ 5:00pm - 11:59pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via Cinema48

Our virtual Dropoff is here to stay!  Upload your documents, films, posters and BTS pics here:  https://cinema48.com 

Be sure to watch the tutorial before Sept. 16th:  https://www.48hourfilm.com/digital_dropoff 

RSVP via facebook

Premiere Screenings

Thu, Sep 29, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Angelika Film Center Dallas
5321 E Mockingbird Ln

More details to come.

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 Cinema48.com. Make sure your team leader is registered.

Participating Teams

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

  • Fluffy Muffin Sawyer Hirt
  • Freak Foundation Ent Jot Holly
  • Gulp Friction Richard Calleros
  • LettuceGo/ChancePants Barbara Thomas
  • Sneaky Vision Brandon-E'lon Russell
  • Sun Raye Productions Natalie Williams
  • Wild Canvas Media James Coleman

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