Dallas, Texas July 19 - 21, 2019

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Dallas 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 on the big screen, at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Dallas 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 on our Production Documents page.
  • 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 your team representative was given at the kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film must be dropped off at the location listed on this page.

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred), any native Final Cut Pro Codec, any native Premiere Codec, Apple ProRES , AVCHD, MPEG-4, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), MPEG-2
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data Blu-Ray, Data DVD
  • File Type: AVI (.avi), MPEG 4 (.m4v), MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov), MPEG2 (.m2v)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3), Anamorphic
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (preferred), 24 FPS (23.976)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced (preferred)
  • Audio Codec: WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4), MPEG3 (.mp3)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 128 kbps, 192 kbps, 256 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • Maximum File Size: 5.0GB (preferred), 4.0GB

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 24
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 9
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 19
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 19, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Crossroads Church
2425 W Parker Road, Carrollton 75010
RSVP via facebook

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 21, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 8:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Crossroads Church
2425 W Parker Road, Carrollton 75010

Drop off your files

Get some coffee


you did it!

Premiere Screenings

Tue, Jul 30, 2019
Angelika Film Center Dallas
5321 E Mockingbird Ln

Awards Ceremony

Sat, Aug 10, 2019 @ 6:00pm
Crossroads Church
2425 W Parker Road, Carrollton 75010
We will announce the winners for each category and screen them again, including Best of Dallas 2019.

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for Dallas in only 48 hours.

  • 49th Hour Ryan Schorman
  • Apple Martini Sophie Watson
  • Are We Rolling? Chris Klavinski
  • BirdMax Jon Maxwell
  • Boom Time Boys Chase Scott
  • Clamiversary Geoffrey McPhail
  • Complinko Calvin Capps
  • Fankle Films Harry Singh
  • Fort Hewin Bryan Patterson
  • Genesis 19 Mickey Zatout
  • Gorillaman Productions rick gonzalez
  • High Velocity Productions Colby Novak
  • It’s In the Movie Jason Lott
  • J-Crew John Ftacek
  • Kotapati Productions ramcharan kotapati
  • Lettuce Go Productions Barbara Thomas
  • One Up Kemane Hagerman
  • Quail Whistle Productions Bill Foster
  • SYLO Media Jeffrey Townsend
  • Slick Studios Arjun Desai
  • Sojourn Productions Luis Vazquez
  • Studio15 Jon Hobson
  • Superstitious Monkeys Joe Sanchez-Trapp
  • TacoChillians Richard Calleros
  • The Beginners Amber Johnson
  • The Film Vigilantes Matthew Dupree
  • Thought Culture Mike Mills
  • Two Dollar Productions Oscar Lopez

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