Greensboro, North Carolina June 21 - 23, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? June 21 - 23, 2019

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

Filmmakers from all over the Greensboro, 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 2020 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2020 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Tue, May 28
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jun 11
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jun 21
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Filmmaking Bootcamp

Sun, Jun 2, 2019 @ 2:30pm - 5:45pm
McGirt-Horton Branch Library
2501 Phillips Ave. Greensboro

We're offering two workshops, back-to-back taught by multi-award winner and filmmaker extraordinaire Stephen van Vuuren. Targeted to those new to the 48HFP, these workshops will also benefit seasoned participants as Stephen is a great source of information.
Join us for one or both of these workshops in this free event!
2:30 p.m. - Sound is one of the most difficult aspects of film, especially when trying to get things right for the 48HFP. "Let's Hear it - Make your 48HFP film sound great" will cover aspects of capturing and editing sound.
We'll take a break between workshops.
4:30 p.m. - "Shoot & Edit a Winning 48HFP Film" will cover some amazing tips to help you produce a great film. We'll wrap up at 5:45.

Stephen has written, directed, photographed and/or edited several feature films, over a dozen short films and many commercials, music videos, sound, music and web projects. He has also worked on on many productions as a director of photography, cinematographer, editor, sound mixer, visual FX artist and sound designer. His specialties include: Directing, Producing, Editing, Sound, Music, Cinematography, Videography, DCP, Digital Cinema Production, Sound Design, Writing, DVD Authoring, Animation, Motion Graphics, Visual Effects.

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Open Call for Cast & Crew

Sat, Jun 8, 2019 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, Greensboro Cultural Center
200 North Davie Street, Greensboro 27401

Now is your chance to create a team, find team members, or join a team for the 2019 Greensboro 48HFP. Team leaders, crew, and actors are all invited in one spot to meet, mingle and audition.
REMINDER: All participants in the 48HFP are volunteers!
Doors open at 10 a.m. - Check in, mingle
10:30 - Welcome and announcements with overview of audition process
10:45 - 11:15 Actors audition (Come with one-minute prepared monologue)
11:15 - Noon - More time to mingle
(Schedule subject to change based on attendance and number of auditions)
All ages and talent levels are welcome.
Free Parking in Church Street Parking Deck. First level has a door and walkway that lead to the first floor of the Cultural Center. Theatre is on first floor.

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Kickoff Event

Fri, Jun 21, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Gallery 1250 at Revolution Mill
1250 Revolution Mill Road, Greensboro

Representatives from each team will gather to draw their teams' genres and to find out what the required prop, character, and line of dialogue will be. It's an exciting event as the energy and creativity build up to kick off a great weekend of filmmaking!

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jun 23, 2019 @ 6:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Gallery 1250 at Revolution Mill
1250 Revolution Mill Road, Greensboro

After a very busy weekend, filmmakers will bring in their completed films. The goal: Arrive before 7:30 p.m. with the finished film. Late films will still be screened, but not judged.  Emotions range from satisfaction, excitement, accomplishment to defeat, frustration, and anguish. The best feeling? Knowing you did your best, and had fun, regardless of the outcome.

Premiere Screenings

Thu, Jun 27, 2019
Carolina Theatre
310 S. Greene St., Greensboro

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $10.00 USD
Sat, Jul 13, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Carolina Theatre
310 S. Greene St., Greensboro

See the award-winning films made the weekend of June 21-23!  Following the screening, the judges' awards will be announced in Oscar style. It's a fun and exciting evening for filmmakers and the audience that loves short films!

Participating Teams

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

  • 13th Pygmy Productions Randy Harris
  • 336 Mo Pic Jason Levinson
  • Big Racket Productions Cary Morris
  • Birthday Suit Productions Angela Aguigui-Walton
  • Bottom Shelf Films Kerry McManus
  • Contagious Media Cory Livengood
  • Floridar Films William Davis
  • General Pictures Richard Earl
  • Hidden Walls Productions Corey Wall
  • Kuvam Films Gauri Singh
  • Layla Films Olivia Mungal
  • N/A Jazmyne Baylor
  • Onirik Productions Ross Jakubsen
  • Perky Film Productions Myron Smith
  • Rescued Castaways Andy Ralston-Asumendi
  • StumblePax J. Evan Wade
  • Torch Film Productions Soheil John Tajeddini
  • Twinscape Films Trevor Burkholder
  • Unusual Horse Productions Olivia Mathai

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