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 Registration Opens: Tuesday, April 16

  • 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

Greensboro 48HFP Q&A

Sat, Mar 30, 2019 @ 9:30am - 11:00am
McGirt-Horton Branch Library
2501 Phillips Ave. Greensboro

Bring your questions for a discussion of "all things 48HFP." We'll cover what it is, how to get involved, what to expect, and offer some tips to make a crazy but fun weekend easier. Whether you're new to the 48HFP or a seasoned participant, thinking of starting a team, wanting to join a team, or a parent of young person who wants to get involved, this is for YOU! (The event is free!)

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Registration Season Kick-Off

Mon, Apr 15, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
World of Beer
1310 Westover Terrace, Greensboro 27408

Tax season ends on the eve of 48HFP registration opening and we're celebrating this transition like cave men used to celebrate the return of the Sun after an eclipse! Come socialize, ask questions, and have fun!

Free event.  Restaurant special is $5 Burger & Brat Mondays.

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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!

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