Los Angeles, California August 5 - 7, 2022

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 5 - 7, 2022

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

Filmmakers from all over the Los Angeles, CA 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, Jul 11
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 26
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 5
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 5, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 7, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via Cinema48

Premiere Screenings

Sat, Aug 20, 2022 @ 1:30pm - 11:30pm
Regal Cinemas LA Live
Los Angeles 90015

Audience Award's Screening

Sat, Aug 27, 2022 @ 6:00pm

Best Of Screening

Sat, Sep 10, 2022 @ 3:00pm - 11:00pm

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.

  • A Greek God Entertainment LLC. Abraham Lopez
  • Baby Bird Worldwide Matthew Mullen
  • Better than expected Ricky Romanek
  • Blue Dragon Studios Benjamin Yackshaw
  • C2F entertainment Aubrey Gonawela
  • Center Cut Productions Mark Schaefer
  • Clay Lacey Media Clay Lacey
  • Cultural Detritus Carl Hansen
  • D'Ambrosio Twins Francis D'Ambrosio
  • Dreams of the Frog Trevor Cameron
  • ElFun Productions Sean Patrick Murphy
  • KshKnxnStudio Sarah Kakusho
  • LAST PLACE Aric Hegdal
  • MKC Media Michael Testut
  • Mandi Eats a Muffin Sean & Victoria Hilferty
  • Naughty Kitty Becky Sanders
  • One last hoorah! productions Jonathan Vigoa
  • RAWMIX Productions Rommel Andaya
  • SpinQ Studios Tim Guzman
  • Tall Tales Matthew Hasselblad
  • Team ASL Megan Clancy
  • The Manager's Special Christopher Madden
  • The Sandbox Julian Grajczak
  • Too Lemon Sam Pinnelas
  • Ummusing Productions Michael Stone
  • Uncle Mikki Productions Alec Wry

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