Los Angeles, California August 6 - 8, 2021

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 6 - 8, 2021

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. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2022 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 12
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 27
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 6
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Meet and Greet

Wed, Jun 23, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm

While we are excited to get back to our in person mixers, we are thankful to have an option to meet up virtually. Save the date to "come" to our 2nd mixer where you can introduce yourself and either build your team by looking for a cast or crew OR try to join a team!

TOPIC: Forming a team...how to's and what not to do.
GOAL: Build a Team or Join a Team...successfully!

At the end of the event, we will be doing a giveaway, eligible for all registered teams of the LA 48HFP!!!

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Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 6, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 8, 2021
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Sat, Aug 21, 2021 @ 1:00pm - 9:30pm
Regal Cinemas LA Live
Los Angeles 90015

On August 6-8th,  hundreds of passion-filled filmmakers armed with a genre, prop, character, and line of dialogue will begin the race of their lives here in our great city of Los Angeles to make a film in 48 hours! Their hard work will be prominently displayed at our premiere screenings before a live audience at the beautiful Regal Cinemas LA Live.

After each screening, you will have the opportunity to vote for your top three favorite films and hear a Q&A with each film's producer/Team Leader. Tickets will go on sale after the filmmaking weekend.

Audience Awards Screening

Sat, Aug 28, 2021 @ 5:00pm
Regal Cinemas LA Live
Los Angeles 90015

COME TO OUR 7th ANNUAL AUDIENCE AWARDS PREMIERE SCREENING: This special screening will feature the top films with the most votes from each premiere screening group to determine the Grand Champion Audience Award Winner of the Los Angeles 48 Hour Film Project 2021!

Best Of Screening

Sun, Sep 12, 2021

The 'Best Of' Los Angeles Award's Screening and Ceremony is a dazzling night you do not want to miss. Come walk the red carpet and then see all of the nominated and award winning films of the Los Angeles 48 Hour Film Project 2021. The screening is followed up by an award ceremony to find out which film will take away the crown of 'Best Film' that will represent Los Angeles at Filmapalooza 2022 and have a chance to screen at the Cannes Film Festival Short Corner.

Participating Teams

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

  • All In The Family Ted Prescott
  • Amalgamated Grommets Marianne Bates
  • Baby Bird Worldwide Boris Undorf
  • Bad Barista Ismael Cosio
  • Baked Pickles Brandon Baker
  • Big Dental Joel Marsh
  • BoodellArts William Boodell
  • Books Are Cool Too Gehrig Gosselin
  • Center Cut Productions Mark Schaefer
  • Cultural Detritus Carl Hansen
  • Cup O'Meat Productions Ron Houghtaling
  • Elite Motion Pictures Altin Axel
  • Fist the Mountain Michael Lopez
  • Fuller Ave Zack Stauffer
  • Goldthunder Productions Julie Raelyn
  • Knightstand Productions Yisrael Dubov
  • LightningBell Productions Mark Bell
  • Lime Street Entertainment Scott Matthew
  • Mandi Eats a Muffin (and other adventures) Sean & Victoria Hilferty
  • Maxchroma Dot Burrell
  • OhOk Sean Cruser
  • RAWMIX Productions Rommel Andaya
  • Ragtag Cowboy Michael Willer
  • Reactant Films Michael Veritas
  • Reality Diva Bosses S. Michelle Blackwell
  • Rivers INK’d Aaron Doolittle
  • Rogue Division Andrew Kadikian
  • Scooter McGee Fan Club Wayne Winterstein
  • Sethward Productions Sethward Allison
  • Slumberparty Productions Tyler Sopland
  • Snugglepaw Digital Studios Jose Fortanel
  • SpinQ Studios Tim Guzman
  • Spirit OnScreen Steven Alloway
  • Team ASL Megan Clancy
  • Team Atomic Melon Patrick Kanehann
  • Thanks Pops! Jesse Feldberg
  • The Calicana Bois Adrian Hernandez
  • The Irish Quickies Jacob Mondragon
  • The Manager's Special Christopher Madden
  • The Narcoleptics Nathaniel Nauert
  • Thunder Road Kristen Hansen
  • TiMax Maximilien Blanc
  • Too Lemon Sam Pinnelas
  • Transplant Pictures Adam Bradshaw
  • Ummusing Productions Michael Stone
  • Uncle Mikki Productions Alec Wry
  • Wet Dreamers Tom Gault

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