Los Angeles, California October 22 - 24, 2021

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Los Angeles 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 at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Los Angeles 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 our Production Documents page:
  • Team Leader Agreement: This document must be filled out by the Team Leader and uploaded to https://Cinema48.com prior to the Kickoff.  Find instructions here: https://www.48hourfilm.com/digital_dropoff 
  • 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 is provided to all Team Leaders by the City Producer prior to Kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film and paperwork must be uploaded to https://Cinema48.com. Find instructions here: https://www.48hourfilm.com/digital_dropoff
  • 48HFP Safe Set Guidelines: https://48hourfilm.com/news-articles/194/48HFP-Safe-Set-Guidelines

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

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.

Required Elements

  • Character: Allen or Alyne Harding, Traveler
  • Prop: a pumpkin
  • Line: "This is going to be fun."

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 24, 2021
by 7:30pm to be on-time

All films and paperwork need to be uploaded to Cinema48 to screen at Regal LA Live.  Please contact us if you have any questions at la@48hourfilm.com.

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Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $18.00 USD PURCHASE
Sun, Nov 7, 2021 @ 3:00pm
Regal Cinemas LA Live
Los Angeles 90015

Come walk the red carpet and then see all of the films of the Los Angeles 48 Hour Film Horror/Comedy Project.  It will be a scary fun night!

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Screening Groups

Group A

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Black Swan Productions Carmen Montoya Reyes
  • Center Cut Productions Mark Schaefer
  • Hold For Plane Pictures Jim Martyka
  • Kiss of Death Marta Portillo
  • Lost Genesis Jesus Perez Nieves
  • Meeks Studio Robert Meeks
  • Nosey Dinosaur, Fruits of Our Labor Matt Lorenzo
  • Porsh Pictures Lauren Romero
  • Space Door Pictures Miguel Ibarra
  • Team Anything Really Brandon Guzman
  • The Unprofessionals? William Boodell
  • Van Haney Villa Ann Van Haney

Group B

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • A Greek God Entertainment LLC. Abraham Lopez
  • Blue Dragon Studios Benjamin Yackshaw
  • Clay Lacey Media Clay Lacey
  • Climax Pure Kino & AFDA Natasha Mayet
  • Discordant Pictures Brett Baldridge
  • Electric Reign Erica Moore
  • Goosechumps Chris Conley
  • Horror Scope Productions Katie Garibaldi
  • Kassy Mahea Kassy Mahea
  • PodBrother Nation Steven E Kimbrough
  • Studio Vista May Leigh
  • Team BlueRose katie oliver
  • Wet dreamers Angela Giarratana

Screening Group To Be Determined

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Bad Moon Media Kiera Camalier
  • CaptiVader Productions Mike Novak
  • Custom Made Name & Vicious Mojo Productions Victor Salvatore
  • Galaxias Adrian Hernandez
  • Gunther Oakbark Trevor Cameron
  • High Freakquency Productions Jonathon Courtot
  • Lime Street Entertainment & Goldthunder Productions Scott Matthew
  • Taller Productions Anthony Rizo
  • Tasty Lactose Muhammad Zaman
  • Team ASL Megan Clancy
  • The Tiny Pumpkins Jean Mora
  • Toasty Castle Robert Douglass
  • Too Lemon Sam Pinnelas

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