Nashville, Tennessee August 14 - 16, 2020

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Nashville 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 Nashville 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 prior to the Kickoff.  Find instructions here: 
  • 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 Find instructions here:
  • 48HFP Safe Set Guidelines:

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

Registration Fees

In response to the coronavirus we've reduced our 2020 prices.

  • Early Bird: $128 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 24
    (reduced from $148, a savings of $20)
  • Regular: $138 USD/team ends Mon, Aug 10
    (reduced from $168, a savings of $30)
  • Late: $148 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 14
    (reduced from $188, a savings of $40)
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

How To Create A COVID-Safe 48HFP Set

Tue, Aug 11, 2020 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Join us this coming Tuesday, August 11th from 12-1pm for a lunchtime Zoom webinar and learn from the pros on how to keep your 48HFP set safe during this time of COVID-19. This FREE webinar will provide vital safety info for this year's Nashville 48HFP.

Join us on zoom:


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Presented by the Nashville 48 Hour Film Project and Nashville Filmmakers Guild (NFG)

More info coming soon!

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Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 14, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 16, 2020
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 @ Online!
Group B: Thu, Aug 27, 2020 @ Online!

Awards Ceremony

Tue, Sep 1, 2020

Participating Teams

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

  • Banana peels pictures Robert Reed
  • Controlled Chaos Matt Huesmann
  • Coyotes Tyler Evans
  • Dovan Productions Katie Dovan
  • DrawsAreHardToHand Productions Breck Sharbel
  • Exit 10 Films Aaron Mirtes
  • Fool's Pajamas Productions Alexander Bennett
  • Jam Jar films James Seward
  • LaserJungle Pictures Clint Alphin
  • Like the Game Pictures Alex Bowling
  • Nash-Anigans Joshua Kolozsy
  • Old Dogs Productions Don Langley
  • Pudding Boy Productions Lane Stanley
  • Rogue Trilogy Films Michael Hamm
  • SBP Jonathan Higdon
  • SHUBEY PRODUCTIONS Jasmin Nicole Shuler
  • Silent Pirates Chantea Kirkwood
  • Solo Productions David Ditmore
  • Speed Monkey Studios Victor Hollingsworth
  • Spoonfed Productions Trevor Witherspoon
  • The Escalators Lucas Hames
  • The Mighty Acorn Victor Nevels
  • White Door Productions Joseph Drake
  • Yeild-Less Jessica Termer

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