Nashville, Tennessee August 26 - 28, 2022

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 26 - 28, 2022

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

Filmmakers from all over the Nashville, TN 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!

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Registration Fees Registration Opens: Tuesday, June 21

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Aug 1
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 16
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 26

Casting Event

Sat, Jun 11, 2022 @ 10:00am - 4:00pm
Lipscomb University - Shinn Center
1 University Park Dr, Nashville 37204

We're excited to bring back an in-person casting event this year. Check back soon for more details on this event that we'll be co-hosting with Lipscomb University!

Registration Kick Off Party

Tue, Jun 21, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm

It's time for our first Meet and Greet of the 2022 Nashville 48 Hour Film Project season! Registration officially opens on June 21st so it's time to celebrate and get ready for another exciting competition. The Nash48HFP Staff will be there, so come out to find a team, join a team, or just to socialize!

More details to come soon!

Tips & Tricks Panel & Screening

Sat, Jul 9, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
NECAT Network PEG-TV Studio
120 Whitebridge Rd. #46 Nashville 37209
Join us on Saturday, July 9th from 6pm-8pm at NECAT Network on the campus of Nashville State Community College for an engaging discussion with 48HFP filmmakers on our panel. Making a film in just 48 hours is no small feat, but these filmmakers have mastered that art. Learn some tips and tricks on how to make your film the best it can be. And, of course, learn what can be done with your film once it's complete!
Panelists coming soon.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Enjoy an open bar and network with other attendees before and after the panel.
This event is free and open to the public. You do not have to be registered to compete in order to attend.

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 26, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 28, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via

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 Make sure your team leader is registered.

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