San Antonio, Texas October 2 - 4, 2020

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over San Antonio 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 San Antonio 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, Sep 11
    (reduced from $148, a savings of $20)
  • Regular: $138 USD/team ends Mon, Sep 28
    (reduced from $168, a savings of $30)
  • Late: $148 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 2
    (reduced from $188, a savings of $40)
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Last Minute Improv Casting Mixer

Wed, Sep 30, 2020 @ 7:00pm

Still looking for actors? Still looking for a team? Wanna try your hand at Improv... via ZOOM?!? Join us for a fun mixer featuring Improv games!

Event will be Livestreamed to the Austin 48HFP page.

RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 2, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 4, 2020
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Participating Teams

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

  • Bright Eye Pictures Rob Mabry
  • Cloudy Logic Studios Kenneth Lowrie
  • Creek Don't Rise Productions Jason Futrell
  • Dos Pollos Productions Victor ` Dominguez
  • Finished Productions Jake Walsh
  • Heron Productions Daniel Garza
  • Humble Bae Richard Thurman
  • Killer Pizza Productions Andrew Ortiz
  • Montexas Productions Craig Sprout
  • NachoCinema Jose Venegas
  • Old 300 John von Dohlen
  • Pint Sized Pictures Randall Anderson
  • Red Rook Dragon Elizabeth Salazar
  • Rogue Cinema Mario Charles
  • SM/PK Films Ryan Anderson
  • Stryde Studios Christian Stryder
  • Talking Leaves Joseph Thomas Bailey
  • Thoughtcast Minakhshi Das
  • Unicorn Studios Erin Logan

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