San Francisco, California August 16 - 18, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 16 - 18, 2019

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

Filmmakers from all over the San Francisco, 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 2020 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2020 Short Film Corner.

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 22
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 6
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 16
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48 Hour Film Project Brew Hop

Fri, Jul 26, 2019 @ 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Introducing the 2nd official mixer for this year's San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project: THE SF 48HFP BREW HOP!

Need a bit of liquid courage to meet, mingle and build a team? Or wanna bring your teammates for a bonding experience? Fear not, this mixer is for you!

Shoutout to The Nudge, a trip planner service, for sending out this plan on their app!

Faction Brewing
Building 43 Winery
Almanac Beer

21+ only. Drinks will not be provided by the 48HFP (as much as we would like to!) Please drink responsibly. Locations accessible by ferry/BART/Uber/personal vehicle. Plenty of parking.


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48 Hour Film Project Potluck Picnic

Sun, Jul 28, 2019 @ 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The 3rd official SF 48HFP mixer: Potluck Picnic at Dolores Park, SF!

Looking to build/join a team for this year's competition? Or wanna create a bonding experience for you and your team? Bring some food & blankets, and join us at Dolores Park for our potluck picnic!

Whether you are a single filmmaker or whether you have an established team, this mixer is for you!

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Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 16, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bay Area Video Coalition
2727 Mariposa St #200, San Francisco 94110

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 18, 2019
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Mon, Aug 26, 2019 @ 7:00pm @ Roxie Theater
Group B: Mon, Aug 26, 2019 @ 9:00pm
Group C: Tue, Aug 27, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street, San Francisco

Awards Ceremony

Fri, Sep 6, 2019 @ 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Piano Fight
144 Taylor Street, San Francisco 94102

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for San Francisco in only 48 hours.

  • Alchemy Talkies Sam Lugani
  • Asgardian Erik Braa
  • Barewitness Films Matthew Gardner
  • Cactus with a Haircut Christopher Francis
  • Cinamite Paul Aspuria
  • Dragon Farm Productions Norman Luce
  • El Hefe's Crew Rides Again Patrick Sullivan
  • Flatwoods SuperQuick Jos Egel
  • Fueled By Boba Matthew Ignao
  • Kababayan David Chan
  • Kissed by muse Gee Moloi
  • Let the Bright One In Wyatt Irmen
  • Loose Leaf Productions Jamil Moledina
  • North Bay Dream Team Buddy Matthews
  • Red Room Vince Lopez
  • Sagified WARREN SHEETS
  • Tiny Rabbit Productions Kealani Kitaura

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