San Jose, California August 23 - 25, 2019

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over San Jose 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 on the big screen, at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for San Jose 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 on our Production Documents page.
  • 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 your team representative was given at the kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film must be dropped off at the location listed on this page.

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred), No Proprietary Codecs
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), SD
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred)

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Wed, Jul 31
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 13
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 23
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 23, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Whole Foods - Community Room
777 The Alameda, San Jose 95126

Community Room is located on the ground level, under upstairs pub area.

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Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 25, 2019 @ 4:00pm - 7:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Wine Affairs
1435 The Alameda, San Jose 95126
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Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $13.00 USD PURCHASE
Wed, Sep 4, 2019
Towne 3 Cinemas
1433 The Alameda, San Jose 95126
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Screening Group

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Alchemy Talkies Sam Lugani
  • Almost Professional Productions Rea Kapur
  • Cogent Non-Sequitor Richard New
  • Dragon Farm Productions Norman Luce
  • Dragon Rambles Chahana Sigdel
  • Insert Team Name Here Troy Ogun
  • Muvi Karkhana Rohit Dube
  • Ovation Pictures Christian Pizzirani
  • Pray for Reign Productions Erica Moore
  • RadioActive Studios Mark Garoutte
  • Short Cut Productions Ritendra Datta
  • Someday Films Jess Ortega
  • Sprockets and Bits Larry Baron
  • Stubborn Media Pablo Reinoso
  • The Homie Alliance Joshua vazquez

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