San Diego, California July 29 - 31, 2022

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 29 - 31, 2022

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

Filmmakers from all over the San Diego, CA 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

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 5
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 19
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 29
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 29, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 31, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Mon, Aug 15, 2022 @ 6:30pm
Group B: Mon, Aug 15, 2022 @ 9:00pm
Group C: Tue, Aug 16, 2022 @ 6:30pm
Group D: Tue, Aug 16, 2022 @ 9:00pm
Group E: Wed, Aug 17, 2022 @ 9:00pm
Reading Cinemas Grossmont Center 10

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.

Participating Teams

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

  • Actors for San Diego Charity Ries
  • Blackstone River Johnny Pappas
  • Cane Toad Productions David Newman
  • Cimitoro Productions Ishmael Meza
  • Digital Lemonade Stand Drew Floyd
  • Dog Jaw Productions Diane Joswick
  • Film Logic Studios Zachary Colton
  • Guerrilla Aesthete Productions april taie
  • Jabronie Pictures X Almost Good Films Fernando Huerto
  • Jackal Productions Albert Sylvero
  • Jake Byrd Productions jake byrd
  • Let's Get Rolling Brandon Manderson
  • Lucky-U Entertainment (in association with Night Vision Productions) Lucky Bailey
  • Mitzi Mayer Productions Mitzi Mayer
  • Quixana Victor Ciccarelli
  • Rabbit on the Lamb Productions Jesse Hodge
  • Sera Maurício Favery
  • Snarky Films Christopher Colthurst
  • Tea and Bag Production Company Ryan Rivera
  • Team ASL Megan Clancy
  • Team All of Us Carmen Montoya-Reyes
  • The 119 Ava Moslehi
  • The 2880 Minute Movie Makers Alexander Petit
  • Two Birdies Colleen Curtin
  • state of flux Jake Segraves

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