San Diego, California May 17 - 19, 2019

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over San Diego 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 Diego 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 Elements

  • Character: Hanner or Hannah Arp, Math Teacher
  • Prop: a 'For Sale' sign
  • Line: ""Next time you won't be so lucky." OR "Next time you will not be so lucky.""

Dropoff Event

Sun, May 19, 2019 @ 7:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Gordon Biersch
5010 Mission Center Road, San Diego 92108

It all comes down to THIS! Your film needs to be in to us by the 7:30 PM deadline in order to be on-time! ALL films, on-time and late, are eligible for Audience Choice so even if you're not there by 7:30 BRING YOUR FILM ANYWAY!

We will be on the patio at Gordon Biersch Mission Valley. Come early and stay for the countdown! It's always an exciting time!

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Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $20.00 USD PURCHASE
Group A: Mon, May 27, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Group B: Mon, May 27, 2019 @ 9:00pm
Group C: Tue, May 28, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Group D: Tue, May 28, 2019 @ 9:00pm
Group F: Wed, May 29, 2019 @ 9:00pm
AMC Mission Valley Theaters
1640 Camino Del Rio North San Diego 92108

It's time for the WORLD PREMIERE of your 2019 San Diego 48 Hour Film Project films!

Come walk the purple carpet, have your photo taken with your friends, and enjoy an evening of creativity and networking with your fellow filmmakers!

The AMC Mission Valley Cinemas is the lovely venue for your premieres! Then, join us after your screening to mingle with fellow filmmakers and await the announcement of our Audience Choice Award for each screening.

Early Screenings (A and C) will have their after parties at On The Border, Mission Valley.

Late Screenings (B, D, and F) will have their after parties at The Yard House right next to the AMC theaters!

Screening Groups

Group A Monday, May 27, 2019 @ 6:30pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Armenica Pictures Grant Price
  • Banquet Productions Fritz Ahern
  • Guerrilla Aesthete Productions april taie
  • Loco Muertos Robert Stewart
  • Mystery Media josh pearman
  • Project UwU Nicholas Guerrero
  • Reactant Films Michael Veritas
  • Spenceroo22 Valerie Segraves
  • state of flux Jake Segraves
  • Susana's Finest Taylor Owens
  • Team Groovy Tom Antl
  • Team Seven DAVID ROUILLARD
  • Vivid Dreams Productions Michael Jones

Group B Monday, May 27, 2019 @ 9:00pm

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  • 180 Degree Films Shane Richardson
  • Dumpster Fire Films Aiden Keltner
  • Ed Wood Film School Luis Martinez
  • Fool's Errand Films Justin Kietzman
  • FPSN Manuella Fatho
  • Juggling Bear Greg Stewart
  • Look at the Birdy jake byrd
  • Metal Pixel Foundry Jonathan Medel
  • PLOT TWIST Kristina Buckner
  • Resulting Impact Film Productions Brittany Pope
  • Slappy Salamanders Brandon Manderson
  • Tea and Bag Production Company Ryan Rivera
  • The Syndicate Chris Malimban
  • Third Eye Tzinzuni Perez
  • WestWood Films Marco Gonzalez

Group C Tuesday, May 28, 2019 @ 6:30pm

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  • Cimitoro Productions Ishmael Meza
  • Connectivity Film Brandon Hitson
  • Digital Lemonade Stand Drew Floyd
  • DOG JAW PRODUCTIONS Diane Joswick
  • FESTIVAL CITY FILMS Sean Dejecacion
  • Mitzi Mayer Productions Mitzi Mayer
  • Painted Flower Productions Meghan Courtney
  • RAWMIX Productions Rommel Andaya
  • Slick Fox Productions Jonathan Colon
  • Team Just In Time harold frazer
  • The 2880 Minute Movie Makers Alexander Petit
  • This is Happening El Freemáno
  • To Be Heard Productions Jailyn Osborne

Group D Tuesday, May 28, 2019 @ 9:00pm

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  • Bad Cat Films Stephen Mickelsen
  • Colony Film Productions Chris Carr
  • Comedians In Films Getting Booze alberto mercado
  • DCTR . HCON Dustin Roller
  • Form Over Function Keith Gresham
  • Goverman Productions Logan Goverman
  • Jabronie Pictures X Almost Good Films Fernando Huerto
  • Kilna Companies Anthony Kilna
  • LLively Jason Lim
  • Mesa College Film Club Brittany Burkett
  • Missing Frame Productions Tania Lopez
  • Snarky Films Christopher Colthurst
  • Square One Gabriel Abano
  • Team Grooveko Jonathan Hammond
  • The Clique Abomb DLC

Group F Wednesday, May 29, 2019 @ 9:00pm

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  • Axiomatic Twist Jarod Bainbridge
  • Big Shoes Production Mark Rachel
  • Dreadfully Punk Justin Hoke
  • High Tech High Studios Dennis Walker
  • Highly Dope Media Anthony Maze
  • Hold on 1 second Nicholos Lindo
  • I'll Knock You Out Blair Hatch
  • Kanari Storm Christine Gatlin
  • Monkey's on the Bed Romero Mundo
  • Old Timers Laderius Bryan
  • Phenylketonuric Productions Raquel Falk
  • Sera Maurício Favery
  • Shooting Flares Thomas Peterson
  • Solo Flight Jonathan Enerva

Screening Group To Be Determined

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  • Neet Gregory Dengler

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