Seattle, Washington October 16 - 18, 2020

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? October 16 - 18, 2020

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

Filmmakers from all over the Seattle, WA 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 2021 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 Short Film Corner.


Both the annual 48HFP and the Horror Project will take place the SAME weekend, October 16-18!  Sign up on this page for the annual 48HFP, with it's board array of genres.  Or go to  for the HORROR 48HFP with it's focus on the gory and scary.

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Registration Fees

In response to the coronavirus we've reduced our 2020 prices.

  • Early Bird: $128 USD/team ends Fri, Sep 25
    (reduced from $148, a savings of $20)
  • Regular: $138 USD/team ends Mon, Oct 12
    (reduced from $168, a savings of $30)
  • Late: $148 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 16
    (reduced from $188, a savings of $40)
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 16, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 18, 2020
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Online: Upload to

Check out our new film and paperwork upload site!

For instructions on the upload process, go here:

Participating Teams

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

  • Atlantic Films Rishi Raj
  • Black & A Half Silas Lindenstein
  • Blast Radius Pictures Jason Farris
  • Blue Peony Productions Dina McNeil
  • Candy Eyed Productions Kay Ownbey
  • Dark Works Qid Love
  • Green Bananas Productions and the Strawberries Crew Efrosini Proios
  • Ink Sauce Andy Burt
  • IronMonkeyFilms Cody Kuehn
  • Kangaroo Punch Australia Kincannon
  • Last Minute Films Curtis Rawls
  • Lucky Productions Jerome Pionk
  • Mirabile Visu Chris Newell
  • Scheherazade Sea Gabriel
  • Scrubber Foley Productions John Denlea
  • Seattle Artists Guild Jamie Wu
  • Sunchaser Productions Evan Christopher
  • Team BADZ Brecky Bihary
  • That scene from Bone Tomahawk Ian Stevens
  • Voluptuous Panik Ian Jagel
  • Walking Shadows Regan MacStravic
  • Williwaw Keith Alholm
  • Yours Truly Hope Rubinkowski

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