Washington, District of Columbia October 22 - 24, 2021

Get Ready for A Twisted Challenge!

The weekend? October 22 - 24, 2021

The challenge? To make a sci-fi or horror film in only 48 hours!

Do you like to be scared? Do you love Hitchcock? Not your cup of tea? How about time travel - or space travel for that matter?!? Pick your pleasure... Bring on the aliens and spacecrafts - or - the fake blood and rumbling undercurrents. Either way, get ready for a weekend you won't forget!!

Filmmakers from all over the Washington, DC area will compete to see who can make the best science fiction and/or horror short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will screen at Filmapalooza 2022.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $150 USD/team ends Mon, Sep 27
  • Regular: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 22

Participants that registered a team for the regular 48HFP during the previous 12 months will receive a $25 USD discount. Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 22, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 24, 2021
by 7:30pm to be on-time

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)
Notes

Online Submission on Cinema48.com. Make sure your team leader is registered.

Participating Teams

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

  • Actors with Strings Mark McKinney
  • August 7 Productions Sharon Caraballo
  • Bulldaogs David Sturtevant
  • Cat Burglar Films Kathleen Strouse
  • Choke Artist Productions Benjamin Morris
  • DC Stunt Coalition Dylan Hintz
  • Dark Knightz Productions Ronnie Zane
  • Final Coda Films Kaela Jeffers
  • Free Yourself Entertainment Jeffrey Leslie
  • Nova Cat Films Quinn Wolverton
  • Pre Pre Productions Amanda Haddock
  • SHRUG Productions Erica Rowe
  • This Space Intentionally Left Blank Lisa Hillstrom
  • Twerps Heidi Scott

DC is the birthplace of the 48HFP!

In May of 2001, Mark Ruppert (Creator/ Executive Producer), Liz Langston (Co-Founder/ Executive Producer) and Christina Ruppert (Director of Operations) were all part of the team The Big Ouch. It was one of 10 teams in the inaugural 48 Hour Film Project and the required prop was a severed body part.

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