Washington, District of Columbia October 22 - 24, 2021

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Washington 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 at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Washington 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 our Production Documents page:
  • Team Leader Agreement: This document must be filled out by the Team Leader and uploaded to https://Cinema48.com prior to the Kickoff.  Find instructions here: https://www.48hourfilm.com/digital_dropoff 
  • 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 is provided to all Team Leaders by the City Producer prior to Kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film and paperwork must be uploaded to https://Cinema48.com. Find instructions here: https://www.48hourfilm.com/digital_dropoff
  • 48HFP Safe Set Guidelines: https://48hourfilm.com/news-articles/194/48HFP-Safe-Set-Guidelines

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!


Elements Genres FAQs


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.

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

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

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

Dropoff Event

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

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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