Washington, District of Columbia October 14 - 16, 2022

Get Ready for A Twisted Challenge!

The weekend? October 14 - 16, 2022

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 2023.

Genres Elements FAQs

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $150 USD/team ends Mon, Sep 19
  • Regular: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 14

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 14, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 16, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via Cinema48

Premiere Screenings

Thu, Oct 27, 2022
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Best Of Screening

Wed, Nov 9, 2022
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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 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 Adamus
  • Chonky Frogs Dara Gold
  • Creep Productions Roderick Evans
  • Crimes of the Art Joe Dzikiewicz
  • Ghostbusters Hillary Reskin
  • Gloria Needs Fudge Neil Conway
  • Gummy Bear Ninjas Trent Duncan
  • Matched Set Productions Mike Watkins
  • Naked Puppets Richard Atha-Nicholls
  • Quantum Firefly David Bartell
  • TELEX Emre Yagci
  • The Nameless Ghouls Hex Knouff
  • Tohubohu Productions William Coughlan

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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