Greensboro, North Carolina October 15 - 17, 2021

Get Ready for A Spooky Challenge!

The weekend? October 15 - 17, 2021

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

Do you like to be scared? Do you love Hitchcock? Bring on the fake blood and the rumbling undercurrent sound effect and get ready for a weekend you won't forget.

Filmmakers from all over the Greensboro, NC area will compete to see who can make the best horror short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will screen at Filmapalooza 2022.

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Registration Fees

  • Regular: $150 USD/team ends Tue, Oct 5
  • Late: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 15

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 15, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 17, 2021 @ 7:00pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual Livestream - Facebook and YouTube

We'll livestream updates and show the uploads into Cinema48 as teams rush to meet the 7:30 p.m. deadline. Viewers can ask questions and comment as they share in the excitement of the race. Link will be shared on the Facebook Page at  and on our YouTube page at 

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.00 USD PURCHASE
Group A: Sun, Oct 24, 2021 @ 2:00pm
Group B: Sun, Oct 24, 2021 @ 4:00pm
Carolina Theatre
310 S. Greene St., Greensboro

Teams from across the state and beyond will gather Oct. 15 to draw sub-genres in the horror category and will get a character, prop, and line of dialogue to include in their film. They'll take off to write, shoot and edit a short, four- to seven-minute film in just 48 hours. Each screening is a different group of films providing delightful entertainment for horror aficianados. Audiences will vote on their favorite films. Awards presentation information is still pending.

Required Media

  • Video Codec: No Proprietary Codecs (preferred), MPEG-4
  • Media: Online Submission
  • File Type: AVI (.avi), MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976), 24 FPS
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB (preferred)

Participating Teams

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

  • 13th Pygmy Productions Randy Harris
  • Mendicants’ Delrium Tonya Pettigrew
  • The Ritz Stacey Layne
  • Unusual Horse Productions Olivia Mathai

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