Houston, Texas October 2 - 4, 2020

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Houston 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 Houston 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


Registration Fees

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

  • Early Bird: $128 USD/team ends Fri, Sep 11
    (reduced from $148, a savings of $20)
  • Regular: $138 USD/team ends Mon, Sep 28
    (reduced from $168, a savings of $30)
  • Late: $148 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 2
    (reduced from $188, a savings of $40)
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 2, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Online

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 4, 2020
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Online

Participating Teams

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

  • Alpha Flight Films Ruben Ybarra
  • Gems by Jill Jill Moffitt
  • GraveTexan Films Lindsay Smith
  • Izzypocalypse Nicholas Urbano
  • Jay Box Productions Sanjay Annamalai
  • Perfect Time To Panic Productions Gary "Steve" Kennedy
  • Powderkeg Productions Cassie Randall
  • Quarantine Social Club Jason Epperley
  • Relics of a Dragon Randy Flores
  • Studio Liminal Vinh Hoang
  • Switchblade Cinema Krystle Villarreal
  • Team JKZ Jeff Wong
  • Team Late(R) Julia Lyons-Ryle
  • The B Rollers Greg Flakus
  • The DREAM Team Bobby Redmond
  • The McNorta Film Institute Ross McNevin
  • Three Wing'ed Guvnors Francisco Ramos
  • Twisted15 Jon Hobson
  • Two Cent Productions Joey Hancock
  • Wobbly David Swearengin
  • Yo'z Moon Production Martin Munoz
  • the green dress Erika Waldorf

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