Johannesburg, South Africa 3 - 5 December 2021

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg 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 prior to the Kickoff.  Find instructions here: 
  • 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 Find instructions here:
  • 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)

Online Submission on Make sure your team leader is registered.

Required Elements

  • Character: Prince or Precious Dlamini, Taxi Driver
  • Prop: a South African Flag
  • Line: "And that's a wrap."

Dropoff Event

Sun, 5 Dec 2021
by 19:30 to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: R90.00 ZAR
Group A: Sat, 11 Dec 2021 @ 14:30 @ Mall of Africa - Ster-Kinekor Court
Group B: Sat, 11 Dec 2021 @ 17:00 @ Mall of Africa - Ster-Kinekor Court
Group C: Sun, 12 Dec 2021 @ 14:30 @ Mall of Africa - Ster-Kinekor Court
Lone Creek Crescent and Magwa Crescent, Waterfall City, Midrand

Group D - Sun, 12 Dec 2021 @ 17:00

Awards Ceremony

Sun, 19 Dec 2021 @ 15:00 - 18:00
Facebook ONLINE

Join us as we announce Jozi's BEST at this virtual Awards Ceremony, held live on Zoom and on our Facebook page.

Participating Teams

  • 4187 Livingstone Pule
  • 48Force Tumi Mashitatona
  • A51 Reeza Thomas
  • Actors Space Club Naledi Mfoloe
  • Banana Bread Lili Ming
  • Biig Dezemba Lesang Tshoke
  • Bra Straps Mbali Diesel
  • Chicken Noodle Soup Hannah Flynn
  • Cinners Nani Chehore
  • Eleven Eleven Tarryn Witbooi
  • Majesty Precious Kabini
  • Mmina Tshipi Shadi Chauke
  • Nelo Films Mfanelo Njoko
  • Pacific Visuals Daniel Masetla
  • Rising Stars Marius Mark O'Neill
  • Silvertag Projects Rapulana Teane
  • Sketch Konexion films jonathan selolo
  • Splendiferous Productions Gabriel Kwitonda
  • TIMBUKTU Kgosi Choene
  • The Film Crew Leah Maistry
  • Ubumber Media Hope Madonsela
  • VisKopSop Morgan Ballantyne
  • We’ll decide on the name Chalé Darwin
  • Yardang Film Group Tim Drew
  • vampires: the fabric of our community Bahiyya Khan

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