Los Angeles, California August 5 - 7, 2022

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 5 - 7, 2022

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

Filmmakers from all over the Los Angeles, CA area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours.

Write, shoot, and edit a short film over the weekend and see it PREMIERE on the BIG SCREEN!

All Welcome!  First-timer to Hobbyists to Amateurs to Professionals!

Take your filmmaking to the NEXT LEVEL!

Wherever you are currently in your filmmaking journey, the 48 Hour Film Project is a valuable next step!  

     •. Make your FIRST film... the first of many!

     •. Create a film (or another film!) for your reel

     •  Practice new techniques -- in a low-risk setting

     •. Find new filmmaking partners to work with, beginning on a (very!) short-term basis

     •  Create work to help show off your skills to find that next job!

The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2023 (in Los Angeles!) for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2023 Short Film Corner!

Plus, new this year… the top three teams will be eligible for the soon-to-be-announced 48HFP “Yes We Cannes” challenge in December!

Genres Elements FAQs

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 11
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 26
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 5
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Festival Mixer-Come Network with Us!

Mon, Jul 11, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm
RogueLike Tavern
259 N Pass Ave Burbank 91205

Filmmakers, Cast and Crew...come on out and network with us on the night of the Early Bird deadline! We'll be partying it up at our awesome sponsor and host RogueLike Tavern. If you have signed up a team, want to join a team, or find out more about the LA 48HFP, then definitely do not miss out.

***SPECIAL PERK! The first 12 Team Leaders who attend will get ONE FREE DRINK TICKET, so that's another reason to sign up your team before our mixer.

REGISTER YOUR TEAM HERE: www.48hourfilm.com/la

RogueLike Tavern has an AWESOME dinner menu (so come hungry).

Happy hour prices are:

  • $4 Modelo bottles
  • $5 Fried Pickles
  • $6 Well cocktails

Check out their dinner menu here: https://www.theroguelike.com/eatndrink

Vaccine verification or a negative test within 72 hours required.

RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 5, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

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

Premiere Screenings

Sat, Aug 20, 2022 @ 1:30pm - 11:30pm
Regal Cinemas LA Live
Los Angeles 90015

Audience Award's Screening

Sat, Aug 27, 2022 @ 6:00pm

Best Of Screening

Sat, Sep 10, 2022 @ 3:00pm - 11:00pm

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.

  • 3DEEP FILMS Bijan Jadhavji
  • A Greek God Entertainment LLC. Abraham Lopez
  • Baby Bird Worldwide Matthew Mullen
  • Better than expected Ricky Romanek
  • Blue Dragon Studios Benjamin Yackshaw
  • C2F entertainment Aubrey Gonawela & Neil Prince
  • Celestra Productions Michael Warker
  • Center Cut Productions Mark Schaefer
  • Chateau Lecrivain/EMZ Kat Silvia
  • Clay Lacey Media Clay Lacey
  • Coldwater Cowboy Productions Samuel Bartlett
  • Comedy Store Studios Jonathan Sosis
  • Cultural Detritus Carl Hansen
  • D'Ambrosio Twins Francis D'Ambrosio
  • DC Productions Donavan Clark
  • Dirty Purple Cowboy Carlos Jimenez
  • Dreams of the Frog Trevor Cameron
  • ElFun Productions Sean Patrick Murphy
  • Goldthunder Productions Julie Raelyn
  • High Freakquency Productions Jonathon Courtot
  • In Your Frame Productions Alyssa Carter
  • KshKnxnStudio Sarah Kakusho
  • LAST PLACE Aric Hegdal
  • Lack of Sleep Films Nathan Falkenstein
  • Lost Brothers Joel Marsh
  • MKC Media Michael Testut
  • Mandi Eats a Muffin Sean & Victoria Hilferty
  • Monte Videos Sam Sitar
  • Naughty Kitty Becky Sanders
  • One last hoorah! productions Jonathan Vigoa
  • Purple Cloud Dynasty Joshua Thomas
  • RAWMIX Productions Rommel Andaya
  • Red Cape Films Ivon Visalli
  • SpinQ Studios Tim Guzman
  • Starrberry Productions Kissa Starr
  • Studio IO Jaden Rodriguez
  • Studio Lotus Marcy Lynn Facundo-Moya
  • Tall Tales Matthew Hasselblad
  • Taller Productions Anthony Rizo
  • Team ASL Megan Clancy
  • The Manager's Special Christopher Madden
  • The Sandbox Julian Grajczak
  • Ticonderoga Harvey Ryan
  • Too Lemon Sam Pinnelas
  • Toy Boat Productions Joshua Fraser
  • Ummusing Productions Michael Stone
  • Uncle Mikki Productions Alec Wry

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