New Orleans, Louisiana July 31 - August 2, 2020

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 31 - August 2, 2020

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

SPECIAL THIS YEAR: We are going virtual!  Filmmakers from all over the New Orleans, LA area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2021 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 Short Film Corner.

And in response to current times, the New Orleans 48HFP will present all events virtually this year -- Two Networking/Mixers, the Kickoff, the Dropoff, & the Premiere Screenings!  Plus, we will have our special Virtual Audience Awards Grand Championship Screening.  And everything will culminate with the Virtual “Best of Screening” and Announcement of Awards winners (All Categories)!

We love films and the people who make them, and our hope is to keep everyone safe and happy and making awesome 48-hour films throughout the year!  We hope you will join us!




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Registration Fees

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

  • Early Bird: $128 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 10
    (reduced from $148, a savings of $20)
  • Regular: $138 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 27
    (reduced from $168, a savings of $30)
  • Late: $148 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 31
    (reduced from $188, a savings of $40)
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Virtual Networking/Mixer

Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Virtual Networking/Mixer

Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 31, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual/Online

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 2, 2020
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual/Online

Premiere Screenings

Fri, Aug 7, 2020
Virtual Premiere Screenings

Virtual Audience Awards Grand Championship Screening

Mon, Aug 10, 2020
Virtual/Online

Best Of Screening

Sat, Aug 15, 2020
Virtual “Best of Screening” and Announcement of Awards winners (All Categories)

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for New Orleans in only 48 hours.

  • 1 am films Tom Kowitz
  • A Girl and her Goldfish Productions Rachel Searcey
  • Backyard Shed Films Sean Gerowin
  • Fence Post Productions Robert Bennett
  • Half Glass Productions Matthew Judd
  • KFBR392 Kevin Hricik
  • Many Worlds Productions Michele Bousquet
  • Mysterious Strangers Kelly Buckholdt
  • Rest Assured Productions Ryan Armstrong
  • Rogue Martians Jenny Martin

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