New Orleans, Louisiana July 26 - 28, 2019

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over New Orleans 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 on the big screen, at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for New Orleans 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 on our Production Documents page.
  • 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 your team representative was given at the kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film must be dropped off at the location listed on this page.

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

Required Media

  • Video Codec: Apple ProRES (preferred), Avid DNxHD, H.264
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Anamorphic
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced (preferred)
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav), MPEG3 (.mp3)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 256 kbps (preferred), 128 kbps, 192 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (preferred)
  • Maximum File Size: 9.0GB (preferred)

Editors -- Please read and format your projects according to these guidelines:

-Apple ProRes 422 (not HQ) or DNxHD SQ codecs preferred. H.264 codec allowed (recommended bitrate of 30mb/s).

-DO NOT use ANY data DVD Media! 

-Please submit flash drives only. No external hard drives will be returned.

-Shooting and delivering at 23.98fps (progressive, NON-interlaced) is strongly encouraged. Submissions delivered at 30fps/interlaced will be converted to 23.98fps/progressive for screening. 

-Anything shot at 4:3 (standard) or 2.40:1 (anamorphic) aspect ratios will be letterboxed/pillarboxed in order to fit a 16:9 raster for screening.

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 1
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 16
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 26
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 26, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Urban South Brewery and Taproom
1645 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans 70130

Bring signed Team Leader Agreement 6pm and prepare to pull your Genre from a hat. Receive your Elements Required - Character, Line and Prop.

Depart at 7pm to begin writing your script and shooting your film.

Why make a 48 Hour Film this July?

The winner for Best Film will receive $500 in cash and Vegas Pro Editing Software.

The winner for Best Editing will receive a software bundle from Vegas Pro, Sound Forge, and Acid Pro.

Additional prizes will be awarded to winning categories including Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 Software and WriterDuet Scriptwriting Software.

O'Connell Music will be offering one free download of any song in their music library to each of the U.S. teams. Teams will also have access to pitches and auditions done by potential team members to help build their team.

Early Bird Registration opened Tuesday, May 21st

and discounted rate ends Midnight Monday July 1st

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 28, 2019 @ 4:30pm - 7:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Urban South Brewery and Taproom
1645 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans 70130


Total run time must be 4 minutes to 7  minutes not including 1 minute for credits.

Further instructions to follow soon.

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $15.00 USD
Fri, Aug 2, 2019 @ 7:11pm - 7:11pm
The National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater & Atrium
945 Magazine St. New Orleans 70130

Groups A and B screenings will be Friday August 2nd starting at 7pm

Groups C and D screenings will be Saturday August 3rd starting at 7pm

Screening Groups

Group A

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Backyard Shed Films Sean Gerowin
  • Cinematic Equity Tony Beard
  • Concrete Waves James Arnold
  • Crisp Flamingo Films Adrian Jordan Jr
  • Cut Dat Out Productions Dennis Millet
  • Dat's a Movie? David Jones
  • Feline Films Robert B Willsie
  • Fence Post Productions Robert Bennett
  • GumboMonster Michael Garrett
  • Rogue Martians Lamar Edwards
  • The COOL Cooperative Kirby Voss
  • Treday Productions Tre' Lopez
  • Windbreaker Jared LaReau

Group B

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • DDTstudio David Treadway
  • Early Summer Pictures Zac Cino
  • HeadHunter/LaFilm Productions Lisa Mackel
  • I'm Your Density Productions Rebecca Fox
  • Kawaii AF Brandon Bordelon
  • Last Minute Productions Brandon Jolicoeur
  • NOLAspire Productions Sheridan Philipp
  • Raisethebar Productions dewayne bateman
  • RobRyan Productions Ryan Naquin
  • Sleepy Slabbit Kids Keith Wilkes
  • Swamp Critter Films Sadie Wiese
  • The New Guys David Kirtland
  • Unsteady Productions Dylan Langlois

Group C

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 22Five04 Kaleb Naquin
  • Bag-a-Ho'z Brittanie VanDyke
  • Fagan Films William Fagan
  • I. U. M. Productions Trevor Chapman
  • Jambalaya Fire Lance Braud
  • Keeping It Reel Evette Randolph
  • NaturalWay Films Shamica Anderson
  • Out Of Focus Jonathan Breaux
  • Reel Misfits Felix Matos
  • Reelbellion Productions Laci Talley
  • RougeWorx Adam Chenevert
  • Sagway Productions Mobina Smith
  • Take Two Jeanine McLeod

Group D

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • A Girl and her Goldfish Productions Rachel Searcey
  • Cuss & Spit Pictures Trey Lane
  • Half Glass Productions Matthew Judd
  • Pop-Tart Adventurers John Armijo
  • Rivertown John Detty
  • St. Malo Productions Bria Guyton
  • Team Rejected Jef Figallo
  • Team Struggle Shane Pagano
  • The Best You've Never Heard Of Ted Williams
  • The Privateers - Krewe du Cinéma Read W. Ridley
  • Trident Productions Georgi Hernandez-McCloud
  • Warren World Productions Warren Mitchell
  • Wine Night Productions Laura Duval

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