New Orleans, Louisiana August 6 - 8, 2021

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 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 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.

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 12
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 27
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 6
Team capacity has been reached.
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 6, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Buffalo Wild Wings
3434 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie 7002

Kickoff will be live at Buffalo Wild Wings

3434 Veterans Hwy, Metairie, LA 

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 8, 2021
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Dropoff is on line - Cinema 48

Production Documents and Films to be entered separately

Participating Teams

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

  • 1 am films Sara Chauppette
  • Backyard Shed Films Sean Gerowin
  • Ces Buveurs Jean Guillory
  • CineCity Ryan Naquin
  • Cut Dat Out Productions Dennis Millet
  • Fence Post Production Robert Bennett
  • GumboMonster Michael Garrett
  • Half Glass Productions Matthew Judd
  • HeadHunter Productions Lisa Mackel
  • I'm Your Density Rebecca Fox
  • I-10 Criterion Trevor Chapman
  • Instant Hell Murder Crew John Devilman
  • Keeping It Reel Evette Randolph
  • Many Worlds Productions Michele Bousquet
  • Media Desperado Amanda Kitch
  • Misfits Felix Matos
  • Operation: Save the World Edward holub
  • PulpFace Productions Sophia Knight
  • Ragamuffin Productions Sam Carey
  • Reelbellion Productions Laci Talley
  • Second Star Productions Jennifer Taylor
  • Sisterhood Studios Kate Kuen
  • Slow Wifi Productions Wes Webre
  • The COOL Cooperative Kirby Voss
  • The Thrill Show Joseph Dryden
  • Theo-Phile Katherine Isheim
  • Through the Lens Robert Lobdell
  • Uncommonfilth Enterprises Jon Hyers
  • Unfundamentals Arianna Blatt
  • Warren World Productions Warren Mitchell

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