New Orleans, Louisiana July 26 - 28, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 26 - 28, 2019

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

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 2020 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2020 Short Film Corner.

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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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Final Networking/Mixer

Thu, Jul 18, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Urban South Brewery and Tap Room
1645 Tchoupitoulas St

The 48 Hour Film Project Filmmaking Weekend is approaching fast! This will be our last Pre-Production Networking Event/Mixer. This event will take place at Urban South Brewery- 1645 Tchoupitoulas St. in New Orleans on Thursday July 18th from 6-9 pm.

So Join us and fill/find the remaining team members you still need! The Kick-Off and Drop-Off will be here, so this is a great way to familiarize yourself with the location you will be bringing your film to on Sunday July 28th
Hope to see you there!

Register your team today before late registration fee


July 26th-27th-28th

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

Participating Teams

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

  • 22Five04 Kaleb Naquin
  • A Girl and her Goldfish Productions Rachel Searcey
  • Backyard Shed Films Sean Gerowin
  • Bag-a-Ho'z Brittanie VanDyke
  • Cinematic Equity Tony Beard
  • Concrete Waves James Arnold
  • Crisp Flamingo Films Adrian Jordan Jr
  • Cuss & Spit Pictures Trey Lane
  • Cut Dat Out Productions Dennis Millet
  • DDTstudio David Treadway
  • Dat's a Movie? David Jones
  • Early Summer Pictures Zac Cino
  • Fagan Films William Fagan
  • Feline Films Robert B Willsie
  • Fence Post Productions Robert Bennett
  • GumboMonster Michael Garrett
  • Half Glass Productions Matthew Judd
  • HeadHunter/LaFilm Productions Lisa Mackel
  • I'm Your Density Productions Rebecca Fox
  • I. U. M. Productions Trevor Chapman
  • Jambalaya Fire Lance Braud
  • Kawaii AF Brandon Bordelon
  • Keeping It Reel Evette Randolph
  • Last Minute Productions Brandon Jolicoeur
  • NOLAspire Productions Sheridan Philipp
  • NaturalWay Films Shamica Anderson
  • Out Of Focus Jonathan Breaux
  • Pop-Tart Adventurers John Armijo
  • Raisethebar Productions dewayne bateman
  • Reel Misfits Felix Matos
  • Reelbellion Productions Laci Talley
  • Rivertown John Detty
  • RobRyan Productions Ryan Naquin
  • Rogue Martians Lamar Edwards
  • RougeWorx Adam Chenevert
  • Sagway Productions Mobina Smith
  • Sleepy Slabbit Kids Keith Wilkes
  • St. Malo Productions Bria Guyton
  • Swamp Critter Films Sadie Wiese
  • Take Two Jeanine McLeod
  • Team Rejected Jef Figallo
  • Team Struggle Shane Pagano
  • The Best You've Never Heard Of Ted Williams
  • The New Guys David Kirtland
  • The Privateers - Krewe du Cinéma Read W. Ridley
  • Treday Productions Tre' Lopez
  • Trident Productions Georgi Hernandez-McCloud
  • Unsteady Productions Dylan Langlois
  • Warren World Productions Warren Mitchell
  • Windbreaker Jared LaReau
  • Wine Night Productions Laura Duval

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