Richmond, Virginia July 8 - 10, 2022

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 8 - 10, 2022

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

Filmmakers from all over the Richmond, VA 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!

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Thu, Jun 16
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jun 28
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 8
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Thu, Jun 30, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Libbie Mill Library
2100 Libbie Lake East Street
Are you a Richmond team leader needing access to talent to cast your film? Are you talent looking to be in a Richmond 48HFP film? Then come to our audition!

You MUST be registered for this event to attend. Limited slots available. 

Registration is now OPEN!
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 8, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Creatives Playground RVA
715 E. 4th St.

The start of filmmaking weekend begins with the Kickoff! Each participating team must have a representative at the official Kickoff Event of the 48 Hour Film Project to receive their required character, prop, line of dialogue and to draw their team's genre. Team Leader's Agreements must be uploaded via Cinema48 BEFORE kickoff and no later than 7/6! A team may NOT participate without submitting this agreement.

This year's Kickoff is in the gorgeous studio spaces at Creatives Playground RVA, located at 715 E. 4th St. Studio F17 in the New Manchester Flats building! See you on the Southside!

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Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 10, 2022
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Virtual via Cinema48

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Sat, Jul 16, 2022 @ 1:00pm
Group B: Sat, Jul 16, 2022 @ 3:30pm
Group C: Sun, Jul 17, 2022 @ 1:00pm
Group D: Sun, Jul 17, 2022 @ 3:30pm
The Byrd Theater
2908 W. Cary St.

Screening Group A Tickets:

Screening Group B Tickets

Screening Group C Tickets

Screening Group D Tickets


Best Of Screening

Tickets: $10.00 USD PURCHASE
Sun, Jul 24, 2022 @ 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Byrd Theater
2908 W. Cary St.
Filmmakers from the Richmond area raced to make a film in just 48 hours, and you can see the best of them in the Best of Richmond Screenings!
The 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) is the world's largest timed film competition, and it has returned to Richmond as a part of the 2022 international tour. One film will be chosen by a panel of film professionals as the "Best 48HFP Film of Richmond" and that film will move on to screen at Filmapalooza in Los Angeles, and even get a shot at a screening in next year's Cannes Film Festival! A runner-up and awards in numerous other categories will also be awarded immediately after the screenings. Congratulations to the following teams/films listed in screening order:
Tickets are available for purchase for $10 online through Friday, July 22, then at the door, for $15, cash only.
Films are not rated and some may contain mature content or language.
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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.

Participating Teams

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

  • 21 Jump Cut Kayla Saunders
  • A Berberich Brothers & Dixon Production James Berberich
  • A Girl and Her Gimbal Elizabeth Bryant
  • Atlantic East Motion Picture Co Tracey Frame
  • Black Coral Caroline Hubert
  • CapSongs James Schaefer
  • Dadgum Productions Noah Slate
  • Face For Radio - Richmond Independent Video Philip Green
  • Funktropolis Media Wil Austin
  • Grape Soda Shortz Leanne Burke
  • InFocus Derek Smith
  • Inexplicable Productions Noah PESCARA
  • Juri-Ash Productions Julius Green
  • Long Story Short Productions Brandon Daniel-Bogan
  • POWER UP Amy Garelick
  • Pine Street Studios Garrett Lewis
  • Pure Artistry Productions Jaclyn Vames
  • Purple Lotus Andrew Huang
  • Rad•ish Productions Graham Barbour
  • Reel RVA Productions Paris Lape
  • The State Werx Michael Cunningham
  • The Sun Room Nathan Piskator
  • The Underdog Team Will Sidaros
  • The Wild Kids Club Spencer Gordon
  • Victor's Vixens James Lloyd
  • WTF Studio Matt Adams
  • Whatever Sticks Flavia Ruffner

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