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 Mon, Jun 13
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jun 28
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 8
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Happy Hour Networking Mixer

Thu, Jun 16, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Camel
1621 West Broad Street, Richmond 23220
Come mix and mingle with creatives planning to participate in the Richmond 48 Hour Film Project! Need to recruit members or find a team to participate with? This is one of the best ways to find them! Or just ask questions. Or just hang out with creatives. This event is for everyone interested in the RVA 48HFP in every capacity from fan to cinephile to team leader. It's especially for all of you writers, DPs, editors, crew, hair/makeup, wardrobe or actors out there wanting to be part of the 48 but don't have a team. Don't miss this chance to mix and mingle with us!
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Actor's Bootcamp

Sat, Jun 18, 2022 @ 9:00am - 7:15pm
Jepson Alumni Center
442 Westhampton Way Richmond VA 23173
We are excited to partner with Wheelhouse Productions to bring you this program just for the actors... whether you participate in the 48HFP or not. Invest in your craft! Join us for an all-day, in-depth and intensive actor's workshop featuring:
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Emotional Mapping (3 hrs.) 
Using Alba Emoting & Emotional Recall, actors will join each other in a safe place to strengthen their connection with their own emotional buttons. Learn the difference between working from the inside out vs. outside in, and learn what technique works best for you with each specific emotion. Be prepared to get all up in your feelings in this super intense session that is more about openness than skill. Do not be late! Door closes and class begins promptly. No one can watch. Everyone must participate. This class is limited to 15 people, so register early to make the cut!
12:30 - 2 p.m. Authentic Casting (1.5 hrs.)
Gone are the days of actors putting aside their own wishes for their careers to adhere to stereotypical casting types. Learn the three parts of Authentic Casting to show up in a way that benefits casting and keeps actors grounded in the roles they truly want to play. Learn what characteristics you naturally walk in the room with and which ones you are missing to play your dream types. 
2:15 - 4:15 p.m. Social Media Marketing (2 hrs.)
Be in charge of the first impression you aren’t in the room for. Use marketing tips and tricks to show up online as the talented professional you are. Designed to give the actor practical tools to confidently audition and maintain control over their online presence in an organic and consistent way.
4:45 - 7:15 p.m. Script Analysis & Memorization Technique (2.5 hrs.)
Script Analysis & Memorization is the #1 skill for an actor. Learn a system for breaking down a script that will allow you to free yourself from the how of creating a character and live in the doing. Walk away with a Four-step Process for script analysis and added tricks and tips for digging deeper into character work when needed. Students will receive a script to practice the technique as we learn. Class ends with a performance of workshopped scripts.  
9 a.m. - 7:15 p.m. All Four Sessions (10.25 hrs.)
Register for one, two, three or all four sessions. Early Registration: May 3-17. Regular Registration: May 18-June 8. Late Registration: June 9-18. Lunch and dinner is provided for those registering for all four sessions. No outside food permitted.

Sharpen your skills as a performer and learn how to navigate the industry like a pro! We hope you can join us!

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Thu, Jun 30, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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!

Registration information to be released as we approach our event.

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 8, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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.

  • Atlantic East Motion Picture Co Tracey Frame
  • Dadgum Productions Noah Slate
  • Face For Radio - Richmond Independent Video Philip Green
  • Grape Soda Shortz Leanne Burke
  • Juri-Ash Productions Julius Green
  • Long Story Short Productions Brandon Daniel-Bogan
  • POWER UP Amy Garelick
  • Pure Artistry Productions Jaclyn Vames

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