San Diego, California May 17 - 19, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? May 17 - 19, 2019

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

Filmmakers from all over the San Diego, CA 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, Apr 22
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, May 7
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, May 17
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Meet and Greet #3!

Tue, Apr 23, 2019 @ 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Gordon Biersch
5010 Mission Center Road

Kickoff is getting closer! Come mingle with fellow filmmakers at the location where you'll be dropping off your finished films on May 19th! (by 7:30 PM in order to be ON TIME!)

Join a team, find team members, or build a team of your own! This is the year for you to walk the purple carpet and see your very own film on the big screen!

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Kickoff Event

Fri, May 17, 2019 @ 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Liberty Station NTC Park
2412 Cushing Rd, San Diego 92106

It's time for the Kickoff!! Your whole team is welcome to join in the festivities as you receive your genres and elements for this year's 48 Hour Film Project!

There will be food trucks at NTC Park that evening so plan to come and enjoy dinner in the beautiful San Diego evening weather!

Teams MUST have a SIGNED Team Leader Agreement turned into us in order to participate in the kickoff that night. 

We hope to see your whole team there to join in the fun as we Kickoff your filmmaking weekend!

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Dropoff Event

Sun, May 19, 2019
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Gordon Biersch
5010 Mission Center Road, San Diego 92108

It all comes down to THIS! Your film needs to be in to us by the 7:30 deadline in order to be on-time! ALL films, on-time and late, are eligible for Audience Choice so even if you're not there by 7:30 BRING YOUR FILM ANYWAY!

We will be on the patio at Gordon Biersch Mission Valley. Come early and stay for the countdown! It's always an exciting time!

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Participating Teams

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

  • 180 Degree Films Shane Richardson
  • Armenica Pictures Grant Price
  • Bad Cat Films Stephen Mickelsen
  • Cimitoro Productions Ishmael Meza
  • Connectivity Film Brandon Hitson
  • Dumpster Fire Films Aiden Keltner
  • FESTIVAL CITY FILMS Sean Dejecacion
  • Form Over Function Keith Gresham
  • Guerrilla Aesthete Productions april taie
  • Highly Dope Media Anthony Maze
  • Jabronie Pictures X Almost Good Films Fernando Huerto
  • Juggling Bear Greg Stewart
  • Kilna Companies Anthony Kilna
  • Loco Muertos Robert Stewart
  • Missing Frame Productions Tania Lopez
  • Mitzi Mayer Productions Mitzi Mayer
  • Neet Gregory Dengler
  • Old Timers Laderius Bryan
  • Painted Flower Productions Meghan Courtney
  • Phenylketonuric Productions Raquel Falk
  • RAWMIX Productions Rommel Andaya
  • Reactant Films Michael Veritas
  • Resulting Impact Film Productions Brittany Pope
  • Slappy Salamanders Brandon Manderson
  • Snarky Films Christopher Colthurst
  • Spenceroo22 Valerie Segraves
  • Susana's Finest Taylor Owens
  • Tea and Bag Production Company Ryan Rivera
  • Team Grooveko Jonathan Hammond
  • Team Just In Time harold frazer
  • Team Seven DAVID ROUILLARD
  • Team Stage Right Antonio Salinas
  • The Syndicate Chris Malimban
  • This is Happening El Freemáno
  • Vivid Dreams Productions Michael Jones
  • g4i Productions Lindsay Dickson
  • state of flux Jake Segraves

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