San Diego, California August 27 - 29, 2021

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 27 - 29, 2021

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 2022 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 Short Film Corner.

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Aug 2
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 17
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 27
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SD48HFP at San Diego Filmmakers

Tue, Aug 10, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Elijah's Restaurant and Delicatessen
7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd

Covid-19 has caused a major disruption to the film industry and to life in general. Now as more people have been vaccinated and herd immunity is approached, things are starting to get back to "normal." This includes San Diego Filmmakers.

The San Diego Filmmakers will be having their first post-Covid meeting on August 10th and has invited the SD48HFP to speak about getting back to filmmaking. SD Filmmakers got its start back in 2005 as a result of the 48 Hour Film Project so their SD48HFP roots run deep. Several participants from that year's contest wanted to keep the community collaboration going - and so the SD Filmmakers group was born.

There will also be a SAG representative talking about how Covid has affected acting and what the future looks like.

The San Diego Filmmakers' meetings are informative events and great networking opportunities!

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 27, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 29, 2021
by 7:30pm to be on-time

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.

  • 180 Degree Films Shane Richardson
  • Amalgamated Grommets Marianne Bates
  • Cane Toad Productions David Newman
  • CaptiVader Productions Mike Novak
  • Cimitoro Productions Ishmael Meza
  • Connectivity Film Joyce DeJesus
  • Cup o’ Jones Michael Jones
  • DREAM CHASERS Clark Monroe
  • FESTIVAL CITY FILMS Sean Dejecacion
  • Film Logic Studios Zachary Colton
  • General Youth Productions Zane Stewart
  • Guerrilla Aesthete Productions april taie
  • Helenious Megacy Helen Ghio
  • Henry Sheila O'Neill
  • Jake Byrd Productions jake byrd
  • Kaleidoscope Creative Paul Giret
  • Kanari Storm Christine Gatlin
  • Let's Get Rolling Brandon Manderson
  • LimLively Jason Lim
  • Metal Pixel Foundry Jonathan Medel
  • Naked light productions David MacArthur
  • Night Vision Productions George Dawe
  • ON THE COME UP Ivory Sinclair
  • Quixana Victor Ciccarelli
  • RAWMIX Productions Rommel Andaya
  • Reactant Films Michael Veritas
  • Snarky Films Christopher Colthurst
  • Tea and Bag Production Company Ryan Rivera
  • Team ASL Megan Clancy
  • Team Stage Right Antonio Salinas
  • The 2880 Minute Movie Makers Alexander Petit
  • What In The World Events Angelica Corral
  • Zkoty Films Chris Carr
  • state of flux Jake Segraves

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