San Francisco, California August 16 - 18, 2019

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over San Francisco and turning it into movie-making madness for 48 hours! Teams of filmmakers have a single weekend - this one - to write, shoot and edit their short films! All completed entries will be unveiled on the big screen, at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for San Francisco will be listed on this page after kickoff.
  • Media: You must submit your film according to the formats listed lower on this page.
  • Documents: You must submit releases for all team members, all music, all locations, and any other copyrighted material, as well as a team leader's agreement, a roster, and a certification statement. These forms can be downloaded from on our Production Documents page.
  • Rules: You should make sure that your film complies with our Filmmaking Rules and Competition Rules. If you have questions about the rules, the best place to go is our Frequently Asked Questions.
  • 48HFP Hotline: If you have a question during the filmmaking weekend, call the 48HFP Hotline. The number is on the Kickoff Info Sheet that your team representative was given at the kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film must be dropped off at the location listed on this page.

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

Required Media

  • Video Codec: Apple ProRES , H.264
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080), HD 720 (1280x720), SD

Films will be screened 1080p; 16:9 aspect ratio;  24fps

If shooting in 4K, please make sure your export resolution is 1920 x1080.

Required Elements

  • Character: Luke or Linda Turlington, Voice Over Artist
  • Prop: A golf ball
  • Line: ""She's not in charge anymore." OR "She is not in charge anymore.""

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 18, 2019 @ 4:00pm - 7:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
3595 California St. San Francisco 94118

All films/paperwork must be submitted in-person to SF city producer GenevaMay Colcol by 7:30 pm to be eligible for judge's awards. 

All films, on-time or late, will be eligible for the audience award.


Starbucks (Presidio Heights/Laurel Heights)

3595 California St

San Francisco, CA 94118

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Mon, Aug 26, 2019 @ 7:00pm @ Roxie Theater
Group B: Mon, Aug 26, 2019 @ 9:00pm
Group C: Tue, Aug 27, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street, San Francisco

Awards Ceremony

Fri, Sep 6, 2019 @ 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Piano Fight
144 Taylor Street, San Francisco 94102

Screening Groups

Group A Monday, August 26, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Aqlex Productions Alex Zajicek
  • Barewitness Films Matthew Gardner
  • Cranberry Juice Productions Jack Virnich
  • Crazy Kids Chelbert Dai
  • Ground Floor Productions chris bollini
  • Joy Trouble David Malloure
  • Lucky Luke Productions Luke Harris
  • Myanmar Andrew Denta
  • Naptime Eric Roller
  • PicBoy Adrian Serrato
  • RadioActive Studios Mark Garoutte
  • Savianno Productions Ryan Scibetta
  • Sweet Bark Ike Cantrell
  • The Thirty-Three Gene Ang

Group B Monday, August 26, 2019 @ 9:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • All-In Productions Vernon Marcaida
  • Asgardian Erik Braa
  • Cactus with a Haircut Christopher Francis
  • Cinamite Paul Aspuria
  • El Hefe's Crew Rides Again Patrick Sullivan
  • Jankhaus Colin Russell
  • Kababayan David Chan
  • Loose Leaf Productions Jamil Moledina
  • Matte Productions Theo Boccara
  • One Shoe Films Jess Thomas
  • Sagified WARREN SHEETS
  • Soft Hold Productions baily hopkins
  • TDOi Anh Le
  • Them Over There Sean Jordan

Group C Tuesday, August 27, 2019 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 3SIPS MARIIA morfeeva
  • Below Zero Addae Hill
  • C3 Production Company Amar Chokshi
  • Flatwoods SuperQuick Jos Egel
  • Fueled By Boba Matthew Ignao
  • Hatchlings clarince mecenario
  • Hedgehog Films Alexander Minas
  • Kissed by Muse Rajiv Rao
  • Let the Bright One In Wyatt Irmen
  • North Bay Dream Team Buddy Matthews
  • Pride Commons Jessica Perla
  • Red Room Vince Lopez
  • The Forum Julius Rea
  • Tiny Rabbit Productions Kealani Kitaura

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