San Francisco, California August 18 - 20, 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 18 - 20, 2017

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

Filmmakers from all over the San Francisco, 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 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees

  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 8
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 18
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Network In The Park

Sat, Jul 29, 2017 @ 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Peacock Meadows
240 John F Kennedy Dr, San Francisco 94117

Come enjoy the summer in San Francisco and network with fellow filmmakers and creatives!

All ages welcome!

This will be the final mixer to meet potential team members, find actors for your film and ask questions about the project, etc.

Bring your own picnic and come mingle!!

Frisbees are welcome!


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Panel Event

Wed, Aug 9, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bay Area Video Coalition
2727 Mariposa St #200, San Francisco 94110


Calling all 48Hour Filmmakers! Join us at BAVC for a panel discussion about best tips and practices for your upcoming filming weekend.


Topics will include:


  • Writing workflow
  • Lighting
  • Cinematography tips
  • Shooting with a timeline
  • Teamwork
  • Quick & easy steps to making sure your audio is consistent.
  • How to prepare for easy audio restoration when ADR is not an option
  • Ensuring objectivity during the edit
  • Editing processes
  • Exporting: Bit Rates, Presets, etc.


Space is limited to 40 people. Consider sending one person from each team.


Please plan on arriving at 5:30 to grab a seat. We will start promptly at 6:00



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Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 18, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bay Area Video Coalition
2727 Mariposa St #200, San Francisco 94110

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 20, 2017 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 6:30pm
Group B: Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 9:00pm
Group C: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 @ 6:30pm
Group D: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 @ 9:00pm
Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street, San Francisco

Awards Ceremony

Sat, Sep 2, 2017 @ 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Piano Fight
144 Taylor Street, San Francisco 94102
Reception begins at 8:30. Awards ceremony begins promptly at 9:30 and ends at 11:00.



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Participating Teams

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

  • Blatant Violation Films Tony Litwak
  • Broken Tow James Pinedo
  • Burnt Repertoire Erik Braa
  • CCD Studios Chelsea Smith
  • Dragon Farm Productions Norman Luce
  • Empty Gestures Rebecca Reilly
  • HBIC Films Kirsten Spalding
  • Hedgehog Films Alexander Minas
  • Heem Team Joey Pitzo
  • Let The Bright One In Javier Fernandez
  • Madras Mantle Hemanth Srinivasan
  • My Room Productions Grace Frome
  • RAWMIX Productions Rommel Andaya
  • RadioActive Studios Mark Garoutte
  • Savianno Productions Ryan Scibetta
  • Strangebird Films William Brainard
  • Sweatflix Evan Tsao
  • The Justice League Kevin Miller
  • Tiny Rabbit Kealani Kitaura
  • Under Development Melody Cannon
  • What If Juvenal Cisneros
  • WildTry Douglas Palmer
  • Wineglass Scott Lohr

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