Savannah, Georgia July 21 - 23, 2017

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Savannah 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 Savannah 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: MPEG-4 (preferred)
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), SD

Required Elements

  • Character: Luke or Lana Beardsley, door to door salesperson
  • Prop: a measuring cup
  • Line: "Who died and made you king?"

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 23, 2017 @ 4:00pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
McDonough's Lounge
21 East McDonough Street, Savannah 31401

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $12.00 USD
Group A: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Group A: Sat, Aug 5, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Group B: Fri, Aug 4, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Group B: Sun, Aug 6, 2017 @ 3:00pm
Savannah Children's Theater black box
2160 E Victory Dr, Savannah 31404

Come out and join in the fun of the 2017 Savannah 48 hour film project! Support filmmakers and vote for your favorite films. See what kind of amazing projects can be made in just 48 hours!

Tickets: $14 Adult and military $12 (purchase them at Door CASH Only) 

Screening Groups

Group A Thursday, August 3, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, August 5, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 1/2 Productions Kody Cunningham
  • A.C.T. Out Allen Edwards
  • Autumn Sky Productions Jeff Walker
  • Dynamic Productions Charles Sutton
  • Hillbilly Films Tom Nelson
  • Irish Wolves Jalyn Lageman
  • Mohawk Street Studios Jason Chapman
  • Odd Lot Justin Kent
  • Savannah Tech 2 John Grace
  • The A Team Kristy Berry
  • The Minute Manatees Scott McKinney
  • Wizard and Bard Matthew Dixon

Group B Friday, August 4, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, August 6, 2017 @ 3:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 21 Nuke Salute Jerry Bogus
  • Argyle Forest Films Adam Madrid
  • Dapper Dog Films Tony Marchetti-Knarr
  • Dorky Puppy Productions Jarod Valvo
  • Front of House Films Brynna Robinson
  • Lemonade Shark Rob Lewis
  • Mojave4 Films Drew Hunt
  • Savannah Tech 1 Jaimie Randall
  • Sleep Deprived ENT. Myron West
  • Smorgasbord Jordan Stoner
  • Team Lavery David Lavery
  • The Filming Sisterhood Phelan McDevitt
  • The Moment After Productions Aaron Paderewski

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