Washington, District of Columbia May 4 - 6, 2018

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? May 4 - 6, 2018

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

Filmmakers from all over the Washington, DC 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 2019 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees

  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Apr 24
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, May 4
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Team Leader & Aspiring Team Leader Producer Session

Thu, Apr 26, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Arlington Independent Media
2701-C Wilson BLVD., Arlington VA 22201

The DC 48 Hour Film Project producers are holding a special meet up session for aspiring team leaders & team leaders. If you’re interested in starting your own team, or already have a team signed up in the 2018 competition, this session is for you. Producers James Lewis and Stephanie Cristancho are interested in meeting with you to see what positions and resources you still may need for the upcoming 48 Hour Film Project. If you are thinking about starting your own team, but are on the fence and need help forming one, come talk to us and we will do our best to assist you in finding actors and crew. This is a great opportunity for one on one time with the producers of the event to answer any questions you may have.

About the DC 48 Hour Film Project
Filmmakers from all over the Washington, DC 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 2019 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2019, Court Métrage. The 2018 DC 48 Hour Film Project Competition takes place the weekend of May 4th-6th. 

Registration for the DC 48 Hour Film Project 2018 is still open! Be sure to register your team today. Any team that signs up at this event will receive a $10 off promo code to late registration price of $188.

RegistrationLink: http://www.48hourfilm.com/dc

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Final DC 48 Hour Film Project Networking Event !

Sat, Apr 28, 2018 @ 4:00pm - 8:30pm
Arlington Independent Media
2701-C Wilson BLVD., Arlington VA 22201

Join us Saturday, April 28th for our final networking event before the DC 48 Hour Weekend. This event is a great opportunity to find team members, join a team, or just have fun. Feel free to join us anytime between 4:00pm – 6:30pm.

Reminder: Claim your spot in this year's project. Signing up is simple. Go to our site and click the "Register for Your Team Now!" link. 

Any team that registers at this event will receive a promo code thats worth $10 off the late registration price of $188. 

Register a Team Here: http://www.48hourfilm.com/dc

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Kickoff Event

Fri, May 4, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, May 6, 2018
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Fri, May 18, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Group B: Fri, May 18, 2018 @ 9:45pm
Group C: Sat, May 19, 2018 @ 5:00pm
Group D: Sat, May 19, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Group E: Sat, May 19, 2018 @ 9:45pm
AFI Silver Theater
8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Best Of Screening

Fri, Jun 22, 2018 @ 7:30pm
AFI Silver Theater
8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

The Best of DC 48 Hour Film Project 2018 & Award Ceremony. 

Participating Teams

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

  • //Machina Abel Birhanu
  • 1st Class Brian Booker
  • 48 hour Time Lords Christopher Winter
  • Actors with Strings Mark McKinney
  • Alternative Endings Tracy Mathews
  • Bitcoin Accepted Nicholas Lyell
  • Brooska Ahmed Jaf
  • Buzzed Bunnies Bradley Cheng
  • CHELSEA’S CLUMP Productions Chelsea Thaler
  • Cashflowvisual Kurt Castro
  • Cineronga Antonio Villaronga
  • Clairvoyance Shaquille Pariag
  • Conservatory Productions Nan Ficca
  • Crash of Rhinos Nan Ficca
  • Custom Ink Andrew Albosta
  • DMV productions Patrick Hale
  • Discordian Films Joe Dzikiewicz
  • Dupont Circle Pictures Thomas Jennings
  • Empty Elevator Brianna Lux
  • Fast, Cheap and Great Lee Gillenwater
  • Fuzzy Pancakes Productions Elizabeth Stuelke
  • Generational Words LLC: Eyes of your Heart Entertainment Kia Reed
  • Glass River Media Kirk Westwood
  • Jagged Edge Productions Tim Tilert
  • Kingdom Glory Works Kevin Wheeler
  • Let Me Translate Productions Alexander Johnson
  • Liberated Muse Arts Group Khadijah Ali-Coleman
  • Maximum Summer Deb Felsenthal
  • Mental Props Lauren Unger
  • Nimble Crewz John Healy
  • NotYTF Brendan Lyn
  • One Three Seven Films adielenah perez
  • Patriot Film Productions Nicholas Fabian
  • Poor Bastard Productions Coleman Lowndes
  • Proamateur Films Sayf Turkomani
  • Rice & Beans Production Ricardo Villalba
  • Riegelfilms Quentin Riegel
  • Shifty-BDI Imran Mujawar
  • Shrug Productions Erica Rowe
  • Snarly Beast Jose B Torres Medina
  • Something Lucky Mark Petruniak
  • Speed Sloth Kristen Hopkins
  • Team WIFV Melissa Houghton
  • Team Yay Movies! Timothy Allan
  • The Breakfast Club Sandwich Tammy Hineline
  • These men are pawns! Zachary Poli
  • Timeline Sam Hakes
  • Tohubohu Productions William Coughlan
  • United Self-Taught Animators of Greater Logan Circle T. Card
  • Unstopable (sic) Alex Rubenstein
  • Untouchable Films Adam Patterson
  • VRB Productions Vincent Brown
  • Virtual Team Michael Kelly

Films from Previous Years


DC is the birthplace of the 48HFP!

In May of 2001, Mark Ruppert (Creator/ Executive Producer), Liz Langston (Co-Founder/ Executive Producer) and Christina Ruppert (Director of Operations) were all part of the team The Big Ouch. It was one of 10 teams in the inaugural 48 Hour Film Project and the required prop was a severed body part.

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