Washington, District of Columbia June 23 - 25, 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? June 23 - 25, 2017

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 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Court Métrage.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Tue, May 30
  • Regular: $178 USD/team ends Tue, Jun 13
  • Late: $198 USD/team ends Fri, Jun 23
Register Your Team Now!

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jun 23, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jun 25, 2017
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Thu, Jul 13, 2017
Group B: Thu, Jul 13, 2017
Group C: Fri, Jul 14, 2017
Group D: Fri, Jul 14, 2017
Group E: Sat, Jul 15, 2017
Group F: Sat, Jul 15, 2017
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Participating Teams

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

  • A Better Tomorrow Productions Vincent Brown
  • Actors with Strings Mark McKinney
  • Cinema Murcielago Richard Benjumea
  • Discordian Films Joe Dzikiewicz
  • Dupont Circle Pictures Thomas Jennings
  • Plan R Films Ian D'Amelia
  • Shrug Productions Erica Rowe
  • Two Proof Films Mike Watkins
  • Untouchable Films Adam Patterson
  • We Have This! Sarah Olscamp
  • WIFV Melissa Houghton

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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