The 48 Hour Film Project

The Washington DC 48 Hour Film Project

Washington DC Filmmakers Take to the Streets

This weekend 1300 filmmakers from Washington DC are making films in the 48 Hour Film Project! All of completed films will screen on the dates below.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Washington DC will be listed to the right.
  • Media: You must submit your film on one of the media listed to the right.
  • 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/FAQs: 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 faqs.
  • 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: The location to drop off your film is listed below.
  • Coda: Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Washington DC 48HFP Events


Date  Sunday, May 3
Time  6-9pm (by 7:30pm to be on time!)
Place  Ultrabar, 911 F Street, NW
Notes  METRO
Chinatown/Gallery place
9th & G Street Metro exit

-- Street parking is available.
-- Parking Garages: There are 2 garages nearby. One on 10th, above F Street and one on 9th, above F Street. Parking rates apply.

Premiere Screenings

Date  May 7 - 9
Time  7:30pm and 9:45pm nightly
Place  AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tickets  $12
Notes  Tickets go on sale Monday, May 4th!

Screening Schedule:
Group A: Thurs., May 7 at 7:30pm
~ invite friends to Group A on Facebook
Group B: Thurs., May 7 at 9:45pm
~ invite friends to Group B on Facebook
Group C: Fri., May 8 at 7:30pm
~ invite friends to Group C on Facebook
Group D: Fri., May 8 at 9:45
~ invite friends to Group D on Facebook
Group E: Sat., May 9 at 7:30pm
~ invite friends to Group E on Facebook
Group F: Sat., May 9 at 9:45pm
~ invite friends to Group F on Facebook

Best Of Screening

Date  Friday, May 29
Time  7:00pm and 9:30pm
Place  AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910

Washington DC 48HFP Links


Photo by Andy Dunaway.

Required Elements

Character  Brent or Bridget Davenport, Runner-Up
Prop  a photo of a relative
Line  "Let me see what I can do."

Required Media

For the Washington DC 48HFP, your film must be submitted as a self-contained file/video using the following guidelines:

  • (preferred) a self-contained Quicktime file
    - codecs for HD: Apple Pro-Res, Apple Intermediate Codec, H.264 with a data rate of at least 5Mbps, Avid DNxHD, HDV, DVCProHD, or Photo JPEG-A
    - codecs for SD: DV-NTSC, Apple Pro-Res, H.264 with a data rate of at least 5Mbps, or Photo JPEG-A
    - file extension: mov, mp4, or m4v
    - submission formats: DVD-R or a USB flash drive
  • video DVD

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Screening Groups

Group A
Screening on Thursday, May 7 @ 7:30pm

3 Stars Films, Scott Brown
A+ Untouchable Films, Adam Patterson
Chilean Horse Productions, Daniel Thoennessen
Cue 93 Studios & City Different Media, Russell Max Simon
Day One, Joe Moccia
Eustress Entertainment/AC Films, Eulonda Lea
Fly By Night Films, Bobby Koeth III
Go&Die Productions, Diego Condes Condes Ciborro
Koko Sad Pictures, Nicole Barrett
Mirandum Pictures, Michael Powell
Planet M Pictures, Justin McLaughlin
RedSpace Studios, Joshua Emerson
Tangent Filmworks, Brian France
Ticket to Bollywood, Manish Alimchandani

Group B
Screening on Thursday, May 7 @ 9:45pm

A.C.R.O.N.Y.M., patrick hale
Bayside Film Collective, marlena wright
Dupont Circle Pictures, Thomas Jennings
Famous Makers, Bradley Struss
Hurst St Productions, Alex Bozworth
Jenise Davis, Jenise Davis
Pajamanaut, Sammy Yoon
Red Bathroom Productions, Andy Weishaar
The Other Guys, justin lloyd
True True Films, Brendan Bagley
Tunnel Rat Productions, Igor Scherbakov
Unknown Penguin, Patrick Flynn
WHITE Films, Timothy Hurt
yin&yang, Tyrone Hadnott

Group C
Screening on Friday, May 8 @ 7:30pm

ActinDude Productions, Brian Reynolds
Actors with Strings, Mark McKinney
Advaitha Media, Vamsi Avala
Aircrew Studios, Dave Watnee
Bubble-Wrapped Fish Productions, Sam Lin
CrowStudios, William Ross
DC Dogs, Jonathan Zuck
Mensch Filmt, Gott Lenkt, Arhan Gunel
Montserrat upon the Mountain, montserrat gorina-ysern
PeaceTime Media, Roy Utley
Shrug Productions, Erica Rowe
Suburban video, Chris Lucarelli
The Side Project, Keri Rasmussen
WIFV, Melissa Houghton
WITfilms, Colin Murchie

Group D
Screening on Friday, May 8 @ 9:45pm

Awkward Trio Productions, Becky Mezzanotte
Burnt Toast Productions, Tim Vickey
Canary Urban, Stevenson Opoku
Capital Offense, Austin Heller
Cinema Murcielago, Richard Benjumea
Discordian Films, Joe Dzikiewicz
Graphic Vision Films, Cliff Smircina
House of Discards, Nicholas Hanson
Hyperspectral Productions, Jessica Lascelles
OZ Productions, Zhibo Lai
SCIO Films, Charles Ovando
Sistine Robot, Jeffrey Huber
Squad, Niloufar Hormozdi
The Big Honkin', Austin Bragg
Tohubohu Productions, William Coughlan

Group E
Screening on Saturday, May 9 @ 7:30pm

Aura Media Productions, James Lewis
Cheekybats, Katy Hannah
Citra/CVA Productions, Ishu Krishna
Crash of Rhinos, Nan Ficca
Cup O'Meat Productions, Eric Kritzler
Frozen Penguin Productions, Kevin Finkelstein
Just Mezin, Justin Mezetin
Laugh Index Theatre, Nancy Safavi
mapleway, Curran Edmund
Plan R Films, Ian D'Amelia
Shenanigans Productions & Movies, Tiffany Rogers
Sweep the leg, Johnny!, Mike Charbonneau
Take 2, Said Rojas
The New Filmographers, Robert McKay
The Worthy Brothers, Victor Nolasco

Group F
Screening on Saturday, May 9 @ 9:45pm

Ataxia Team, Marie Frances
Banana Reel Entertainment, Daniel Gonzales
Christina Herrick Productions, CHRISTINA HERRICK
Crowded Elevator Pictures, Tony Lazzeroni
DC Stunt Coalition, Dylan Hintz
Hill East Productions, Douglas Jackson
HQMC Combat Camera, Tammy Hineline
Mente Colectiva, Carlos Parada
R Street Productions, Peter Calafiura
Renewal, CHRISTOPHER Sidur
The Quest, Bobak Shafiei
Tryka Film Coalition, David Stern
Two Proof Films, Mike Watkins
We Have This!, Sarah Olscamp
Zonkey Pictures, Eric Wild