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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DC 48 Hour Film Project Screening Event & Team Build Mixer

Sun, Apr 22, 2018 @ 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Evening Star Cafe
2000 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22301

Join us Sunday April 22nd for a special DC 48 Hour screening and team build mixer event. We will be showing 10 outstanding short films from the 2017 DC 48 Hour Film competitions, including both city winners. This event is also be a mixer and will be a great opportunity to meet team leaders, find cast and crew, or join a team. There will be a Q & A with filmmakers after the screening, which will be a great opportunity to hear first hand about the 48 hour filmmaking experience. 

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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.

  • "These men are pawns!" Zachary Poli
  • //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
  • 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
  • Riegelfilms Quentin Riegel
  • 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
  • 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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