Geneva, Switzerland 19 - 21 October 2018

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Geneva 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 Geneva 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: H.264 (preferred), any native Final Cut Pro Codec, any native Premiere Codec
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.m4v), MPEG 4 (.mp4)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3), Anamorphic
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1), Standard (4:3), Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976), 25 FPS, 24 FPS
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4), MPEG3 (.mp3)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 128 kbps, 192 kbps, 256 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
  • Maximum File Size: 4.0GB (preferred)

Required Elements

  • Character: Alex ou Agnès Falguière, Directeur-trice Général-e (Alex or Agnes Falguiere, Executive Director)
  • Prop: un panier (a basket)
  • Line: "Mon frère se marie." ("My brother is getting married.")

Premiere Screenings

Sun, 4 Nov 2018
Geneva International Film Festival

Participating Teams

  • Bikiny Brodas Gaspard Boesch
  • Cult of SyZyGy Olivier Burri
  • Générique Ingrat Julia Chraïti-Martin
  • Hallucination Collective Julien Girardin
  • La Confrérie du Congélo Mathis Plaut
  • La Rache Manon Davies
  • La Torche Mael Drezen
  • La famille Adams Constantin Herrmann
  • La fine équipe Matthieu Prêtre
  • Le quatuor de fessiers Michael Dibner
  • Les Diletantti Sébastien Deront
  • Les Percolators Jaime Barria
  • Les ratons lacustres Juliette Bertoldo
  • National Institute of Coordinated Experiments Farid Ben Amor
  • Nyarck-Nyack Henry Baettig
  • SlowHyperSpace Yoan Falquet
  • The Fluffy Ones Ferenc Csipke
  • Thirteen Stars Production Éléonore Bürki
  • Tomato Pictures Toma Knezovic
  • Too Much Pussy ! Alina Ionela
  • VHS Raphael Probst
  • Vegas Claudia Mélanjoie-dit-Savoie
  • Voltage Jean-Philippe Forti
  • YesWeCam Leonardo Capponi
  • sans filtre Adrien Decottignies

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