Richmond, Virginia October 19 - 21, 2018


It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Richmond 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 Richmond 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: Apple ProRES , H.264, MPEG-4, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), MPEG-2
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov) (preferred), AVI (.avi), MPEG 4 (.m4v), MPEG 4 (.mp4), MPEG2 (.m2v)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Standard (4:3), Widescreen (16:9), Anamorphic
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Square (1:1), Standard (4:3)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97), 24 FPS, 30 FPS
  • Interlacing: Interlaced, Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: WAV (.wav) (preferred), AAC (.aac), MPEG4 (.mp4), MPEG3 (.mp3)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 128 kbps (preferred), 192 kbps, 256 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 48 kHz (preferred), 44.1 kHz
  • Maximum File Size: 4.0GB (preferred), 1.0GB, 2.0GB, 3.0GB

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $150 USD/team ends Mon, Sep 24
  • Regular: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 19

Repeat Offender? Participants that registered a team for the regular 48HFP during the previous 12 months will receive a $25 USD discount. Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 19, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hof
2818 W. Broad St., Richmond 23230

The start of horror filmmaking weekend!

Each participating team must have a representative at the official Kickoff Event of the 48 Hour HORROR Film Project.

At the event, each group must submit a complete Team Leader's Agreement, signed by its team leader. A team may not participate without submitting this agreement.

Each group will choose the sub-genre of its film in a random drawing. Each group will also be assigned required elements that must appear in its film (character, prop, line of dialogue).

Because this venue serves alcohol, you may be asked to show identification. Please be prepared to do so, especially teams with minors.

RSVP via facebook

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 21, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 10:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Bridge Studio
1613 W. Main St.

The participating group/team must complete its film/video work in time to deliver on Sunday, October 21 by 7:30pm.

Only works that meet the deadline will be officially part of the competition. although all films received on Sunday before staff leaves the Dropoff venue (on-time and late) will be screened.
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Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.00 USD
Group A: Sun, Oct 28, 2018 @ 3:00pm
Group B: Sun, Oct 28, 2018 @ 5:30pm
Grace Street Theater
934 West Grace Street

Do you like to be scared? Do you love Hitchcock? Bring on the fake blood and the rumbling undercurrent sound effect and get ready for a weekend you won't forget.


Filmmakers from all over the Richmond, VA area will compete to see who can make the best short horror film in only 48 hours. All films that are turned in will screen at Premieres and the audience will have a chance to vote for their favorite in each screening group.

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $10.00 USD PURCHASE
Sun, Nov 4, 2018 @ 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Grace Street Theater
934 West Grace Street

Do you like to be scared? Do you love Hitchcock? Bring on the fake blood and the rumbling undercurrent sound effect and get ready for a weekend you won't forget.

Filmmakers from all over the Richmond, VA area will compete to see who can make the best short horror film in only 48 hours. The best films will screen on this day and a winner, runner-up and several other awards will be presented immediately following.

The winning film will screen at Filmapalooza 2019.

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Screening Groups

Group A Sunday, October 28, 2018 @ 3:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Atlantic East Motion Picture Co Tracey Frame
  • Goodnight Gracie... Forever.... Jerry Morgan
  • Lesser Lights Nick Blackburn
  • Patriot Productions Trevor Pzyuski
  • Rogue Chimera Films, LLC Lowrie Fawley
  • SEMI WRONG Chris Austin
  • Sparkycon Pictures Sam Conner
  • This is a Film About Something Productions Sam Housman
  • Zolly Ops Michael Ivey

Group B Sunday, October 28, 2018 @ 5:30pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • DarkCloud Pictures Haden VonCanon
  • Don't Forget Your Bike Will Barker
  • Face For Radio Cameron Robinson
  • Rebel Film Group Joseph McGowan
  • Red Hills Productions Sylvanna Bocook
  • Strangers With Cameras Samuel Van Fossen
  • TBDA Sean Bullock
  • Team Flash Frame Ryan Farriss
  • The Voleenteers Max Curry

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