Houston, Texas July 8 - 10, 2016

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 8 - 10, 2016

The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!

Filmmakers from all over the Houston, TX 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 2017 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2017, Court Métrage.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $140 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 13
  • Regular: $160 USD/team ends Tue, Jun 28
  • Late: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 8
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48HFP @ HFC First Thursdays.

Thu, Jun 2, 2016 @ 8:00pm
Cafe Brasil
2604 Dunlavy Street, Houston 77006

Join us for this FREE event to check out some great short films!! It's also your chance to learn more about the Houston 48HFP and the plans for this year!! Already down for participating? This is a great place to scope out potential team members!!

We'll be showing 2 our our audience faves from 2015:

  • The Rise and Evolution of The Great Romantic Legend of El Chazó by CON Artists Films
  • #Photobomb by by Rendered Pixel Productions

Members of both teams will be in attendance to answer any questions you have about their films. What's nice about this is one of the teams was a newbie last year and the other had a few years experience - so you'll get perspectives from both side!!

Don't miss this opportunity to meet other filmmakers and artists that you may want to work with the weekend of Houston's 48HFP, July 8 - 10 pm when you'll compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours!

If you have fun at this event, you'll want to come back again next month. The Houston Film Commission shares a great selection of short films on the First Thursday of each month - usually followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. This is a great resource if you want to learn more about the filmmaking experience or network with your artistic community!!

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 8, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 10, 2016
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Tue, Jul 19, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Tue, Jul 19, 2016 @ 9:30pm
Group C: Tue, Jul 26, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Group D: Tue, Jul 26, 2016 @ 9:30pm
Talento de Bilingue de Houston
333 S Jensen, Houston 77003 USA

Participating Teams

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

  • Fat Kids Back at it Again Christian Briones
  • Perfect Time To Panic Productions Gary "Steve" Kennedy
  • Team Alpha Flight Ruben Ybarra
  • The Artist Factory C J Brock
  • The Rat Pack Mark Docherty
  • Veritatem Paul Dufilho

Films from Previous Years

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