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Welcome to the 48HFP

Are you a director, actor, editor, shooter, or audio ninja just itching to practice your craft? Professionals, pre-professionals or hobbyists - this is what you have been waiting for.

The 48 Hour Film Project is an opportunity for filmmakers of all levels to practice your craft - to make a film in a weekend and have it screen before an audience at your local theater.

How It Works

It sounds simple:  Make a film in 48 hours - 2 days - one weekend.  Here’s the catch - you don’t know the genre of your film until right before the clock starts ticking!

First begin putting a team together and register for the 48HFP in your city.

Next after registering, you will receive a series of emails with information and tips for a successful event.  During the lead up to the Project, teams recruit their cast and crew, scout locations and pull their gear together - putting everything in place for the Project weekend.

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The Premiere Your Film on the Big Screen

The culmination of all your hard work is a screening of your film at a local theater.  All submitted films (both late and on-time) will be screened!

Filmmakers experience the thrill of seeing their creative work on the big screen in front of an audience.  An opportunity you don't want to miss!

Next Steps Ready to get started?

Here's what you need:

1. Assemble a few key people to be on your team. Friends, family, craigslist respondents!  And, we can help.   Your city's webpage will let you know about upcoming networking events.  Plus in the US we have an online database of potential teammates called  You get access to this as a team leader once you register

2. Think of a team name and register!

3. On the Register page, find your city and check the dates!  While you're there, be sure to join your city's Facebook page.

4. Click Register

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Films, Films & More Films

To date more than 50,000 films have been made for the 48 Hour Film Project.

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48HFP Locations

The 48 Hour Film Project has taken place in more than 150 cities throughout the world.

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Team Record

Mexico City set a record for the most number of teams ever with 200 teams in 2016.

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