Nairobi, Kenya 27 - 29 November 2015

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Nairobi 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 Nairobi will be listed on this page after kickoff.
  • Media: You must submit your film according to the formats listed 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
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)

Required Elements

  • Character: Michael or Maryanne Mutuku, Guitarist
  • Prop: a padlock
  • Line: "Uliipata wapi?" ("Where did you get it?" -or- "Where'd you get it?")

Dropoff Event

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 @ 17:00 - 20:00
by 19:30 to be on-time
PAWA 254
Nairobi, Kenya

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: Ksh. 300
Group A: Wed, 9 Dec 2015
Century Cinemax - The Junction
Junction Stage, Ngong Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

Participating Teams

  • Entourage Michelle Kamunyo
  • 16 Shots Mara MacDonald
  • Frame By Frame Njeri Tunguru
  • Full Frame Joy Chelagat
  • HK9 Sahil Gada
  • Indievisuals Barbara Karuana
  • K-squared Paul Kiama
  • Kibanda Pictures Brian Munene
  • Maasai Mbili TV Johan B Lofquist
  • Mau Mau Alexander Ikawah
  • Mojo Nyakio Wambui
  • Notorious Shery Yohannan
  • Team Hamsini Irene Cherop
  • Team Kangethe steve muriungi
  • Victorious Secret Mbithi Masya
  • Yousuf - Photography Production (YPP) Muntazir Meghjee

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