New Orleans, Louisiana July 20 - 22, 2018

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over New Orleans 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 New Orleans 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 (preferred), Avid DNxHD, DVCProHD, H.264
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred)
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced (preferred)
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac)
  • Maximum File Size: 9.0GB (preferred)

Apple ProRes 422 (not HQ) or DNxHD SQ codecs preferred. H.264 and DVCProHD codecs allowed. 

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Thu, Jun 28
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 10
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 20
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 20, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
WYES Studios
916 Navarre Ave., New Orleans 70124

The 12th annual New Orleans 48 Hour Film Project is on. Here's your chance to be a part of the hottest filmmaking competition of the summer!

$500.00 Cash Prize for this year's Best Film & Prizes to winners in over a dozen different categories!

Time is getting short - But there is still plenty of time to put a 48 Hour Film Project Team together! Regular Registration ends Tuesday July 10th at 12 midnight. Register before Tuesday July 10th save $ 20.00 in the Registration Fees.

Registered teams have access to over 40 actor auditions via a private video link! They include SAG Actors and Aspiring Actors. Find a crew and register your team today!

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Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 22, 2018
by 7:30pm to be on-time
WYES Studios
916 Navarre Ave., New Orleans 70124
RSVP via facebook

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Fri, Jul 27, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Fri, Jul 27, 2018 @ 9:00pm
Group C: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Group D: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 @ 9:00pm
Solomon Victory Theatre at the National WWII Museum
945 Magazine Street, New Orleans 70130

Best Of Screening

Sat, Aug 11, 2018 @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Center
1225 N. Rampart St. New Orleans 70112

This year's Awards Ceremony and Best Of Screening will take place at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Center, right in the heart of the city! Come join us as we show the judges' selected Best Of Reel and see who wins this year's awards including the coveted Best Film of 2018! 

Screening Groups

Group A Friday, July 27, 2018 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • B Nice Productions Samantha Beaulieu
  • Cine-Freaks Laura Duval
  • Cut Dat Out Productions Dennis Millet
  • Keeping It Reel Evette Randolph
  • Le Roche Productions Johnny Rock
  • Mistletoe St. Luke Harris
  • Rogue Martians Lamar Edwards
  • Scratch Ticket Donald Waterman
  • Swamp Fox Productions Marion Hill
  • T.I.P. Productions/B.L.O.W. TV Leroy Johnson
  • The COOL Cooperative John Swider
  • The Dummies Margaret Bowen

Group B Friday, July 27, 2018 @ 9:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Backyard Shed Films Sean Gerowin
  • Cinematic Equity Tony Beard
  • Fence Post Productions Robert Bennett
  • Gas Money Productions JOSEPH WELCH
  • LaReau Productions Fernanda Martinez
  • NOLAspire Productions Sheridan Philipp
  • Parish Films Chris Emig
  • Psycho Kiddos Piper Fullington
  • Sketchy Characters Armando Leduc
  • Swamp Critter Films Sadie Wiese
  • We Be She Robert Lobdell
  • You're Doing It Wrong Production Chris Sziber

Group C Saturday, July 28, 2018 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 1.n.e. Productions Nickolaos Papalaskaris
  • All In Productions Justin Burkhamer
  • Bag-a-Ho'z Brittanie VanDyke
  • Extended Film Project Kory Holmes
  • Fagan Films William Fagan
  • Jenn and the Holograms Jenn Foreman
  • Le Krewe Productions Garrett Shearman
  • Mix Match Productions Brandon Maher
  • Open Lens Studio henri lespinasse
  • Out of Focus Jonathan Breaux
  • PMP Productions Jake Jones
  • StreetCar Films MaryClare Serio
  • The Privateers - Krewe d'Cinéma Read W. Ridley

Group D Saturday, July 28, 2018 @ 9:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • A Girl and her Goldfish Productions Rachel Searcey
  • Cuss & Spit Pictures Trey Lane
  • Envie Michael Bienvenu
  • Fully Dressed Films Fernando Fernandez
  • GumboMonster Michael Garrett
  • Half Glass Productions Matthew Judd
  • HeadHunter Productions Hunter McGregor
  • ODD FUSION bryan james anthony
  • Sulliscope Films Scott Sullivan
  • Take Two Jeanine McLeod
  • Wait...What? Kimberly Coburn
  • Warren World Productions Warren Mitchell

Screening Group To Be Determined

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Feline films Katherine Isheim
  • Grad Films Wes Webre
  • Invisible Boyfriend Annie Gaia

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