Richmond, Virginia July 14 - 16, 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 14 - 16, 2017

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

Filmmakers from all over the Richmond, VA 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 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Court Métrage.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 19
  • Regular: $178 USD/team ends Wed, Jul 5
  • Late: $198 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 14
Register Your Team Now!

Happy Hour

Wed, Jun 14, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Veil Brewing Co.
1301 Roseneath Road

This RVA 48HFP Happy Hour is an opportunity for film teams to mix and mingle, and for those not yet attached to a team to find one to join!


Have questions? Not yet registered? Lisa Giles, your Richmond Producer, will be on hand to answer any questions and help get you registered on site.

And what would a happy hour be without beer and food? The Veil is a craft brewery in Scott's Addition that focuses on hop forward beers, high gravity and barrel aging, lagers, wild ales, and spontaneous fermentation. Six ounce pours will be available for $5 + tax and 12 ounce pours at $7 + tax.

AND there will be a food truck on site! 

We look forward to seeing you!
RSVP via facebook

Happy Hour 2

Tue, Jun 27, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ardent Craft Ales
3200 W. Leigh St.

This RVA 48HFP Happy Hour is an opportunity for film teams to mix and mingle, and for those not yet attached to a team to find one to join!

Have questions? Not yet registered? Lisa Giles, your Richmond Producer, will be on hand to answer any questions and help get you registered on site.

And what would a happy hour be without beer and food? Ardent Craft Ales is a brewery, taproom, and beer garden in Scott's Addition. It began as a co-op in a Richmond garage and as a production brewery, the mission remains to produce and celebrate exceptional and ambitious beers with the ever-growing craft beer community.

AND there will be a food truck on site! 

We look forward to seeing you!

RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 14, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 16, 2017
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Sat, Jul 22, 2017 @ 11:00am - 6:30pm
Grace Street Theater
934 West Grace Street

Best Of Screening

Sun, Jul 30, 2017 @ 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Grace Street Theater
934 West Grace Street

Participating Teams

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

  • Atlantic East Motion Picture Co Tracey Frame

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