San Diego, California August 19 - 21, 2016

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 19 - 21, 2016

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

Filmmakers from all over the San Diego, CA 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, Jul 25
  • Regular: $160 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 9
  • Late: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 19
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

Premiere Screenings

September 5 - 8, 2016
Reading Cinemas Grossmont Center 10

Meet and Greet #4

Thu, Jul 28, 2016 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Casa de Pico Grossmont Center
5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa 91942

The next meet and greet will be held on Thursday, July 28th from 7:00 to 9:00pm at Casa de Pico. This fun location is just across the parking lot from this year's screening location! Meet and greets are how the SD48HFP help brings together our local film community and are open to everyone. Join a team or start one of your own on July 28th

Open Acting Auditions

Sat, Jul 30, 2016 @ 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mad House Comedy Club Horton Plaza
502 Horton Plaza, San Diego 92101

Open Acting Auditions will take place on Saturday, July 30th from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Mad House Comedy Club Horton Plaza.

Actors must arrive by 11:30 in order to be guaranteed an audition. Please prepare a one-minute monologue to present to the Team Leaders.

Mad House will validate one hour of parking, or Horton Plaza will validate up to three hours of parking.

Audio Recording Workshop and 48HFP Tips and Tricks

Sat, Aug 6, 2016 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
Video Gear
8969 Kenamar Dr, San Diego 92121

48HFP Audio and Sound Location Recording Workshop with BONUS: 48HFP Tips and Tricks to be held on Saturday, August 6th from 10:00 AM - Noon at VIDEO GEAR! Thanks so much to Martin Banks and the team at Video Gear for being a partner again this year!

RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 19, 2016 @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm
NTC Park at Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego 92106

Please arrive by 5:00pm if you are representing your team at the Kickoff. You must be checked in prior to your screening group's genre drawing. Late arrivals will draw their genres after all on-time teams have finished drawing.

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 21, 2016 @ 5:00pm - 11:59pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
New Dropoff Location - On the Border Mira Mesa Market Center
10789 Westview Pkwy, San Diego 92126

You must be in line with your rendered film on a flash drive by 7:30pm to be considered on-time.

Participating Teams

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

  • [Empty Slot] Faruq Oyekan
  • 4th Hallway Andie Prabhu
  • Almost Good Films Mark Gadia
  • Aperture Active Drew Knippenberg
  • Bad Betsy David Brooks
  • Bad MF Stephen Mickelsen
  • benchwarmers jacob byrd
  • Blackstone Chad McClellan
  • Calm Before the Storm Productions Dylan Kent
  • City Band Productions Ramon Vasquez Jr.
  • Converging Perspectives Andrew Shepherd
  • East Meets West Wave Rayne
  • FESTIVAL CITY FILMS Sean Dejecacion
  • Fine City Productions Raj Milian
  • FourLazyGuys.com Cassidy Mitchell
  • Grudio Pictures Susan Davis
  • Guerrilla Aesthete Productions april taie
  • IntelleXual Entertainment David Dawson
  • INtellexual Entertainment: Part Deux David Dawson
  • Kanari Storm Christine Gatlin
  • Kilna Companies Anthony Kilna
  • Kiss My Iris Michelle LaRue
  • Metal Pixel Foundry Jonathan Medel
  • No Pants Productions Carol Morrow
  • North County Filmmakers Steven Schuneman
  • Pastel Circus Danni Michele
  • Rebel Kids Entertainment Justice Parman
  • Room 404 Dylan Quintal
  • Rowlbertos Media Robert Knauf
  • Scrambled Signal Productions Shane Richardson
  • Snarky Films Christopher Colthurst
  • state of flux Jake Segraves
  • Tea and Bag Production Co. Ryan Rivera
  • Team Groovy Tom Antl
  • The Bearded Bandits Caitlin Reed
  • The Joelsons Rebecca Joelson
  • This is Happening El Freemáno
  • XATA Productions Igor Bogatyrev
  • Yet Another Film Team Ken Hull

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