Washington, District of Columbia September 25 - 27, 2015

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? September 25 - 27, 2015

The challenge? To make a political thriller and/or comedy in only 48 hours!

Washington is hot based on television's obsession with DC shows, so why not include our local filmmakers in the action? From the daily intrigue of government to the ridiculous, often comical, behavior on Capitol Hill, our special DC 48 Hour Film competition asks you to put Washington in the spotlight.


What's so special about the 48 Hour Film Politics & Comedy Project?

  • This competition is open to only 30 teams.
  • At kickoff, you will receive two genres to choose from - one a political genre like Campaign Trail and the other a comedy genre like Slapstick.
  • Each film must include a Washington, DC area landmark.


Genres Elements FAQs


Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $150 USD/team ends Tue, Sep 1
  • Regular: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Sep 25

Repeat Offender? Participants that registered a team for the regular 48HFP during the previous 12 months will receive a $25 USD discount. Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

48HFP Meet & Greet

Tue, Sep 1, 2015 @ 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Petworth Citizen Reading Room (in the back)
829 Upshur Street Northwest, Washington 20011

Come out to mix and mingle with filmmakers interested in doing the 48 Hour Film POLITICS & COMEDY Project! Connect up with teams, fill spots, have fun.

If you are looking to join a team be sure to attend this event. Additionally, post your info to team leaders here:

http://www.48hourfilm.com/join/?city=dc

Kickoff Event

Fri, Sep 25, 2015 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Sep 27, 2015
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Participating Teams

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

  • A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. patrick hale
  • Actors with Strings Mark McKinney
  • Ak-Shun Pictures Justin Lenart
  • Aura Media Productions James Lewis
  • Bubble-Wrapped Fish Productions Sam Lin
  • Burnt Toast Productions Tim Vickey
  • Capital Offense Austin Heller
  • Crash of Rhinos Nan Ficca
  • Discordian Films Joe Dzikiewicz
  • Mente Colectiva Carlos Parada
  • PeaceTime Media Roy Utley
  • The Famous Makers Bradley Struss

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