Washington, District of Columbia May 17 - 19, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? May 17 - 19, 2019

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

Filmmakers from all over the Washington, DC 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 2020 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2020 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Apr 22
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, May 7
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, May 17
Register Your Team Now!

Kickoff Event

Fri, May 17, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, May 19, 2019
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.

  • 51st State Lisa Scott
  • Actors with Strings Mark McKinney
  • Buzzed Bunnies Bradley Cheng
  • Can We Change This Later? (productions) Rick Jermain
  • Conservatory Productions Emily Collins
  • Cup O'Meat Productions Eric Kritzler
  • Discordian Films Joe Dzikiewicz
  • District Empire Productions Ronell Rashid
  • Don't Tell Freddie Joseph Henry
  • Dragonberry WTF Productions Benjamin Morris
  • Dupont Circle Pictures Thomas Jennings
  • Emerson Roman Elle Emerson
  • Just Mezin Justin Mezetin
  • Kingdom Glory Works Kevin Wheeler
  • Laugh Index Theatre Nancy Safavi
  • Mental Props Lauren Unger
  • Naked Puppets Richard Atha-Nicholls
  • Parent Teacher Conference Callback Hotline Shaun Schroth
  • Pentimento Michelle Branigan
  • R Street Productions Peter Calafiura
  • Team WIFV Melissa Houghton
  • Tohubohu Productions William Coughlan
  • Unknown Penguin Patrick Flynn
  • Untouchable Films Adam Patterson
  • hOMies Twoday Sonal Mazumder

Films from Previous Years


DC is the birthplace of the 48HFP!

In May of 2001, Mark Ruppert (Creator/ Executive Producer), Liz Langston (Co-Founder/ Executive Producer) and Christina Ruppert (Director of Operations) were all part of the team The Big Ouch. It was one of 10 teams in the inaugural 48 Hour Film Project and the required prop was a severed body part.

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