Durban, South Africa 27 - 29 November 2020

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Durban 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 at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Durban 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 our Production Documents page:
  • Team Leader Agreement: This document must be filled out by the Team Leader and uploaded to https://Cinema48.com prior to the Kickoff.  Find instructions here: https://www.48hourfilm.com/digital_dropoff 
  • 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 is provided to all Team Leaders by the City Producer prior to Kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film and paperwork must be uploaded to https://Cinema48.com. Find instructions here: https://www.48hourfilm.com/digital_dropoff
  • 48HFP Safe Set Guidelines: https://48hourfilm.com/news-articles/194/48HFP-Safe-Set-Guidelines

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!


Elements Genres FAQs


Required Elements

  • Character: Menzi or Mandy Hadebe , Lawyer
  • Prop: a Mask (Covid Protection one)
  • Line: "Let's get this over with"

Dropoff Event

Sun, 29 Nov 2020
by 19:30 to be on-time

Participating Teams

  • 321 Action (Inanda fm) Sbonelo Mlita
  • @Film Alex Merle
  • AMBITION nosipho sithole
  • Abaqulusi community Thabiso Prince
  • Abusekho Ubunzima Radio Station Pretty Mbatha
  • Abusekho Youth Trailblazers Nkosingiphile Khumalo
  • Apple Shot Media Sinesipho Makaula
  • BLACK PRIDE MEDIA Sma Mathibeli
  • BLAQlife Radio Sphiwe Hadebe
  • BMB Productions Msuthu Zungu
  • Bizana Actors & Actresses Simbongile Mphayise
  • Black ienk Sanele Maziya
  • Cerebos Valen Govender
  • Cinephiles Production Mbalenhle Mbatha
  • Contex Pictures Delon Swartz
  • Creative Arts UNIZULU Gift Tapiwa Marovatsanga
  • Dinangwe Productions Thabani Dhlomo
  • Dream Team Igor Kalishenko
  • Durban Creatives Musawenkosi Mazibuko
  • Durban Knights Luke Meth
  • East Coast Creatives Ashlynne Jones
  • Ekhasini Khonza Nkosikhona
  • Elixir Studios and Productions Jesse Govender
  • Emuhle All Artists Bongani R Baai
  • Forced Films Sipho Mbali
  • Fun In The Folly Trent Kok
  • GB FILM PRODUCTION Brightness Amahle Khuzwayo
  • HOUSE OF ISIS PHILISIWE KUNENE
  • IKUSASA LIKUTHI Fezekile Penelope Njiyela
  • INI The Spirit of Togetherness Tsepo Likobela
  • Imesaya LE production Khanyisani Hlongwane
  • InandaFM Indlovukazi Mapule
  • Inkamva dutiful production Anele Macanhe
  • Insika Yomlazi Zenande Gedle
  • Intsha Ene Vision Mbongeni Tembe
  • Khuthazeka Foundation NPC Nonthethelelo Nxumalo
  • Know Normal Films Khwezi Ntanda
  • Kusazoba yithi Bandile Charles
  • Light skin brain visuals ANDILE NXUSA
  • Majestic Megazoners Nirvana Salikram
  • McPlay Productions Simphiwe Dlamini
  • Ndabenhle Film Production Junior Filmmakers Ndabenhle Ngidi
  • Ndlovu Dikida Flim Production Ayanda Mhlongo
  • Ocean's XI Neal D Dwarika
  • One Time Mpho Mahlakanya
  • Picture perfect Sithabiso Sibiya
  • ROYAL BAND PRODUCTION Sibusiso Bhengu
  • SUPERB PRODUCTIONS Sandiso Mphathama
  • Sakha isizwe production (Zululand Studio Tv) Hlengiwe Ngubane
  • Siphosami Media Production Mfanafuthi Mthethwa
  • Sorority Naomi Gumede
  • Sunny south Mongezi Samkile
  • Team ICORA FM Professor Mnguni
  • The Golden Miles Kyle Smith
  • The Happe Chappes Daniel Chappe
  • The new Generation Lungile Ndaba
  • The strives Strives Mndeni
  • UMSAMO Luzuko/Zuko Yafele
  • Umbelebele productions Sabatha Ngcobo
  • Umgosi and media Thanduxolo Benjamin
  • Vertebra Production Veron Ngubane
  • Yaya Tshezi Pty Ltd Deborah Conlon
  • Zamokuhle Brian Production Gift Langa
  • Zululand Studio Zululand Studio
  • uThingo lwenkosazane Kholeka Khumbuza

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