Atlanta, Georgia August 6 - 8, 2021

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Atlanta 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 Atlanta 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 prior to the Kickoff.  Find instructions here: 
  • 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 Find instructions here:
  • 48HFP Safe Set Guidelines:

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264
  • Media: Online Submission (preferred)
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (preferred), 24 FPS (23.976), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4)
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB (preferred)

Online Submission on Make sure your team leader is registered.

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 12
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Wed, Jul 28
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 6
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 6, 2021 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Screening Cafe

In the interest of fairness and growing public health concerns we are again having a virtual kickoff event. Team leaders will be given a Zoom link to participate and the event will be broadcast on Facebook Live.

All genres drawn and elements will also be emailed to team leaders as well as posted on our sites to ensure every team has been notified of adequately. 

We thank you and we will see you at kickoff!

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 8, 2021
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Mon, Aug 16, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Landmark Theatres Midtown Art Cinema
931 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta 30308

Screening Groups

Group A

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • @MAFI8H Dajour Ashwood
  • Eagle Eye Productions Alex Culberson
  • Get the Horns Productions Brian Teague
  • Green View Films Tony Guzman
  • Keedie's Corner Productions keidra ponder
  • Legaci Taniesha Latrice
  • Ohana Chris Ghattas
  • Rough Writers Alex Hay
  • SameBrain Productions Whitney Christopher
  • TnG Films Allen Rowell

Group B

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 285 Films Oscar Mejia
  • Alliance films Chris Dixson
  • BLT Brea Shaffer
  • Cup Sun Dog Productions Luke McGahren
  • Diamond District Media Group Anthony Caldwell Jr
  • I Am The Law Productions Mark Law
  • Ledgewoodvi Daniel Nguyen
  • Lutrotes Studios Dave Rajkumar
  • Render Gang Mikhail Tot
  • Studio Ponga Joseph Rollins

Group C

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Cogito Creative Gustav Wilde
  • Darion D'Anjou Productions Darion D'Anjou
  • Famously Hot Films Will Hollerung
  • Groot Productions Sarah de Groot
  • Klazzy Kre8tors Shanese Shields
  • Mark Ruel Media Mark ARW
  • OMR Andrea Diaz
  • Stone of Madness Brian Useche
  • The Sweet Mags David Velick

Group D

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • ANYfilms William Amsbaugh
  • Comet SZN Productions Christopher Vance
  • Equinox Ben Danner
  • GoatBah Productions Bryce Burton
  • Howling Warlocks Productions Morgan Szymanski
  • Independent Cinema Jai Mareddy
  • KBZ Productions Jess Lawler
  • Octanium Ninja Martin Buccafusco
  • Residual Images Andrew Burn
  • Two Sense Films Eric Coughlin

Group E

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • DEVOlution Productions Davey Moore
  • KISST Pictures Tim Buelna
  • Okay At Best Aroon Narayanan
  • Pack-of-Solos Dante Ellis

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