Greensboro, North Carolina July 10 - 12, 2020

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Greensboro 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 on the big screen, at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

Elements: The required elements for Greensboro 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 on our Production Documents page.

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 was emailed to you just prior to the kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.

Dropoff: Your film must be uploaded to

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred), No Proprietary Codecs
  • Media: Online Submission
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976), 24 FPS
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB (preferred)
  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred), No Proprietary Codecs
  • Media: Online Submission
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB

Registration Fees

In response to the coronavirus we've reduced our 2020 prices.

  • Early Bird: $128 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 15
    (reduced from $148, a savings of $20)
  • Regular: $138 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 6
    (reduced from $168, a savings of $30)
  • Late: $148 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 10
    (reduced from $188, a savings of $40)
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 10, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 12, 2020
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Fri, Jul 17, 2020 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Sat, Jul 18, 2020 @ 7:00pm
Group C: Sat, Jul 18, 2020 @ 9:15pm

Films will be screened online with live Q&A.   Details coming soon!

Best Of Screening

Fri, Jul 31, 2020 @ 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Online event is currently being planned - details to be announced soon.

Filmmakers from across the state and beyond create short films July 10-12, and those films are screened in three separate groupings July 17 and 18. Audiences choose their favorites; judges review films for various awards including best overall film to advance to the international competition, Filmapalooza. The award-winning films are screened during the "Best of" followed by an awards presentation to reveal the winners.  

Screening Groups

Group A Friday, July 17, 2020 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 100% Certified Organic Studios Trevor Burkholder
  • AstroJane Productions Tony Prestwood
  • Be Kind Films William C Burkholder
  • Fly High Productions Triangle Muslims
  • Fosterwick Films Chadwick Thompson
  • General Pictures Richard Earl
  • Mendicants' Delirium Tonya Pettigrew
  • MidnightSun Designs elrich mabry
  • P.B.&J.P. Joshua Pardington
  • StumblePax J. Evan Wade
  • The Ritz Stacey Layne
  • Unusual Horse Productions Olivia Mathai

Group B Saturday, July 18, 2020 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 13th Pygmy Productions Randy Harris
  • Attempting Fate Brian Dowtin
  • Blue Bear Productions Jason McGhinnis
  • Bottom Shelf Films Aaron Randol
  • Colonel Popcorn Productions Brayden Roberge
  • Floradar Films William Davis
  • Hidden Lion Abby Burris
  • Layla Films Olivia Mungal
  • Saturn Studios Isaac Dye
  • Torch Film Productions Soheil John Tajeddini
  • Under The Radar Films Evan Emerson
  • Vengeful Dove Productions Clay Fetner

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