Greensboro, North Carolina June 21 - 23, 2019

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 your team representative was given at the kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film must be dropped off at the location listed on this page.

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

Required Media

  • Video Codec: No Proprietary Codecs (preferred), any native Final Cut Pro Codec, any native iMovie Codec, any native Premiere Codec, Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple ProRES , AVCHD, Avid DNxHD, CineForm, H.264, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Media: Data Blu-Ray, Data DVD, USB Thumb Drive
  • File Type: AVI (.avi), MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Standard (4:3), Widescreen (16:9)
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1), Standard (4:3), Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred), 24 FPS
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 256 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • Maximum File Size: 9.0GB (preferred)
In summary preferred submissions are: 
  • Flash Drive
  • HD Quicktime ProRes 422
  • 1920x1080 at 23.976fps is ideal
  • MP4 next best option

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Tue, May 28
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jun 11
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jun 21
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jun 21, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Gallery 1250 at Revolution Mill
1250 Revolution Mill Road, Greensboro

Representatives from each team will gather to draw their teams' genres and to find out what the required prop, character, and line of dialogue will be. It's an exciting event as the energy and creativity build up to kick off a great weekend of filmmaking!

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jun 23, 2019 @ 6:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Gallery 1250 at Revolution Mill
1250 Revolution Mill Road, Greensboro

After a very busy weekend, filmmakers will bring in their completed films. The goal: Arrive before 7:30 p.m. with the finished film. Late films will still be screened, but not judged.  Emotions range from satisfaction, excitement, accomplishment to defeat, frustration, and anguish. The best feeling? Knowing you did your best, and had fun, regardless of the outcome.

Premiere Screenings

Thu, Jun 27, 2019
Carolina Theatre
310 S. Greene St., Greensboro

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $10.00 USD
Sat, Jul 13, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Carolina Theatre
310 S. Greene St., Greensboro

See the award-winning films made the weekend of June 21-23!  Following the screening, the judges' awards will be announced in Oscar style. It's a fun and exciting evening for filmmakers and the audience that loves short films!

Screening Groups

Group A

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 4Kid Productions Adric Baumgarner
  • Attempting Fate Brian Dowtin
  • Big Racket Productions Cary Morris
  • Colonel Popcorn Productions Brayden Roberge
  • General Pictures Richard Earl
  • HeadRoom Productions Sam Matson
  • Hidden Walls Productions Corey Wall
  • melancholy coconut Matt Lahiff
  • Onirik Productions Ross Jakubsen
  • Torch Film Productions Soheil John Tajeddini
  • Triad Film Collaborative Peter Bodin

Group B

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 13th Pygmy Productions Randy Harris
  • 336 Mo Pic Jason Levinson
  • Birthday Suit Productions Angela Aguigui-Walton
  • Bottom Shelf Films Kerry McManus
  • Fly High Productions Triangle Muslims
  • Fresh FireSpect Jonathan Schorr
  • Mean Bean Productions Melanie Lech
  • N/A Jazmyne Baylor
  • Saturn Studios Isaac Dye
  • StumblePax J. Evan Wade

Group C

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • A Bum Productions Ashanti Badger
  • Contagious Media Cory Livengood
  • Easy Forward Evan Emerson
  • Floridar Films William Davis
  • Layla Films Olivia Mungal
  • MidnightSun Designs elrich mabry
  • Outcast Films Phillip Lehn
  • Rescued Castaways Andy Ralston-Asumendi
  • The Penguins Daniel Gabriel
  • Twinscape Films Trevor Burkholder
  • Unusual Horse Productions Olivia Mathai

Screening Group To Be Determined

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Kuvam Films Gauri Singh

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