Hampton Roads, Virginia June 5 - 7, 2020

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over the world and turning it into movie-making madness for 2 days! Teams of filmmakers have a single weekend - this one - to create a short film from scratch!

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements will be emailed to team leaders at 7pm local time.
  • Media File: 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.
  • Questions: If you have any questions, send an email to animation@48hourfilm.com . Please be aware that responses may be delayed during the weekend.
  • Submissions: Each team leader will receive an email with instructions on how to upload your film and documents.

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), AVI (.avi), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB

Registration Fees

  • $48 USD/team ends Fri, Jun 5
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jun 5, 2020 @ 7:00pm

Kickoff information for each team will be e-mailed to team leaders at 7pm their local time.

Dropoff Event

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

An e-mail will be sent to all team leaders describing how to submit their film.

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for Hampton Roads in only 48 hours.

  • Ante Meridiem Alchemy Jasmine Leeward
  • Crimes of the Art Joe Dzikiewicz
  • DARK-SOL Charles Townsend
  • Green Light Sylvie Green
  • Muddy Crown Films Scot Kleinman
  • Nomad Chelsey Kokoski
  • Please Don’t Kill Us Productions Jason Tureman
  • Three P3nnies David Noffsinger

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