Inland Empire, California August 2 - 4, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? August 2 - 4, 2019

The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!

Filmmakers from all over the Inland Empire, CA area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2020 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2020 Short Film Corner.

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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 8
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 23
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 2
Register Your Team Now!

Casting & Location Workshop

Sat, Jul 20, 2019 @ 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Riverside Studios
5950 Wilderness Avenue, Riverside

Need a place to hold auditions? Need a local studio to to rent or use for your 48 project and future projects?


Come join us and you'll have access to the studio to conduct casting auditions. You will also have a chance to tour the facility and learn all that it offers for your future productions.

This is a great resource for IE filmmakers! Come check it out and get a head start on your IE48HFP.

We will also hold a workshop on location scouting and tips to help IE filmmakers get the best out of their actors and locations.

We will dive into the judging process and unveil what the judges look for in the nominated and award winning films.

Don't forget to register your team if you haven't already:

Early Bird Registration ends July 8th!

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Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 4, 2019 @ 7:00pm - 8:00pm
by 0:30am to be on-time
San Bernardino Valley College Media Center
701 S. Mount Vernon Ave, San Bernardino 92410, MC-142

Participating Teams

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

  • Elite Films Trystin Sims
  • FPP Productions Thomas Haley
  • Green lightning Mark Schaefer
  • Jelikal Films Russell Meadows
  • Pryde Pierce Films Pryde Pierce
  • Space Door Miguel Ibarra
  • Studio 7 Michael Slone
  • Studio Chaos Faye Hines
  • Talk to the Sun Entertainment Morgan James
  • co-DEPENDENCYfilm Ryan Cross

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