Louisville, Kentucky July 19 - 21, 2019

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Louisville 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 Louisville 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: MPEG-4 (preferred), any native Final Cut Pro Codec, AVCHD
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred), 30 FPS

Required Elements

  • Character: Tilden Kefauver, Best Selling Author
  • Prop: a ticket
  • Line: ""I'm not sure. Can I call a friend?" OR "I am not sure, can I call a friend?""

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 21, 2019 @ 5:30pm - 8:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Molly Malones in the Highlands
933 Baxter Avenue, Louisville 40204

We will start accepting films at 5:30 PM. Films absolutely must be turned in by 7:30 PM or they are late. Late films are not eligible for judging, but are eligible for screening and for audience awards.

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Sun, Jul 28, 2019 @ 5:00pm
Group A: Mon, Jul 29, 2019 @ 9:00pm
Group B: Sun, Jul 28, 2019 @ 7:15pm
Group B: Mon, Jul 29, 2019 @ 6:45pm
Village 8 Theaters
4014 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville 40207

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $10.00 USD
Sat, Aug 3, 2019 @ 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Village 8 Theaters
4014 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville 40207

Wrap Party

Sat, Aug 3, 2019 @ 10:00pm
Saint's
131 Breckenridge Lane

Screening Groups

Group A Sunday, July 28, 2019 @ 5:00pm
Monday, July 29, 2019 @ 9:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Actors Workshop Louisville Elias Feghaly
  • Arbitrage Clay Morton
  • Bossie Bros. Joshua Bossie
  • Company OutCast Marcia Ziegler
  • designweb films Sean Harrington
  • Do It Good Alphaeus Green Jr
  • HBCUproud Rico Ransom
  • OfficeRocker Productions Tim Miller
  • Oochie Walla Walla Mary Jarrett
  • orangedot Matthew Shircliffe
  • Reel of Fortune Akosua Akoben
  • Sharkey Farmer Films Charles Waddell
  • Smallville Renegades Austin Sheehan
  • T’n’T Tristan Krebs
  • Weekend Chocolate Warriors Donnie Kornick

Group B Sunday, July 28, 2019 @ 7:15pm
Monday, July 29, 2019 @ 6:45pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 8 Pint Productions Jon-Mark Sandquist
  • ATAK Timothy Northern
  • Boom Roasted Michael Goatley
  • Boyz House Matthew Boyle
  • Good People Richard Marshall
  • KatzSohl Films David Katz
  • Neo Greo Entertainment Joseph Burrell
  • Quantustra Arts John Robinson
  • Red Es Rojo Entertainment Rarlando Ramsey
  • Scary Noises Clinton Watson
  • The Sufferin Bastards Amelia Johnson
  • Touching Knees Ben Freedman
  • TreCosta Entertainment Ammie Ruddle
  • Upstairs Basement Syndicate Vincent Archuleta
  • Wall of Steel Productions Brandon Wall

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