Richmond, Virginia July 12 - 14, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 12 - 14, 2019

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

Filmmakers from all over the Richmond, VA 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, Jun 17
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 2
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 12
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 12, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
River City Roll
939 Myers Street

Each participating team must have a representative at the official Kickoff Event of the 48 Hour Film Project.


At the event, each group must submit a complete Team Leader's Agreement, signed by its team leader. A team may not participate without submitting this agreement.

Each group will choose the genre of its film in a random drawing. Each group will also be assigned required elements that must appear in its film (character, prop, line of dialogue).
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Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 14, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
River City Roll
939 Myers Street

The participating group/team must complete its film/video work in time to deliver on Sunday, July 14 by 7:30pm.


Only works that meet the deadline will be officially part of the competition. All films received on Sunday (on-time and late) will be screened.
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Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.00 USD
Group A: Sun, Jul 21, 2019 @ 11:00am
Group B: Sun, Jul 21, 2019 @ 1:30pm
Group C: Sun, Jul 21, 2019 @ 4:00pm
Group D: Sun, Jul 21, 2019 @ 6:30pm
The Byrd Theater
2908 W. Cary St.

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $10.00 USD PURCHASE
Sun, Jul 28, 2019 @ 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The Byrd Theater
2908 W. Cary St.

Participating Teams

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

  • LightCloud Pictures Haden VonCanon
  • Red Antler Chris Smorto

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