Jacksonville, Florida May 17 - 19, 2019

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? May 17 - 19, 2019

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

Filmmakers from all over the Jacksonville, FL 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.


Genres Elements FAQs


Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Apr 22
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, May 7
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, May 17
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JAX FILM BAR MONDAYS Hosted by Jacksonville 48HFP

Mon, Apr 29, 2019 @ 6:00pm

Come out to Jax Film Bar Mondays on this fifth Monday of the month edition where filmmakers flock to Orange Park to meet up and network!  On this Monday, Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project City Producers Adam and Monique Madrid will host and will address and help register any teams in need!  Great opportunity to build your team too!  Location to be announced.

Kickoff Event

Fri, May 17, 2019 @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hemming Park
135 W. Monroe St. Jacksonville 32202

Hemming Park is the new location for Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project Kick Off and Drop Off.  This event is open to the public and there will be Fae's Barbecue food truck and a bar along with DJ Jimmie Hustle spinning great tunes to get everyone excited and hyped for the upcoming filming weekend!  AT&T will do a movie screening in the park of short films from past 48 HFP competitions.

There will be giveaways and for the filmmakers we will roll out the new method for selecting a genre!  Team leaders invite the whole squad to come out and have fun before the sleepless film weekend begins!!

Party starts 5:00pm!  Be there!


REGISTERED TEAMS PLEASE NOTE:  The drawing of genre will start at 6:20pm.  The announcement of elements will be at 6:50pm.

Dropoff Event

Sun, May 19, 2019 @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Hemming Park
135 W. Monroe St. Jacksonville 32202

Drop Off will be at Hemming Park.  As filmmakers cross the finish line of turning in their completed films there will be a cash bar available if anyone would like to partake in a drink to celebrate completing a short film in 48 hours!!!

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $13.50 USD
Group A: Tue, May 21, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Wed, May 22, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Group C: Thu, May 23, 2019 @ 7:00pm
MOSH Bryan-Gooding Planetarium
1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville 32207

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $13.50 USD
Wed, May 29, 2019 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
MOSH Bryan-Gooding Planetarium
1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville 32207

Best Of Screening will be viewed at MOSH Planetarium with the Awards show following on the rooftop. 

Awards Ceremony

Wed, May 29, 2019 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
MOSH Bryan-Gooding Planetarium
1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville 32207

Awards ceremony will be part of the Best Of Screening. 

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred), 24 FPS
  • Maximum File Size: 4.0GB (preferred)

Participating Teams

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

  • Allbreed Cat Show Kate McManus
  • Be Squared Brooks Brandal
  • Curry Leaves NRUSIMHADEVARA MURTHY
  • Feint Productions Saide Gerrity
  • Freeman Films Royce Freeman
  • Mann Shorts Productions Justen Mann
  • Mentlegen Productions Matthew Jones
  • Michaelwlodarczykmichaelheathwilliamcooksamrooksroyalweavertoddshipmankarencherney Mike Wlodarczyk
  • NoHouse Studios Olivia Meiller
  • Pale Yellow Dena McKinnon
  • Paxon Eagle Films Jackson Seagraves
  • Remember That!!! Joseph Reaves
  • Team Mac Attack Mac McDonald
  • Unity Over Beliefs David Jones
  • Yellow Moon Over Purple Dog Films Dena McKinnon

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