Lynchburg, Virginia September 17 - 19, 2021

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Lynchburg 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 at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Lynchburg 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 our Production Documents page:
  • Team Leader Agreement: This document must be filled out by the Team Leader and uploaded to prior to the Kickoff.  Find instructions here: 
  • 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 is provided to all Team Leaders by the City Producer prior to Kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film and paperwork must be uploaded to Find instructions here:
  • 48HFP Safe Set Guidelines:

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264
  • Media: Online Submission (preferred)
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Pixel Ratio: Square (1:1) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (preferred), 24 FPS (23.976), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4)
  • Maximum File Size: 2.0GB (preferred)

Online Submission on Make sure your team leader is registered.

Required Elements

  • Character: Sharon or Sherman Belcook, Antiques Dealer
  • Prop: A flashlight
  • Line: ""It is good to be back." OR "It's good to be back.""

Dropoff Event

Sun, Sep 19, 2021
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Wed, Sep 29, 2021 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Backyard
15173 Forest Rd, Forest 24551
RSVP via facebook

Participating Teams

  • 1716 Digital Rachel Owens
  • 21 Jump Cut Kayla Saunders
  • BeNspired Film Productions Benjamin Brown
  • Birdhouse Productions Ameliah Knopp
  • Kongfather Films Spencer Bolin
  • Lesser Lights Productions Nick Cotrufo
  • Monarch Productions Elizabeth Bryant
  • Outer Varia Nick Blackburn
  • The C3 Group Keith Jennings
  • The Lost Lens Caps Anna Werking
  • This is a Film About Something Productions Sam Housman

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