Nashville, Tennessee August 14 - 16, 2020

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Nashville 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 Nashville 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 (preferred), any native Final Cut Pro Codec, any native Premiere Codec, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Media: Online Submission (preferred)
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976), 30 FPS (29.97), 24 FPS
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 192 kbps, 256 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz

Required Elements

  • Character: Trevor or Tilda Shentorr, College Professor
  • Prop: A Wallet
  • Line: ""Too bad. Better luck next time.""

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 16, 2020
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 @ 7:00pm @ Online Venue
Group B: Thu, Aug 27, 2020 @ 7:00pm @ Online Venue

Awards Ceremony

Tue, Sep 1, 2020
Online Venue

Screening Groups

Group A Wednesday, August 26, 2020 @ 7:00pm
Online Venue

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • American Road Productions Daniel Spohn
  • Controlled Chaos Matt Huesmann
  • Da Boisss Micah Atkinson
  • Dovan Productions Katie Dovan
  • Exit 10 Films Aaron Mirtes
  • Give Us A Minute Productions Tracey Hague
  • LaserJungle Pictures Clint Alphin
  • Nash-Anigans Joshua Kolozsy
  • Pudding Boy Productions Lane Stanley
  • Rogue Trilogy Films Michael Hamm
  • SHUBEY PRODUCTIONS Jasmin Nicole Shuler
  • Solo Productions David Ditmore
  • Spoonfed Productions Trevor Witherspoon
  • The Mighty Acorn Victor Nevels
  • Yeild-Less Jessica Termer

Group B Thursday, August 27, 2020 @ 7:00pm
Online Venue

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Banana peels pictures Robert Reed
  • Coyotes Tyler Evans
  • DBF Meghan Nacke
  • DrawsAreHardToHand Productions Breck Sharbel
  • Fool's Pajamas Productions Alexander Bennett
  • Jam Jar films James Seward
  • Like the Game Pictures Alex Bowling
  • Old Dogs Productions Don Langley
  • Retcon Studio Aaron Wheeler
  • SBP Jonathan Higdon
  • Silent Pirates Chantea Kirkwood
  • Speed Monkey Studios Victor Hollingsworth
  • The Escalators Lucas Hames
  • White Door Productions Joseph Drake

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