Austin, Texas November 2 - 4, 2018

Get Ready for A Futuristic Challenge!

The weekend? November 2 - 4, 2018

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

Do you like futuristic technology? How about time travel - or space travel for that matter?!? Bring on the aliens, spacecrafts and alternate dimensions and get ready for a weekend to remember!!

Filmmakers from all over the Austin, TX area will compete to see who can make the best science fiction short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will screen at Filmapalooza 2019.


Genres Elements FAQs


Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $150 USD/team ends Mon, Oct 8
  • Regular: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Nov 2

Repeat Offender? Participants that registered a team for the regular 48HFP during the previous 12 months will receive a $25 USD discount. Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

Kickoff Event

Fri, Nov 2, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Austin School of Film
2200 Tillery St, Austin 78723
NEW LOCATION! Thanks very much to the Austin School of Film for having us at their Motion Media Arts Center!

Teams send up to TWO (2) representatives to the Kickoff to...

* turn in their signed Team Lead Agreements
* review the rules and paperwork, ask questions
* draw random sub-genres
* reveal the three mandatory elements (Prop, Character, Dialog)

Please arrive early to check in and submit your paperwork. Registrations may be taken at the door, if space remains (maximum 30 teams), but we ask that you plan to arrive at 5pm to do so, or register here at the Ticket Site above (fees = $150 before Oct. 9th, $175 after).

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Dropoff Event

Sun, Nov 4, 2018 @ 5:00pm - 11:59pm
by 6:30pm to be on-time
Indian Roller Boutique Roadhouse
10006 Manchaca Road, Austin 78748
It's been a long, stressful, sleepless weekend -- but look what you've got to show for it! Submit your films, turn in your documents and then relax with a drink before you head home to collapse. Indian Roller has a positively breaktaking backyard area, but we'll be set up INSIDE, this year... after all, winter is coming, and they predict it's gonna be a doozy!

If you'd like to participate in this mad weekend of hypercreativity, click the Ticket Link and register your team today! Fees are $150 through Oct 8th, then $175 thereafter. Come play with us!

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Premiere Screenings

Sun, Dec 2, 2018 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
AFS Cinema
6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin 78752

Participating Teams

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

  • 48 hr Party People Carl Gonzales
  • A Texas Made Film Samuel Tabatabai
  • Active Shooter Productions Valerie Burnham
  • Angry Bumblebees Siegen Bretzke
  • CM9 Films Cecilio Martinez
  • Dune Squad William Hoinoski
  • Emulsion = Emotion Kevin Mounce
  • Forgotten Door Studios Sam Holland
  • MetzNGate Dale Metz
  • Outpost 31 Littlebear Sanchez
  • Red Twit Entertainment Maurizio Maya
  • Sundae Films Lucas Cash
  • Team El Guapo Frank Salinas
  • Vintage Denise Garza
  • backyard boys noah christian

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