Melbourne, Australia 26 - 28 October 2018

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Melbourne 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 on the big screen, at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Melbourne 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 on our Production Documents page.
  • 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 your team representative was given at the kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film must be dropped off at the location listed on this page.

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred), any native Premiere Codec, Apple ProRES , MPEG-4, No Proprietary Codecs, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred)
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3)
  • Frame Rate: 25 FPS (preferred), 24 FPS
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav)
  • Audio Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
  • Maximum File Size: 6.0GB (preferred)

We will be screening either via DCP or 1920x1080 digital files via laptop. 

Please contact Matt at if you are submitting in an 'odd' format.

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $150 AUD/team ends Mon, 1 Oct
  • Regular: $180 AUD/team ends Tue, 16 Oct
  • Late: $220 AUD/team ends Fri, 26 Oct
Register Your Team Now!

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 @ 18:00 - 19:00
ROC's Jam Factory
500 Chapel St South Yarra VIC 3141

Dropoff Event

Sun, 28 Oct 2018
by 19:30 to be on-time
ROC's Jam Factory
500 Chapel St South Yarra VIC 3141

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 @ 18:30
Group B: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 @ 18:30
Group C: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 @ 18:30
Village Cinemas, Jam Factory
500 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141

Screening Groups

Group A Monday, 12 November 2018 @ 18:30

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Deafnotdead Nikhil Bora
  • Fifth Place Jackson Wood
  • First Cut Heyden Groden
  • Get Rid Of That Blue Dia Taylor
  • JJ Productions James Coutie
  • Kino Salad Dan Go
  • Second Unit Cassten Roberts
  • Sensory Echo Films Troy Blackman
  • Team I.C. Stewart Fairweather
  • The Vikings reid harrison

Group B Tuesday, 13 November 2018 @ 18:30

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Black Moonshine Francois Whyte
  • Freshmint! Tim Eather
  • ICARUS David Khim
  • Lime Slime Extended Family Time Simon McCulloch
  • Moth Media Rhys Salmon
  • Mouse Rats Matthew White
  • My Desperate Need to be Validated as an Artist Proudly Presents Alexandra Hines
  • Project 628 Tristan Manas
  • TBC Janine Kaiser
  • Tom Foolery Garth Fazldeen
  • Toprock Productions Taysha McFarland

Group C Wednesday, 14 November 2018 @ 18:30

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Ambitious Adolescents Sam Hussain
  • Filmonik Melbourne Olivier Bonenfant
  • Fledgling Cult Ryan O'Gorman
  • Here's The Skinny Jarita Winslow
  • Madding Crowd Lynette Plenderleith
  • Melbourne Unique Productions Sally Brown
  • Mushroom Child Taylor Adams
  • Team Friendship Brad Jackley
  • The Unknown Artists Resham Singh Mangat
  • We'll White Balance in Post Chris de Souza
  • White Cat Fever Sebastian Bertoli

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