Nashville, Tennessee August 17 - 19, 2018

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 on the big screen, 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 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 Final Cut Pro Codec, any native Premiere Codec, Apple ProRES , Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred)
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.mp4)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9), Anamorphic
  • 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

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 23
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Aug 7
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 17
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 17, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Studio 615
272 Broadmoor Dr, Nashville 37207

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 19, 2018
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Studio 615
272 Broadmoor Dr, Nashville 37207

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Tue, Aug 21, 2018 @ 7:00pm @ Belcourt Theater
Group B: Tue, Aug 21, 2018 @ 9:30pm @ Belcourt Theater
Group C: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 @ 7:00pm @ Belcourt Theater
Group D: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 @ 9:30pm @ Belcourt Theater

Awards Ceremony

Thu, Aug 30, 2018 @ 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Studio 615
272 Broadmoor Dr, Nashville 37207

Screening Groups

Group A Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Belcourt Theater, 2102 Belcourt Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212, USA

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 1.21 Jiggawatt Productions Alexander Givant
  • Boogiebears Anil Nagpal
  • Day Dreamers sainadh mallula
  • Fat Rabbit Entertainment Thomas Gregg
  • Let 'Em Fly Productions John Hamlin
  • Rough Edit Media Conner Wood
  • Site4Cinema Productions Amanda York
  • The Lux Collective Mike White
  • Thickthoughts Dylan Stovall
  • Valley Creek Pictures Ryan Davis

Group B Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ 9:30pm
Belcourt Theater, 2102 Belcourt Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212, USA

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 128 Productions Collin Sapp
  • 718 Productions Eli Brickle
  • Collaborative Productions Cody Rogers
  • Forcone Films Stephen Lackey
  • Little Toast Anne Fogerty
  • Luminous Midnight Films L.j Landrum
  • Red King Studios Karol Mallon
  • SBP Jonathan Higdon
  • Staylo Key Productions Stephanie Taylor
  • Yeti Productions Megan Brooks

Group C Wednesday, August 22, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Belcourt Theater, 2102 Belcourt Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212, USA

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Afternoon Stew Sam Osborn
  • Black Arrow Nathan Davis
  • Cryptic Glass Noah Miga
  • Harmonybean Sarayah Shaw
  • Moody Golden Warriors Joey von Haeger
  • River Films Irish Johnston
  • Rocky Topp Ray Rocky
  • Sad Boyz Club Jeffrey Hopkins
  • SSI Trevor Ball
  • The Schaffhausen Clinic David Clo

Group D Wednesday, August 22, 2018 @ 9:30pm
Belcourt Theater, 2102 Belcourt Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212, USA

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Dunlap Brothers Jeremiah Dunlap
  • LaserJungle Pictures Wilfred Robles
  • Lone Pine Bobby Rindhage
  • Outside Our Means kyler wilson
  • Pastel Productions Rob Allen
  • Serious Images Pictures Jessica Walter
  • Solar Cabin Steve Voss
  • The Jade Wok Experience Caleb Herring
  • TheBruce Bruce Radek
  • Three Couples on the Jon Johnathan Ketelhut

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