Beirut, Lebanon 23 - 25 August 2019

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Beirut 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 Beirut 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, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Media: Data DVD, USB Thumb Drive
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9), Anamorphic
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac)
  • Audio Sample Rate: 48 kHz

Required Elements

  • Character: هادي أو حياة مراد كاتب/ كاتبة (Hadi or Hayat Mrad, Author)
  • Prop: نصف صورة محروقة (A half burnt photograph)
  • Line: "ما حدا حينام الليلة" ("No one shall sleep tonight.")

Dropoff Event

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 @ 16:00 - 19:00
by 19:30 to be on-time
Beirut Film Institute
Suite 98, Saroulla Centre, Hamra

Premiere Screenings

Thu, 29 Aug 2019
Grand Cinemas - ABC Verdun

Screening Group

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Asteri Fatma Racha SHEHADEH
  • Aura Alex Meouchy
  • ClockArt Production Mohamed Saad
  • Deer B-lack Antoine Remy
  • Filmspire Aleni Ghusayni
  • FN10R Fady Farran
  • GoSlowly Krystelle Harb
  • Hona Beirut La'eeqa Kajee
  • Kajeluca Karim Nasr
  • LOYAC team Nadia Ahmad
  • MASAR group Angie Mourad
  • Mistra François Monarcha
  • One Mahdi Mousawi
  • Outsiders Fatima Elsabbouri
  • production س Nour Sleem
  • Studio LF Cédric Battah
  • Sundry Elie Bassila
  • T.tales Tony Al Haddad
  • Ta2ach fa2ach Aline Ouais
  • TeamWerks Nourhan Fakhoury
  • Trending christelle Skaff

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