Richmond, Virginia October 11 - 13, 2019

Get Ready for A Spooky Challenge!

The weekend? October 11 - 13, 2019

The challenge? To make a horror film in only 48 hours!

Do you like to be scared? Do you love Hitchcock? Bring on the fake blood and the rumbling undercurrent sound effect and get ready for a weekend you won't forget.

Filmmakers from all over the Richmond, VA area will compete to see who can make the best horror short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will screen at Filmapalooza 2020.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $150 USD/team ends Mon, Sep 16
  • Regular: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 11

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!Find Team / Team Members

RVA 48HFP Horror Casting Call

Wed, Sep 25, 2019 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Mobelux
1635 W. Broad St.
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RVA Horror Networking Mixer

Thu, Oct 3, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Camel
1621 West Broad Street, Richmond 23220
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Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 11, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
River City Roll
939 Myers Street, Richmond VA 23230
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Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 13, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 8:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
River City Roll
939 Myers Street
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Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.00 USD
Group A: Sun, Oct 20, 2019 @ 1:30pm
Group B: Sun, Oct 20, 2019 @ 4:00pm
The Byrd Theater
2908 W. Cary St.

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $10.00 USD PURCHASE
Sun, Oct 27, 2019 @ 1:30pm
The Byrd Theatre
2908 West Cary Street, Richmond 23221
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Participating Teams

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

  • Ajnag productions Shanisse Palmer
  • Atlantic East Motion Picture Company Stacey Frame
  • BC (Mostly) Malcolm Richardson
  • CineVentures Chris Smorto
  • DarkCloud Pictures Haden VonCanon
  • Eyesore Films Robert Elkins
  • Good night Gracie... forever Jerry Morgan
  • HavenGrade Films Arthur Wood
  • In My Mind Media Janae Thompson
  • Moon Day Productions Brian Dismore
  • NeVeRSeeN Media T.J. Neveldine
  • PBJ productions Brian Pow
  • Pine Street Studio Angie Gan
  • Red Hills Productions Sylvanna Bocook
  • Semi-Wrong Simmie Terrell
  • Team Flash Frame Ryan Farriss
  • Team Phantom Tracey Frame
  • The Berberich Brothers James Berberich
  • The Mad HaTTers Brendan Riley
  • This is a Film About Something Productions Sam Housman
  • Vulture Culture Mireille Heidbreder

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