What we Do
1. Organise international and Indian film-based competitions
2. Engage target groups in video-based activities
3. Custom-create innovative shorts with brand integration
We reach out directly to over 6000 filmmakers across the country who
participate in our competitions and activities. We have fostered a strong
community spirit thanks to the active involvement of our filmmakers
and several interface opportunities we offer.
Engaging Filmmakers to Create Video-based content
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Over 200+ films made every year Over 6L Organic Views on Youtube|
More than 6000 people involved in filmmaking per year
International & Indian Short Film Competitions
Los Angeles Washington
About 48HFP Worldwide
The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which teams make a movie — from scripting to scoring
it — in just 48 hours. On Friday night, they get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in
the movie. 48 hours later, the movie must be complete.
The 48HFP was started in May 2001 by Washington DC-based filmmaker duo, Mark Ruppert and Liz Langston who
came up with the crazy idea of making a short film in 48 hours! A decade later, nearly 60,000 filmmakers made
4,000 films in 115 cities on 6 continents. 2013 is poised to be even bigger with more cities being added on the
For more details on the international 48 Hour Film Project check www.48hourfilm.com
India’s 1st 48 hour Music Video Project
57 teams took part in this exciting music video
competition organised in collaboration with the
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2012, Mumbai. Teams
had to create a music video in 48 hours for a
song by two of India’s hottest music composers,
Ram Sampath and Vishal & Shekhar. The 48
hour Music Video Project (48MVP) was held
from February 4 to 6, and the screening and
awards were on February 11, 2012.
The 48MVP was flagged off at Kala Ghoda, Mumbai on Feb 4 by the director of ‘Kahaani’,
Sujoy Ghosh, composer Lesle Lewis and India Producer of 48HFP, Yogi Chopra. (Right, top)
A press conference marked the start of 48MVP, while (right, bottom) teams nervously
await the start of the Kick Off proceedings.
The winning team, I Wish Event Pvt. Ltd. receives its award from Vidya Balan
(extreme right) for the Best Music Video on the song, ‘Sapne’ by Ram Sampath.
The Mumbai 48 Hour Film Project 2008-2012
Screening & Awards
Actor-director Parvin Dabas encourages
Teams line up for the submission at the end of the 48-hour deadline.
Director and ad filmmaker, R. Balki (left) accepts a
memento from Preeti Gopalkrishnan, India
Happiness! Winners of the Mumbai 48HFP 2011 at the Premiere Screening & Awards.
(From left) Director and 3-time jury member,
Nagesh Kukunoor, President, Whistling Woods
International, Meghana Ghai-Puri and Parvin
Dabas announce the elements at the Mumbai
Kick Off 2011.
Director Amol Palekar (right) accepts
a memento from India Producer,
48HFP, Yogi Chopra.
Media personality Dolly Thakore (left)
presents a certificate to a winner.
Mumbai 2010 teams pick their genres out of a hat!
Winners of Mumbai 2010 pose with the jury members Amol Palekar, Dolly Thakore, Paromita Vora, Niranjan Iyengar & Manish Jha & Chief
The team of Filament Pictures, Runners Up for the Best Film, Mumbai 2010 award pose with R.Balki
(extreme left) and Amol Palekar (extreme right).
The Hyderabad 48 Hour Film Project 2012
The team of Vinoothna Geeta accepts their prize for Best Film-Hyderabad from Ms. Chandana Khan (in blue), IAS Principal Secretary,Tourism
Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Their film ‘Anukokunda’ has received more than 5,00,000 views!
The filmmakers throng the Screening & Awards function of the
Hyderabad 48HFP which was presided by Ms. Chandana Khan, IAS
Principal Secretary, Tourism, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.
Drop Off and the final party hosted by The Taj Banjara.
Delhi 2011 & 2012
Screening & Awards
Teams choose their genres!
Teams queue up to meet the 48-hour deadline.
The ecstasy of winning!
Client: Mahindra & Mahindra
Activity name: XUV500 Memorable Stories
Short Film Festival 2012
Dates: August to December 2012
Objective: To create innovative content
showcasing the XUV500 made by India's finest
Number of applications : 216
Number of selected short filmmakers: 26
No. of films made : 23
Ÿ Conceptualising and managing the
Ÿ Managing pan-India filmmakers from
Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Jodhpur,
Hyderabad & Bangalore.
Highlight: The only competition in India to
offer a grand prize of XUV500 to the winner
View the films on:
Client: Population First
Activity name: Question Everything (One Minute Movies- 1mm)
Dates: September to October 2012
Objective: To involve college students to create video-based content
in 2 days
Number of participating colleges: 11
Number of films made : 7
- Organised a 2-day workshop on gender and effective
communication for students of mass media
- Sessions by leading ad and film professionals: K.V. Sridhar, Gautam
Rakshit, Gopi Kukde and Zoya Akhtar
- Ideation and script creation session with students
- Two days shoot schedule for 7 college teams in a specially set-up
Ÿ Videos launched on October 11 to mark UN International Girl
View films and other info on: www.1mm.co.in
Target Group Engagement with video-based activities
Below: Students from Nirmala Niketan College get busy with their puppet show shoot
Top: Stills from the film "Scars that never heal" by Sophia College
Client: World Health Organisation (WHO)
Objective: To engage Hyderabad-based short filmmakers and youth to think about the issue of drunken driving, as part of the
WHO’s Road Safety Campaign 2012.
Dates: December 2012 to January 2013
Name of Activity: “Don’t Drink and Drive”, a short film competition in 48 Hour Film Project format
Number of Teams: 56
Teams pick up a chit with the sub-themes like:
Woman, Childhood, Youth etc.
Aparajita Roy-Sinha, founder of Moving
Images Film Club and daughter of Bimal Roy
was the Chief Guest at the Kick Off.
Inspector Devendra stationed at Jubilee Hills shares
his practical insights and experiences with some of the
Client: Tata Docomo
Name of Activity:
"Create" - Mumbai and Delhi
Dates: August- September 2011
What: TVC competition for
participants of Delhi and
Mumbai 48HFP 2011
No of entries received: 72
City: All India
Amol Palekar Nagesh Kukunoor Ashvin Kumar Chax (K.S. Chakravarthy)
Dolly ThakoreShabana Azmi Niranjan Iyengar R. Balki
The 48 Hour Film Project in India has enjoyed the support of several experienced and talented film personalities.
From award-winning actors and directors, screen-dialogue-lyric writers and top ad filmmakers, they’ve all been involved
with various aspects of the event- as jury members and as honoured guests who’s mere presence has encouraged our
filmmakers. They have also shared their expertise during workshops and interactive discussions, inspiring many short
filmmakers in the process.
Shimit AminHabib FaisalRam Sampath
Parvin Dabas Lesle Lewis Soha Ali Paromita Vohra Mayank Shekhar
Marlon RodriguesMeghana Ghai Rajkumar Gupta
Every year you keep raising the bar, it’s unbelievable.- Nagesh Kukunoor
I want to participate and see if I can push the limits!- Marlon Rodrigues
48HFP separates the talkers from the doers!- Rajkumar Gupta
The 48-hour time limit brings out the best in people- Meghana Ghai Puri
What Fun! Potent filmmaking- Ken Ghosh A course in all aspects of filmmaking!
Go for it!- Amol Palekar
www.twitter.com/48hfpindia For Partnership & Sponsorship opportunities
or to know more contact:
Yogi Chopra: 098203 66313
Preeti Gopalkrishnan: 098200 10052
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