The 2023 Fairhope Film Festival will be featuring a new category of programming this year.

The Fairhope Film Festival’s Fairhope 48 for Future Filmmakers’, or ‘Fairhope 48‘ for short, will be a special competition, open exclusively to high schoolers in Baldwin and Mobile counties in Alabama, and will run concurrently with other festival programming during the week of November 9-12, 2023.
The program will follow the standard structure of the 48-hour film challenges that have gained popularity in recent years: participants receive an intermutual script, along with a list of ‘Fairhope elements’ which must be depicted somewhere throughout the completed short. After a shotgun start, a time limit of 48 hours is allotted to produce, record, edit and deliver the finished piece. The completed shorts will be judged and exhibited at a dedicated awards function at the end of the weekend.
Daphne High School film studies teacher, Griffin Hood, a professional actor, writer and director, is partnering with the FFF in organizing the students’ participation and mentoring throughout.

Download 48-hour scramble details.