Chicago, Illinois August 26 - 28, 2016

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Chicago 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 Chicago will be listed on this page after kickoff.
  • Media: You must submit your film according to the formats listed 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!


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Registration Fees

  • Late: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Aug 26
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Magnanimous Media
600 West Cermak Road, Chicago 60616

Volunteers will be on duty at the front doors to direct you to the kickoff area.

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 28, 2016 @ 5:30pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Magnanimous Media
600 West Cermak Road, Chicago 60616

Volunteers will be on duty at the front doors to direct you to the dropoff area.

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $13.00 USD
Group A: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 @ 4:30pm
Group B: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 @ 6:30pm
Group C: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 @ 8:30pm
Group D: Mon, Sep 12, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Group E: Mon, Sep 12, 2016 @ 9:00pm
Music Box Theater
3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago 60613

Screening Groups

Group A Sunday, September 11, 2016 @ 4:30pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Brown and Tan Productions Bharat Joshi
  • Brown Wolf Production sarnai tessitore
  • Dramatic Irony Joseph Conway
  • H2 WOAH! Allison Howard
  • Lesser James James Wightman
  • Mighty Mouse Media Fareine Suarez
  • Otherly Pictures Kaveh Ryndak
  • Team S'mores Alex Srednoselac
  • Visual Disturbance Productions Michael Liacone
  • Wolfen Films Joseph Greene

Group B Sunday, September 11, 2016 @ 6:30pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Clerestory Productions Simon Mounsey
  • Drinks on Monday Patrick O'Sullivan
  • Good Land Media trever siegman
  • Hack Magic Jarrad Quadir
  • Lionhearted + Templar Anthony Desmond
  • New Kinetoscopes Isabelle Boni
  • Saikouba Entertainment Kaidin Jarjusey
  • The Guacamole Conspiracy Joel Sacramento
  • Unsolicited Advice Amanda Ratliff
  • Vega Hill Productions Dario Hill

Group C Sunday, September 11, 2016 @ 8:30pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • (555) 555 - 5555 Kevin Hricik
  • Ai Wisconsin Rubin Whitmore
  • Eight-Twelve Productions Art Medina
  • Falling Light Entertainment Evan Frystak
  • Kick A Rock Sergio Torres
  • Nothing Without a Company Anna Rose Epstein
  • Safe Trip Michael Elsey
  • Seriously no one cares about your red camera Renato Velarde
  • Ugly Sweater Entertainment Spiro Siavelis
  • Well of Souls David Hall

Group D Monday, September 12, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Aspire Productions Benjamin Young
  • Concealed Capture Studios Rudolph Comeaux
  • Definition Studios Richard E. Calk III
  • Eschflix Reba Eschmann
  • Galaxy Maps Megan Sampson
  • Hancock? I barely know her! Taylor Powers
  • Liftoph Productions Don Hutcheson
  • Root Level Development Tommy Dalton
  • The Dope Lightbulb Vision Colina Vang
  • Weber Shandwick Joseph Reed

Group E Monday, September 12, 2016 @ 9:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 31219 Productions Christopher Magura
  • B.A.B.F. Brigade Jennifer Mollett
  • Cinemagic Cory Byers
  • Lack of Pies Maria Martiradonna
  • Like Butter Alex Kamb
  • McCalhoun, Danbury, & Wine RFD. Nick Young
  • Second Shift Media Daniel Pourroy
  • the 7th eye Igor Lewicki
  • Time Tent Mandy Wetzel

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