Cincinnati, Ohio July 21 - 23, 2017

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati 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 (preferred), Apple ProRES , MPEG-4
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac) (preferred)

We will be screening in 16:9 HD. If you submit your film in a lower resolution we may letterbox to preserve the quality. No 2K or 4K deliveries. Audio should be delivered in stereo sound only (no surround sound). Keep all text & images within the safe zone and not to close to the edge of your frame to ensure that words are not cut off.

Required Elements

  • Character: Dan or Dani Tildenson, Window Washer
  • Prop: Sunglasses
  • Line: ""I'll be right back." OR "I will be right back.""

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 21, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
74 Wired
2300 Montana Ave Cincinnati 45211

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 23, 2017 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
74 Wired
2300 Montana Ave Cincinnati 45211

Running late? Call the 48HFP Hotline number to let us know. You must have your completed film turned in by 7:30pm on the dot to be considered on time!

Premiere Screenings

Mon, Jul 31, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 @ 9:30pm
Eastgate Brew & View
4450 Eastgate Square Drive Cincinnati 45245

Screening Group Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 9:30pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Average Joe Films Joseph Cox
  • Burgeon Productions Joey Becker
  • Dailey Double Productions Adam Dailey
  • Dear Uncle Kevin Tone Branson
  • Delicious Grapes Sam Stephenson
  • Happy Medium Productions Christopher Keeney
  • M. Night Cinnabon Mitch Hogue
  • Pheel Good Films Mark Motz
  • Pulkit Verma Productions Pulkit Verma
  • Reel Suite Productions Bobby Tewksbury
  • Refractv Media Ben Keener
  • Strong Brothers Douglas Strong
  • Team Lucid Dream Olga Wagner
  • That's Cool Productions Adam Cool
  • W.H.O. / Synergy Christopher Wyllie

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