Cincinnati, Ohio June 24 - 26, 2016

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? June 24 - 26, 2016

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

Filmmakers from all over the Cincinnati, OH area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2017 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2017, Court Métrage.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $140 USD/team ends Tue, May 31
  • Regular: $160 USD/team ends Tue, Jun 14
  • Late: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Jun 24
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Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10 a ticket per Block
July 10th @ 3:00pm - 9:00pm
The Thompson House
24 East 3rd Street, Newport, KY 41071

48hr Film Project Cincinnati Meet & Greet

Wed, May 11, 2016 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
MOTR Pub
1345 Main St, Cincinnati 45202

Network and Play

Need crew? Need a team? Let's make connections.

Producers Workshop[

Wed, Jun 1, 2016 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
MOTR Pub
1345 Main St, Cincinnati 45202

Jeff Winkelman, from W.H.O. Productions, Winner of the 2012 Cincinnati 48hr Film Project - Best Film - and participant since 2003, will facilitate this workshop from a Producer or Team Leader's view. Come and share best practices and help out teams that may be starting their first 48hr Cincinnati experience.

Actors Workshop

Tue, Jun 7, 2016 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
MOTR Pub
1345 Main St, Cincinnati 45202

Steve Francia, with the Cincinnati Actor’s Studio - http://cincinnatiactorsstudio.com - will facilitate this workshop. Being on set for a 48hr project is very different from any other production environment. Learn how actors can help contribute to a smooth set and the quality shots the team needs to make a good film.

Scriptwriters Workshop

Wed, Jun 15, 2016 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
MOTR Pub
1345 Main St, Cincinnati 45202

The Scriptwriters workshop will cover how to use the team’s resources and how you craft the story to fit a 48hr timeline.

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jun 24, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Milton's Prospect Hill Tavern
301 Milton St, Cincinnati 45202

This year, we will Webcast the Genre Pick (Zoom Application) so you scriptwriters, at home, can watch your team leader pick the genre and see the script elements as if you were there. Well, you are.

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jun 26, 2016 @ 3:00pm - 9:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Milton's Prospect Hill Tavern
301 Milton St, Cincinnati 45202

Come and play games as your team leaders race to drop off the movie in time for awards. Challenge one of your crew members to an X-Box Kinect bowling game, if you win, they pay for your screening ticket. This challenge will enter your bowling scores in the lottery (highest score) for 2 free (all blocks) screening tickets and 2 Best of Cincinnati viewing tickets, an eighty-dollar value.

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $10
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 @ 7:00pm - 11:00pm
20th Century Theatre
3021 Madison Road, Cincinnati 45209

Participating Teams

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

  • Pheel Good Films Mark Motz

Films from Previous Years

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