Cleveland, Ohio July 29 - 31, 2016

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 29 - 31, 2016

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

Filmmakers from all over the Cleveland, 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 Registration Opens: Tuesday, May 24

  • Early Bird: $140 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 5
  • Regular: $160 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 26
  • Late: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 29

Premiere Screenings

August 9th & 10th @ 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7
22624 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid 44123

CLE48HFP Horror Project Screenings at Horror Hotel

Thu, Jun 9, 2016 @ 6:00pm
Clarion Inn & Conference Center
6625 Dean Memorial Parkway, Hudson 44236

Watch some of the top films from the 2015 CLE48HFP Horror Project screen at the International Horror Hotel. The following 48HFP films will be a part of the 6:00pm screening on June 9th:

Control by Gone Fishin' Productions

INTERVENTION by eMpTy-Light-Pack

Hive by Labyrinth Films

Advance weekend passes to the Horror Hotel may be available, as well as day passes and tickets to individual screenings--see for more information.

The International Horror Hotel Film Festival and Convention is held every June in Hudson. The event includes screenings of Horror films, a convention, FX Makeup competitions, a Scream Queen competition, film competitions, script competitions, and a film scoring competition. The 2016 Horror Hotel will be held June 9th-12th. For more information, visit

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 31, 2016
by 7:30pm to be on-time

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