Cleveland, Ohio October 16 - 18, 2015

Get Ready for A Spooky Challenge!

The weekend? October 16 - 18, 2015

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

Do you like to be scared? Do you love Hitchcock? Bring on the fake blood and the rumbling undercurrent sound effect and get ready for a weekend you won't forget.

Filmmakers from all over the Cleveland, OH area will compete to see who can make the best horror short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will screen at Filmapalooza 2016.

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Registration Fees

  • Regular: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 16

Repeat Offender? Participants that registered a team for the regular 48HFP during the previous 12 months will receive a $25 USD discount. Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

Horror Project FREE online webinar

Thu, Oct 8, 2015 @ 7:00pm - 8:00pm
online registration

Ask questions about the 48HFP, learn more about this year's Horror Project events, explore best practices for your 48HFP weekend, and connect with other filmmakers during this online event. Registration is free, but please sign up in advance at

Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 16, 2015 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 18, 2015 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Wed, Oct 28, 2015 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Wed, Oct 28, 2015 @ 9:30pm
Tower City Cinemas
230 W Huron Rd, Cleveland 44113

From ​October 16-18, filmmakers from the Cleveland area ​will ​race to make a ​HORROR ​film in just 48 hours​! ​You can see the​se HORROR films in their terrifying world premier screenings!

There are t​wo separate screening times and different films in each group. View the listing of films and teams below​ so you can support your favorite filmmakers. Each screening will include a Q&A with the filmmakers immediately following the films and a chance for YOU to select an Audience Choice Award for each screening.

VIP tickets ​are available ​f​or​ early seating! For a small fee you can purchase a VIP ticket and enter the theatre ten minutes before general admission seating begins to get your pick of the best seats in the house. Limited number of VIP tickets are available per screening, while supplies last.

Films are not rated and some may contain mature​​ content​, ​language​ and/or graphic images​.


General Admission $10

Early VIP Seating $12

Tickets will be on sale soon directly from Tower City Cinemas--more information will be posted when ticket sales are live.

Horror Project Awards/Wrap Party

Thu, Nov 5, 2015

Awards Ceremony/Wrap Party for the 2015 Cleveland 48HFP Horror Project. Time & location TBD.

Screening Groups

Group A Wednesday, October 28, 2015 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Aldous Mustache Jeffrey Lange
  • eMpTy-Light-Pack Michael Trivisonno
  • J-Crew Johnny Wu
  • Ring-A-DingDing Productions John Burgio
  • Szego Films Scott Szego
  • Till You Bleed Jason Maz
  • Valley View Productions Mike Hricik
  • White Midnight Scott Brosius
  • White-Out Productions Kevin White

Group B Wednesday, October 28, 2015 @ 9:30pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Black Rose Productions Dani Venen
  • Gone Fishin' Productions Chris Bilecki
  • Green Screen Avengers Rob Troxell
  • Labyrinth Films Julie Simon
  • LEC Majors Sarah Escandon
  • NXNE(northbynortheast) Productions Jared Sobotka
  • Team Tri-C Gina Brinker
  • TriggFX Richard Trigg
  • Uncanny Films Paul Zakrzewski
  • Velvet Buck Productions Donn Nottage

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