Cleveland, Ohio October 12 - 14, 2018

Get Ready for A Spooky Challenge!

The weekend? October 12 - 14, 2018

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 2019.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $150 USD/team ends Mon, Sep 17
  • Regular: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 12

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?

Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 12, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 14, 2018
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Tue, Oct 23, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Tue, Oct 23, 2018 @ 9:30pm
Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7
22624 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid 44123

Participating Teams

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

  • Szego Films Scott Szego
  • Tealdor Films Ellen Luckoski
  • White Midnight Scott Brosius

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