Cleveland, Ohio July 14 - 16, 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 14 - 16, 2017

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 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Court Métrage.


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Registration Fees Registration Opens: Tuesday, May 9

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 19
  • Regular: $178 USD/team ends Wed, Jul 5
  • Late: $198 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 14

Special 10th Anniversary Of Cleveland 48HFP Screening

Wed, Jun 7, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7
22624 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid 44123

Special screening, talkback, and networking event--more details to be announced soon!

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 14, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 16, 2017
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @ 9:30pm
Group C: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group D: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 @ 9:30pm
Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7
22624 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid 44123

Watch the world premier films from the 10th anniversary of the Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project!

Best Of Screening

Wed, Aug 9, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7
22624 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid 44123

Watch a selection of the top films from this year's 48 Hour Film Project. Awards will immediately follow the screening, with a wrap party to conclude the evening.

Wrap Party

Wed, Aug 9, 2017 @ 9:00pm

Celebrate with filmmakers, cast, and crew at our wrap party to conclude this year's 48 Hour Film Project. Location TBA. Immediately following Best Of screening and Awards Ceremony at Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7.

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