Columbus, Ohio July 28 - 30, 2017

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Columbus and turning it into movie-making madness for 48 hours! Teams of filmmakers have a single weekend - this one - to write, shoot and edit their short films! All completed entries will be unveiled on the big screen, at our premiere screenings.

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Columbus will be listed on this page after kickoff.
  • Media: You must submit your film according to the formats listed lower on this page.
  • Documents: You must submit releases for all team members, all music, all locations, and any other copyrighted material, as well as a team leader's agreement, a roster, and a certification statement. These forms can be downloaded from on our Production Documents page.
  • Rules: You should make sure that your film complies with our Filmmaking Rules and Competition Rules. If you have questions about the rules, the best place to go is our Frequently Asked Questions.
  • 48HFP Hotline: If you have a question during the filmmaking weekend, call the 48HFP Hotline. The number is on the Kickoff Info Sheet that your team representative was given at the kickoff. If you email us, you will probably not receive an answer in time, so please call.
  • Dropoff: Your film must be dropped off at the location listed on this page.

Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Elements Genres FAQs

Required Media

  • Video Codec: any native Final Cut Pro Codec, Any Non-Proprietary Codec
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov) (preferred)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 30 FPS (29.97) (preferred), 24 FPS (23.976), 30 FPS
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced (preferred)

If your backup is a data dvd you will not receive confirmation at the drop off.

Try not to rely on ADR or other post-­‐production fixes that take a lot of time and may sound less than authentic.

Compress the sound to lessen peaks and valleys in the sound levels, and normalize the sound to -­6db. 

You are permitted to shoot in almost any setting (sample rate, bit rate, frame rate) but the "preferred" media simply guarantees the best quality for the premieres.

If you choose to shoot in anamorphic (cinema scope) or any other aspect ratio it is still acceptable HOWEVER your film WILL be letter boxed.  The screens at the theater will not be adjusted per film.

Registration Fees

  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 28
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?Join Our Email List

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 30, 2017 @ 5:00pm - 6:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Gateway Film Center
South Campus Gateway, 1550 North High Street, Columbus 43201

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 @ 6:00pm
Group B: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 @ 8:00pm
Group C: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 @ 6:00pm
Gateway Film Center
South Campus Gateway, 1550 North High Street, Columbus 43201

Screening Groups

Group A Wednesday, August 9, 2017 @ 6:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • #2 Productions Steve Sturn
  • 10 Ring Films KC Allen
  • Bardamazon Brandy Seymour
  • Clear Ice and the Spicy Rice Kate Johnson
  • Edwin J. Hill Nathan Zoebl
  • Growl! Philip Hamilton
  • Immeasurably More Media Ian McCue
  • Island Road Media Keith williams
  • RFPictures Ryno Tan
  • Silver Stage Productions Alex David Caperton
  • Storytime Pictures Michael Rose

Group B Wednesday, August 9, 2017 @ 8:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Arch City Studio Brian Jasper
  • Backward Slate Productions Max Groah
  • Big Bad Butterfly Bradley Kessler
  • Bottle opener studios Jordan Chasteen
  • Cineonymous Joshua Herald
  • Dank Scenes 2.0 Molly Haines
  • g. rex productions eric boso
  • Gordon & Sams Golden Slam Matthew Sams
  • Incompetent Films Anthony Windsor II
  • Millennial Falcons John Humphreys
  • The PestyBird Productions Jt Snowden

Group C Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 6:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Blue Dragon Studios Benjamin Yackshaw
  • Elastic Forces Gregory Pruden
  • Ghostbus Productions Matthew Walker
  • GWAP Cheddah Grillz LLC Jason Johns
  • PHC Films Andrew Massarella
  • Qew Production Quatric Williams
  • Rusty Spork Productions Shawn Klugh
  • Stalwart Jake Barry
  • Static Copy Island Shane Stefanchik
  • Stone Mansion Productions Randi Morgan
  • The Improfessionals Carson Kane

Important Message: Copycat DisclaimerPrivacy Policy

Copyright © 2001-2017 48 Hour Film Project, Inc. All Rights Reserved