Denver, Colorado July 31 - August 2, 2015

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Denver 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 Denver will be listed on this page after kickoff.
  • Media: You must submit your film according to the formats listed 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!

Registration Fees

  • Late: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 31
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred), Apple ProRES, MPEG-4, any native Premiere Codec
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976)

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 31, 2015 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Open Media Foundation
700 Kalamath Street, Denver 80204

Well Howdy! We look forward to seeing you.

Unlike past years, this is NOT a First Friday on Santa Fe, so parking should be a smidge easier. We highly recommend parking on Lipan (just on the other side of Kalamath) and crossing over to OMF at 7th and Kalamath. Head up the stairs and we have got you from there!

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 2, 2015 @ 5:30pm - 10:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Skylark Lounge
140 South Broadway, Denver 80209

The Skylark sits at Broadway and Maple and this can be a dangerous corner. PLEASE utilize the parking behind the building and in front of the garage doors. If you are racing the clock, have someone drop you off in a safe location from which you can run!

We will catch you at the front door and if all things are in order, mark your arrival time right there so you can mosey upstairs, grab a happy hour cocktail and take a breath while your materials are checked in. If you are not quite set, you will be asked to take a seat downstairs to do what needs to be done. When you are ready, run back by the front door for the time stamp.

Should there be issues, just let us know. We are on hand to usher you in and want more than anything for your work to screen on 8/9.

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: Single Screening: $8 in advance, $12 at the door, 4-Screening Pass: $24 in advance, $30 at the door PURCHASE
Group A: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 @ 11:15am
Group B: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 @ 2:15pm
Group C: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 @ 5:15pm
Group D: Sun, Aug 9, 2015 @ 8:15pm
Oriental Theater
4335 West 44th Avenue, Denver 80212

Plan to attend our screenings (there is even a 4 screening pass), and share in the experience and efforts of our participants and this incredible Denver film community. Get ready to whoop it up, fist pump and revel in all this impressive work.

Advance purchase of tickets is recommended. Arrive early to ensure you are there for the start. All screenings will be followed by a filmmaker Q&A. Parking available through out the neighborhood.

Local 46 just around the corner (4586 Tennyson St) will be host to our after screening party (post Group D - Happy Hour prices). They will also be open to folks gathering after any screening.

Screening Groups

Group A Sunday, August 9, 2015 @ 11:15am

  • 310 Productions Jake Jeronimus
  • 3rd Floor Films Patrick Friedauer
  • Alumni Anthony Paolillo
  • B. Mooregoode Productions Collin McDowell
  • Denver in Color Nicholas Becker
  • Pepper Media LLC Damien Patrik
  • Phantom Drive Michael Johnson
  • Queso What Zach Zahorik
  • Slow Children at Play Nick Olivas
  • Tablemtnfilms Stewart Eastep
  • Thanatos Films Russ Nielsen
  • The Filmingos Nicholas Schmid

Group B Sunday, August 9, 2015 @ 2:15pm

  • 7&CO Wes Matheny
  • Being Here Productions Sheila Traister
  • Binary Helix Linh Ngo
  • BS Filmworks Brock Sherman
  • Indysfilms Tom Dunn
  • Lost Leader Films Lowel Pierce
  • Minor Panic Productions Jefferson McClure
  • No Zombies Brett Paul
  • Real Eyes Your VisAbility Tom Grushka
  • Running Riot Pictures Greg Eakins
  • The Glass Masters Cal Barr
  • Ugly Mutt Entertainment Mark Pekari

Group C Sunday, August 9, 2015 @ 5:15pm

  • Big Pixel Entertainment Taylor Williams
  • Cinema Geeks Kirk Anderson
  • Colorado Media School Tim Sabaska
  • Crescit Eundo John Michael Shea
  • Dragoon Films Ross Villeneuve
  • En Route Films Colton Walter
  • Garce Works / Old Timers Don Garcia
  • Maskil Productions Tim Nolte
  • MT Productions Michael Turner
  • Peregrinari Films Mark Easton
  • RobCob Productions Ryan Weaver
  • Twisted Ladder James Silvey

Group D Sunday, August 9, 2015 @ 8:15pm

  • Shankopotamus Designs Max Stempora
  • Cook St. Productions Justin Tyrrell
  • IJIN Studios Christian Link
  • ILYAFILMS Ilya Kushnir
  • Nebulus Visions Bradley Haag
  • Orange Vest Productions Chad Terry
  • Productricity Jeff Smolinski
  • Racine Street Isaac Ramos
  • Ruff, Ruff Dog Productions susan lyles
  • Shoot THIS Productions Luke McMurtree
  • Stranger Studios Ed Voorhees
  • Whiskey & Cigarettes + The Agency Zachary Maas

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