Des Moines, Iowa July 22 - 24, 2016

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Des Moines 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 Des Moines 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!


Elements Genres FAQs


Required Media

  • Video Codec: Apple ProRES , H.264, MPEG-4
  • Media: Data DVD, USB Thumb Drive
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic, Widescreen (16:9)
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: ACC (.acc), WAV (.wav)

Required Elements

  • Character: Timothy or Tiffany Sporeka, Vice-President
  • Prop: a photo of Mom
  • Line: "I just can't believe it." (or "I just cannot believe it.")

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 24, 2016 @ 5:00pm - 7:30pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Des Moines Social Club - Viaduct Gallery
900 Mulberry St. Des Moines 50309

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Tue, Aug 2, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Group A: Tue, Aug 2, 2016 @ 9:30pm
Group B: Tue, Aug 2, 2016 @ 7:15pm
Group B: Tue, Aug 2, 2016 @ 9:45pm
Group C: Wed, Aug 3, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Group C: Wed, Aug 3, 2016 @ 9:30pm
Group D: Wed, Aug 3, 2016 @ 7:15pm
Group D: Wed, Aug 3, 2016 @ 9:45pm
Fleur Cinema
4545 Fleur Drive, Des Moines 50321
RSVP via facebook

Screening Groups

Group A Tuesday, August 2, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 @ 9:30pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Bad Medicine Films Brad Seidenfeld
  • Baseball Team John Krantz
  • Clyde's Revenge Coda Skeffington-Vos
  • Floating Anchor Cinema Helena Gruensteidl
  • Junctionladdes Caleb Harris
  • Pineapple Shirt Productions chris glawe
  • Spoken Wheel House Jon Choda
  • TEAM Nick Wilson
  • Tiny Explosions Patrick Boberg
  • Trans-Iowa Canal Company Les Roth
  • white poison industries Nick Strickland

Group B Tuesday, August 2, 2016 @ 7:15pm
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 @ 9:45pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Clue Noah La Vie
  • Extempore Pictures Kirk Peterson
  • Feature Presentation Silas Pippitt
  • oddProductions Matt Tribble
  • OK, Great Elyse Sinklier
  • Pepper 1 Productions Cooper Maahs
  • Shrieking Tree Justin Norman
  • Sliding Rock Productions Corey Henderson
  • Slightly Off Center Karen Swanson
  • Team F.I.I.P. Carl Busch
  • WelchFilm Adam Welch

Group C Wednesday, August 3, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 @ 9:30pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Divergent Cinema Chase Stine
  • Gate 13 & Company Gabriel Tejeda
  • Gladhouse Studio Gary DeSomber
  • Jump The Shark Dayton Hayes
  • Krewe De Ten Scott Sales
  • Poplar Production Joshua Weber
  • Swordfish Creative Brett Stiles
  • Team First To Enter Thai Luong
  • Team last To Enter John Hansen
  • The Monkey Bunch Tyler Millard
  • The Unfathomable Possibilities Assembly Jared Sackett

Group D Wednesday, August 3, 2016 @ 7:15pm
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 @ 9:45pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 5th Ace Films Will Riordan
  • DEFT Bruce Bales
  • Dok Studios Johnny Reeves
  • Honorable Mention Laura Peppers
  • Jackson Galactic Kenny Jackson
  • One Genome Short Productions Gabriel Rowold
  • Owl Mode Scott Ver Mulm
  • Primitive Filmworks Jeff Gray
  • Silver Screeners Cole Needham
  • Two Creek Productions Jeremiah Scavo
  • Wilkinson Films Matt Wilkinson

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