Des Moines, Iowa July 20 - 22, 2018

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 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!


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 25
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 10
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 20
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 20, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Des Moines Social Club - Kum & Go Theater
901 Cherry Street Des Moines 50309

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 22, 2018
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Des Moines Social Club - Kum & Go Theater
901 Cherry Street Des Moines 50309

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Wed, Aug 1, 2018
Group B: Wed, Aug 1, 2018
Group C: Thu, Aug 2, 2018
Group D: Thu, Aug 2, 2018
Fleur Cinema
4545 Fleur Drive, Des Moines 50321

Participating Teams

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

  • Agic Production Sanjin Agic
  • Baseball Team John Krantz
  • Conjunction Media David Dubczak
  • DEFT Bruce Bales
  • Diplodocus Pictures Ryan Sanderson
  • Dok Studios Johnny Reeves
  • Fake News Matt Tribble
  • Feature Presentation Silas Pippitt
  • Fellow Kids Jacob Meade
  • Fried Ice Mason McGrew
  • Gladhouse Studio Gary DeSomber
  • GreySpark Productions Andrew Richlen
  • IDFW Charlotte Hilker
  • Keep The Change Films Sid Juwarker
  • LightSmith Media Justin Smith
  • Molten Lotion Bickley Riley
  • Nameless Productions Clara Carlson
  • One Genome Short Productions Gabriel Rowold
  • Primitive Filmworks Jeff Gray
  • Sea Urchin Productions Daniel Kauten
  • Silver Eagle Productions Lando McPherson
  • Sliding Rock Productions Corey Henderson
  • Slow AF Thai Luong
  • Specter Imagery & Films Blaire Burns
  • Team F.I.I.P. Carl Busch
  • The FINE Group Aaron Bandy
  • The Unfathomable Possibilities Assembly Jared Sackett
  • Tiny Explosions Patrick Boberg
  • Trans-iowa Canal Company Les Roth
  • Two Creek Productions Jeremiah Scavo
  • WRINKLED SHORTS Scott Sales
  • white poison industries Nick Strickland

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