Detroit, Michigan July 22 - 24, 2016

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Detroit 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 Detroit 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: H.264 (preferred), Apple ProRES , MPEG-4
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.mp4)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD

Required Elements

  • Character: Lucas or Lily Elepano, Coach
  • Prop: a mug
  • Line: "You don't know anything." (or "You do not know anything.")

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 24, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
31005 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills 48334

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

31005 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills 48334

Detroit 48HFP Screening Groups A & B

Tue, Aug 2, 2016 @ 7:00pm - 11:30pm
Main Art Landmark Theatre
118 N Main St, Royal Oak 48067

Tickets are $10 per person. Each team leader gets to free comp tickets.

RSVP via facebook

Detroit 48HFP Screening Groups C

Wed, Aug 3, 2016 @ 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Main Art Landmark Theatre
118 N Main St, Royal Oak 48067

Tickets are $10 per person. Each team leader gets two free comp tickets.

RSVP via facebook

Screening Groups

Group A Saturday, July 23, 2016

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Actors Loft Hugh Gall
  • Detroit Film Studio Charlene Jeter
  • Easy Ease & the Keyframes Brendan Martin
  • FIYARtv Jonathan Jackson
  • Flying Monkey Films Parmod Mukhi
  • GO Great Lakes Productions Daniel Belleville
  • IATL Productions Paul Oparka
  • Kung Fury Alex Kemp
  • MHT Studios Michael Taylor
  • Play Nice Sherry McLaughlin
  • Rising Suns Productions chin yang
  • Rocket Boot Studios Howard Randolph
  • The Veering Tangents Elbert Lilly
  • Who Shot First Productions Allie Romero

Group B Saturday, July 23, 2016

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • CAMTASTIC FOUR William Bradley
  • Control Alt Delete Andy Blockno
  • Courageous Lion Cinema Johnny Flynn
  • Detroit City Kitties Katelin Maylum
  • EPOS Productions Matt Petrunak
  • Four Horsemen Films Jacob Mendez
  • Friends with Films Charlie Hunt
  • Fruit Basket jacobi pavlica
  • Gretta Nanners Robert Marrocco
  • MCM Films Jeffrey Moore
  • Multiversal Pictures Michael Rizzo
  • RED Films Davonte Smith
  • Rugged Productions Jacob Farah
  • Saving Harambe Timothy Smith
  • VernaJune Ent. Jeff Swerdan

Group C Saturday, July 23, 2016

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 52 Scripts Scott Gordon
  • Action Axis Dave Dork
  • Bucksnort Mandy Looney
  • Chicken Circle brad gallagher
  • Failed Attempt Productions Nick Betleski
  • Holiday Park Productions Joe Harris
  • L. I. V. I. N. David Oster, Jr.
  • Metro City Erik Hildebrandt
  • Metro Swarm Intelligence Leanne Shultz
  • Natural 20 Films Michael Seidl
  • Rfgcc Aaron Blockno
  • Silvertongue Studios Nolan Elias
  • Sum of 4 Studios Jeff Metzner
  • Vocal Goats Rob Rose

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