Detroit, Michigan July 14 - 16, 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 14 - 16, 2017

The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!

Filmmakers from all over the Detroit, MI area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Court Métrage.

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Registration Fees

  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Wed, Jul 5
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 14
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team? City Email List

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 14, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Ant Hall with Planet Ant Theater
2320 Caniff St, Hamtramck 48212
The 48 Hour Film Project: Detroit kicks off the filmmaking weekend at the new Ant Hall across the way from the Planet Ant Theater. This year, we continue with our double genre selection. Make sure to bring your team leader agreement.

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 16, 2017
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
31005 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills 48334

It's a race to the finish line so don't be distracted by all the sounds and flashing lights. The drop-off  is at Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum. Look for the giant clock at 31005 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334. It is right next to Buy Buy Baby and California Pizza Kitchen. Bring your films and all paperwork. Feel free to bring some quarters and check out this vintage arcade after a long weekend of filmmaking or get some sleep. 

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @ 9:30pm
Group C: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group D: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 @ 9:30pm
Main Art Landmark Theatre
118 N Main St, Royal Oak 48067

It's premiere night. Join us and watch what each team created during the filmmaking weekend. Grab some popcorn, it's showtime. Ticket pricing to be announced. Make sure to grab a ballot and vote for audience choice. 

Awards Ceremony

Tue, Aug 8, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 11:59pm
141 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale 48220

Join us at Orchid for our award ceremony on August 8th. We'll be handing out certificates and trophies to the best films in many categories. See if you film is the Best of Detroit. We'll hand out prizes to our winners. 

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

Participating Teams

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

  • 11-16 Productions Morgan Holsworth
  • Action Axis Dave Dork
  • Actors Loft Hugh Gall
  • Chicken Circle brad gallagher
  • Clean Slate Productions chin yang
  • DEaD JaMmeR Jeremy Rahn
  • Detroit CD Productions Brett Salamin
  • Fire Water Collective Mark Rinn
  • FireByrd Films Andrea Van Heerde
  • Friends with Films Charlie Hunt
  • Gatorfly JR Stuhrberg
  • GO Great Lakes Productions Daniel Belleville
  • Good Guacamole Media Jacob Farah
  • Holiday Park Productions Joe Harris
  • IATL Productions Paul Oparka
  • J & H Productions International Erik Olsen
  • Little Miss It Shoulda Been You Connor Renusch
  • Long Story Shorts Katina Reeves
  • Love Gone Viral Alyse Paquin
  • Melanin Media Nina Brownlee
  • Metro Swarm Intelligence Leanne Shultz
  • MHT Studios Michael Taylor
  • Nice Shirt Media Garrett Sammons
  • No. Go Away. Vincent Sabatini
  • NovelFilms Erik Hildebrandt
  • Outerstate Productions Theodore Anderson
  • Perrydise Films Tyler Wegrzyn
  • Play Nice Sherry McLaughlin
  • ROCKET BOOT STUDIOS Howard Randolph
  • Skwaaa Jason Gaines
  • Studio 1410 Davonte Smith
  • The CFC Joshua Barnett
  • Who Shot First Productions Allie Romero

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