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 Registration Opens: Tuesday, May 9

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 19
  • Regular: $178 USD/team ends Wed, Jul 5
  • Late: $198 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 14

Detroit 48HFP Meet and Greet

Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cultivate Coffee and Tap House
307 N River St, Ypsilanti 48198

Join us for the first meet and greet of the 2017 season. Come on out to Ypsilanti and learn more about the 48 Hour Film Project - Detroit. Cultivate was just voted best bar in Michigan on Yelp, so feel free to turn this meet and greet into a brew and crew. Find other filmmakers or join a team. Or grab a cup of coffee or tea and talk shop with others in the area.

RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 14, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 16, 2017
by 7:30pm to be on-time

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

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

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