The 48 Hour Film Project

The Chicago 48 Hour Film Project

Chicago Filmmakers Take to the Streets

This weekend 800 filmmakers from Chicago are making films in the 48 Hour Film Project! All of completed films will screen on the dates below.

There are still a few slots available in the Chicago 48HFP.

Register for the Chicago 48 Hour Film Project now!

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Chicago will be listed to the right.
  • Media: You must submit your film on one of the media listed to the right.
  • 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/FAQ: You should make sure that your film complies with our rules. If you have questions about the rules, the best place to go is our faq.
  • 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: The location to drop off your film is listed below.
  • Coda: Be safe! Make great films! Good luck!

Chicago 48HFP Events


Date  Friday, August 22
Time  6:00pm - 7:00pm
Place  Magnanimous Media, 600 W Cermak Rd, Third Floor Chicago, IL 60608
Notes  Look for entry signage on third floor location!


Date  Sunday, August 24
Time  7:30 PM (by 7:30pm to be on time!)
Place  Magnanimous Media, 600 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60608
Notes  Look for entry signage for dropoff location!

Premiere Screenings

Date  August 26-27, 2014
Time  6:30 - 8:30 / 8:30 - 11:30
Place  New 400 Theaters, 6746 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60626

Chicago 48HFP Links


Photo by Kelvin Kay.

Required Elements

to be announced

Required Media

For the Chicago 48HFP, your film must be submitted on one of the following media:

  • (preferred) a self-contained Quicktime or AVI file
    - codecs for HD: Apple Pro-Res, Apple Intermediate, H.264, DVCProHD, HDV, Motion JPEG-A, or any native codec from Final Cut, Premiere, Avid, iMovie, or MovieMaker
    - codecs for SD: DV-NTSC, or any of the codecs above
    - submission formats: a data DVD or a USB flash drive
  • miniDV
  • DVD

Our Sponsors

Registered Teams

#FlatlinedFilms, Joseph Miller
45 Films, Christopher Antolak
A Bright Afternoon, Spiro Siavelis
AMPT Films, Eddy Torigoe
Back 40 Productions, Mitch Apley
Beer cheese soup, Jerry Treml
C12, Kevin Longstreth
C47's Productions, Kelin Field
Caffiene Induced Films, Shawn White
CDM Productions, Nick Meriage
Chicago Filmmakers In Action, Stephen Patterson
Chooch Patrol, Christopher Dorsano
CinemaSolo, Bill Dyszel
Eight-Twelve Productions, Art Medina
Elegant in the Room, Jason Beaumont
Fair Enough Films, Nathan Fisher-Koeln
Figments of Imagination, Michael Palmaira
Flim Flam Films, Joe Barlow
Friends with Films, Charlie Hunt
Gesso, Nancy Khurana
Golden Smelt Productions, Jeff Harder
Good Bee Films , Roman Polanski
Goodbye Horses , Burton Bilharz
GTV Films, Jason Santo
Hard Times , charlie ensslin
Hobo Spaceship, Jaclyn Lerash
ICB Lombard, Scott Grenke
InsomniacDemoniacs , Michael Lepri
Insurgent Productions, Andrew Friend
JB, Gerald Baggot
Kick A Rock, Sergio Torres
MacGuffin Productions, Wayne Hsiao
Maniacal Moving Images, Ben Davies
Midwest Mad Hat Productions, Thomas Awrey
Monkey Eye Productions, Alexander Rott
Nihai Productions , Mihai Cavaliere
Pogo Productions, Paul Gall
R Underground, Bryen Hensley
Racine silent Ninjas, Benjamin Ehnert
SBME Team (prelim), Sandra Baskin
Scorpigator Films, Anthony Comito
SGS Releasing, Patrick O'Sullivan
St.Vitus Film, Tony Papaleo
Suburban Productions, Katlin Mulligan
Team Cinestone, Logan Stone
Team Macroloon, Alex Braun
Team Outcast, soraya caiola
Team Rad, Jordan Biagomala
Team S'mores, Alex Srednoselac
Team Sexy, Winston Linn
The Farrow Boys, whatever that means, Kevin Hricik
The Survey Corps, Christopher Dea
Visual Disturbance Productions, Michael Liacone
Wolfen Films, Joseph Greene
XLV3, Dirk Fletcher