The 48 Hour Film Project

The Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project

Exhausted Cleveland Teams Submit Films

Filmmaking teams from throughout the Cleveland area successfully completed a weekend of filmmaking. Films were due on Sunday, July 13 and the last few minutes before the deadline saw filmmakers, operating on little sleep and lots of adrenaline, rushing to get their films in on time.

All of the films that were submitted on Sunday night will screen on the dates below. Come see what Cleveland area filmmakers can do!

Filmmaker Blog

Want to hear about the Cleveland 48HFP from the filmmakers themselves? Then check out the Cleveland 48HFP filmmaker blog, where Cleveland 48HFP participants tell us stories of their wild weekend of filmmaking.

Cleveland 48HFP Events

New Amsterdam Vodka 48HFP Invitational

Date  Friday, August 1
Time  6:00pm-7:00pm
Place  TBD
Notes  Cleveland is one of 25 cities around the U.S. selected to participate in this special 48 hour filmmaking invitational sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka. The top five filmmaking teams from this summer's 48HFP (as determined by our panel of judges) will be invited to participate in this competition. Teams will have 48 hours to create their short film about Cleveland and show the world "This is my town" while featuring New Amsterdam Vodka products in the film. These five films will be screened at the "Best Of" screening on August 7th at the Capitol Theatre along with the other top 48HFP films--participants in the NAV Invitational have a shot at winning $1000 Best NAV Film in Cleveland or the $5000 grand prize!

Premiere Screenings

Date  July 22nd & 23rd
Time  7:00pm and 9:30pm July 22nd and 7:00pm only July 23rd
Place  Tower City Cinemas, 230 Huron Rd., Cleveland OH 44113
Tickets  $10 or $12 (purchase them here)
Notes  Check out the world premier screenings of the 2014 Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project. Support the filmmakers by attending the films as they're shown in all of their glory up on the big screen at Tower City Cinemas. Purchase tickets in advance because these screenings will sell out! There are different films in each screening so make sure you review the list so you can support your favorite team. Films are not rated and may contain language or mature content.

Pre and Post Screening mingle at Lincoln Tap House. Eat, drink and hang out with filmmakers from the 2014 Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project before and after their films are shown on the big screen!

230 Prospect Avenue

New VIP Seating this year! In addition to the regular ticket price we're also offering special VIP Early Seating. For just a couple of extra dollars you can enter the theatre 10 minutes before it's open to the general public so you can have your pick of the best seats in the house! All seating is general admission, there are a limited number of VIP seats available for each screening.

Multi-Screening Passes
Catch the world premier of ALL of this year's 48HFP films at Tower City Cinemas for a discounted rate. Includes VIP Early Seating so you can get the best seats in the house! Passes are good for one person only and are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

Passes are $28 and only sold online-for more information visit Want to make the most of your 48HFP experience and attend ALL of the ticketed events? Get the 48HFP All-Access Pass and attend all three world premier screenings at Tower City, the Best Of Screening at the Capitol Theatre, and the Awards Ceremony at the Marriott for the discounted rate of just $48! All access passes are available at

Screening Group A-July 22nd at 7:00pm
Listing is alphabetical by team name; this may not be the order in which films screen.

Invite folks to Screening Group A using Facebook

"Ellie" by 1 Gnarly Direction
"The Legend of Skunk Ape" by Conrad Studios
"Domestic" by Cosmic Octopus
"Road to Rivera" by Dark Horses
"Ristretto" by Evil Pony Pictures
"Sierra" by FNA Productions
"Alternate Ending" by KTFilms
"Black Bart" by Labyrinth Films
"No Escape" by One Million Moms
"The Therapist" by Team RoseVault

Screening Group B-July 22nd at 9:30pm
Listing is alphabetical by team name; this may not be the order in which films screen.

Invite folks to Screening Group B using Facebook

"New Dad" by Aldous Mustache
"Dated" by Film Down For What?
"A Cold Night on Polk Street" by Gone Fishin' Productions
"Wedding Bells and Bullet Shells" by Lakeside Studios
"The Young Hero's Journey" by Majestic Home Productions
"A cup of your finest" by My Albatross
"Grounded" by Opus Creatix Films
"Spare Me" by Ubstar Productions
"GROUNDS FOR ELIMINATION" by Velvet Buck Productions
"Regrets" by Wabi-Sabi
"In Process" by White Midnight
"Measure for Measure" by World Without Windows Films

Screening Group C-July 23rd at 7:00pm
Listing is alphabetical by team name; this may not be the order in which films screen.

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"Family Choices" by 100 Aker Films
"Love Notes" by Confluence Productions
"Black Coffee" by dIsOrGaNiZeD PiCtUrEs
"Lethal" by Fiorella Brothers
"Childs Play" by Harper Productions
"Nuevo Paraiso" by Indiecisive Films
"Irregular Joe" by LOTP Films
"A Pad and A Pistol" by Lu Korvette Inc
"The Curator" by Quick and Painless
"Coffee and Checkers" by Right of Way
"Baby Blues" by Rubber City Productions
"Road to Recovery" by Thespis per Lacus Media

Best Of Screening

Date  Thursday, August 7
Time  7:00pm
Place  Capitol Theatre, 1390 West 65th Street, Cleveland, OH 44102
Notes  This special screening will feature all of the top award-nominated films from the 2014 Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project. We're excited to be in the Capitol Theatre for the first time ever.
List of films screening will be posted the week of the screening. Tickets will go on sale at that time as well. All info on films and purchasing tickets will be available on this page at that time.

Wrap Party

Date  Thursday, August 7
Time  9:00pm - midnight (starts immediately after Best Of screening)
Place  Cleveland Marriott Hotel, 127 Public Square Cleveland, OH 44114
Notes  Join us for a very special Awards Ceremony & Wrap Party for the 2014 48 Hour Film Project. The event will begin immediately following the Best Of screening at the Capitol Theatre--the second floor atrium of the Marriott, which is just a short drive from the Capitol. There will be appetizers, a cash bar, a DJ, and of course the announcement of all the award winning films from this year's 48HFP!

Tickets for the Awards Ceremony & Wrap Party are $15/person and are ONLY available online at Or purchase the All-Access Pass and attend ALL of the 48HFP ticketed events including the Awards Ceremony for a discounted rate.

Cleveland 48HFP Links


Required Elements

Character  Steve or Stephanie Rivera, Barista
Prop  a trophy
Line  "I know why you're here." or ("I know why you are here.")

Our Sponsors

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Screening Groups

Group A
Screening on Tuesday, July 22 @ 7:00pm

1 Gnarly Direction, Kyle Harley
Conrad Studios, Matthew Ward
Cosmic Octopus, Daniel Clement
Dark Horses, Pauline Nowakowski
Evil Pony Pictures, Matt Petrunak
FNA Productions, Len Ganley
KTFilms, Kevin Taylor
Labyrinth Films, Julie Simon
One Million Moms, David Wester
Team RoseVault, Stephen Miller

Group B
Screening on Tuesday, July 22 @ 9:30pm

Aldous Mustache, Jeffrey Lange
Film Down For What?, Matthew Nehez
Gone Fishin' Productions, Chris Bilecki
Lakeside Studios, John B. Frenden
Majestic Home Productions, Victoria Wilhelm
My Albatross, David Thonnings
Opus Creatix Films, Collin Breimeier
Ubstar Productions, Candace Horne
Velvet Buck Productions, Donn Nottage
Wabi-Sabi, Alexis Scharrer
White Midnight, Scott Brosius
World Without Windows Films, Nate Miller

Group C
Screening on Wednesday, July 23 @ 7:00pm

100 Aker Films, Christofer Gutekunst
Confluence Productions, Michael Smith
dIsOrGaNiZeD PiCtUrEs, Shawn Michelle Henry
Fiorella Brothers, Nick Fiorella
Harper Productions, Antonio Harper
Indiecisive Films, Chris Sarris
LOTP Films, Elton Lytle
Lu Korvette Inc, Lucas Horvat
Quick and Painless, Janez Ambrozic
Right of Way, Michael Faddoul
Rubber City Productions, Kelly Pangle
Thespis per Lacus Media, Byron Brubaker