Des Moines, Iowa July 21 - 23, 2017

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Des Moines 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 Des Moines will be listed on this page after kickoff.
  • Media: You must submit your film according to the formats listed lower 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: Apple ProRES , H.264, MPEG-4
  • Media: Data DVD, USB Thumb Drive
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9), Anamorphic
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: AAC (.aac), WAV (.wav)

Required Elements

  • Character: Freddy or Fiona Brown, Poet
  • Prop: a rubber band
  • Line: "You heard what she said."

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 23, 2017 @ 6:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Des Moines Social Club - Viaduct Gallery
900 Mulberry St. Des Moines 50309

Premiere Screenings

Group A: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group C: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Fleur Cinema
4545 Fleur Drive, Des Moines 50321

Best Of Screening

Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Fleur Cinema
4545 Fleur Drive, Des Moines 50321

Screening Groups

Group A Wednesday, August 2, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Arbitrare Films Ezra Halter
  • Extempore Pictures Kirk Peterson
  • Gladhouse Studio Gary DeSomber
  • Metro Oscar Mayer Thai Luong
  • Ok, Great Elyse Sinklier
  • Primitive Filmworks Jeff Gray
  • Silver Eagle Productions Lando McPherson
  • Suburbians Jacob Roush
  • Trans-Iowa Canal Company Les Roth
  • Two Creek Productions Jeremiah Scavo
  • white poison industries Nick Strickland
  • Zef Rafaz Productions Fez Zafar

Group B Wednesday, August 2, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • (Pro) Crastinator Laura Peppers
  • 1 MAYHEM NATION Kevin Tobey
  • BOSS BITCH Andrea Markowski
  • Dok Studios Johnny Reeves
  • Jump The Shark Dayton Hayes
  • One Genome Short Productions Gabriel Rowold
  • Porkchop & Sushi Lia Brown
  • Saladfist Kevin Thorn
  • Shoot n Scoot Sharyn O'Connor
  • shout about. Cooper Maahs
  • Team Last To Enter John Hansen
  • The Unfathomable Possibilities Assembly Jared Sackett

Group C Thursday, August 3, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Bad Medicine Films Brad Seidenfeld
  • Civil Union Gabriel Tejeda
  • Firetrucker Films Scott Kaven
  • Fried Ice Mason McGrew
  • Jackson Galactic Kenny Jackson
  • Molten Lotion Bickley Riley
  • Owl Mode Scott Ver Mulm
  • Poplar Production Joshua Weber
  • Shrieking Tree Justin Norman
  • Sliding Rock Productions Corey Henderson
  • Team FIIP Carl Busch
  • Tiny Explosions Patrick Boberg

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