The 48 Hour Film Project

The Detroit 48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project comes to Detroit on the weekend of July 10 - 12, 2015. Filmmakers from all over the Detroit 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.

Enter today! Space is limited.

This year, teams will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Once the initial registration is complete, we will add teams to a waiting list.

Early Bird Registration is $140. Teams must register on or before Monday, June 15 to get this special rate. Regular registration is $160. If teams register after Tuesday, June 30 they must pay a rate of $175.

Register for the Detroit 48 Hour Film Project now!

Detroit 48HFP Events


Date  Friday, July 10
Time  6:00 - 7:00pm
Place  Affirmations, 290 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
Notes  Team Leaders join us at 6PM on Friday July 10th for the big kickoff of the 2014 Detroit 48 Hour Film Project in the main meeting room first floor of the Affirmations Community Center in Ferndale. Metered parking is right out back of the facility. Kickoff starts at 6PM and teams will be released by 7PM to begin working on their films!


Date  Sunday, July 12
Time  6:30PM-8PM (by 7:30pm to be on time!)
Place  M-1 Studios, 362 Hilton Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
Notes  M-1 Studios in Ferndale is our film dropoff location, we will be there from 6PM to 8PM, films MUST be turned in with all paperwork by 7:30PM to be considered on time! Free street parking on the front of the building and the side lot. Note we are near a busy train tracks so plan accordingly to drop off on time!

Premiere Screenings

Date  Wed. July 22nd and Thurs. July 23rd 2015
Time  7-9PM and 9:15-11PM
Place  The Maple Theater, 4135 W Maple Rd, Bloomfield Twp, MI 48301
Tickets  10.00
Notes  The Maple Theater in Bloomfield Township is our fantastic host for our Detroit 48 Hour Film screenings! Films will be screened in four blocks, on Wed. July 22nd and Thurs. July 23rd 2015 in timeframes of 7-9PM and 9:15-11PM depending on which group you are with. Tickets will be $10 at the door for one screening or $17.50 to see both screenings in the same evening.

Awards Ceremony

Date  Tuesday, August 11
Time  7PM
Place  The Magic Bag Ferndale, 22920 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220
Notes  The Detroit 48 Hour Film Project Awards Ceremony will be held once again this year at The Magic Bag Ferndale on Tuesday August 11th 2015. More details to come!

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Registered Teams

52 Scripts, Scott Gordon
Actorsloft, Hugh Gall
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Detroit CD Productions, Brett Salamin
Detroit Film Studio, Charlene Jeter
eyeDeamotion, Markus Suehrer
Friends with Films, Charlie Hunt
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Play Nice, Sherry McLaughlin