The 48 Hour Film Project

The Indianapolis 48 Hour Film Project

Indianapolis Filmmakers Take to the Streets

This weekend 500 filmmakers from Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis 48HFP.

Register for the Indianapolis 48 Hour Film Project now!

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Indianapolis 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!

Indianapolis 48HFP Events


Date  Friday, August 1
Time  6:00pm - 7:00pm
Place  Hinge Bureau, 719 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203
Notes  Kickoff is on First Friday in Fountain Square. Front doors are on Virginia Avenue.


Date  Sunday, August 3
Time  6:30-9:30pm (by 7:30pm to be on time!)
Place  Hinge Bureau, 719 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203

Premiere Screenings

Date  August 9, 2014
Time  6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m.
Place  Tobias Theater at IMA, 4000 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Tickets  $10 for one group; $20 for two or more (purchase them here)
Notes  Save money by attending all three screenings for $20. Three pack tickets are available here: ... Note, online ticketing will end at noon on the day of the screenings. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Indianapolis 48HFP Links


Required Elements

to be announced

Required Media

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

  • (preferred) a self-contained Quicktime file
    - codecs for HD: preferred format is h.264 blu-ray .m4v/.wav with data bitrate at least 11Mbps (target bitrate) or 13.33Mbps (maximum bitrate), DVCProHD, HDV, or any native codec from Final Cut Pro, Premiere, or iMovie.
    - codecs for SD: codecs for SD: DV-NTSC, H.264 with a data rate of at least 16Mbps, or any native codec from Final Cut Pro, Premiere, or iMovie.
    - submission formats: a data DVD or a USB flash drive
  • miniDV
  • DVD

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Registered Teams

#MadeYouLook48, Scott Telle
3 O'clock, Jim Dougherty
Blue September Films, Kristin Montgomery
Buffoonery Films, Michelle Fritz
Collective Brain, Ain Embry
Cooler Than Whales, Laura Ellsworth
Day Job Films, Gareth Davis
Dewey Won, Robert Scheer
Dharma, Mark Rosenau
Digital Diction, Roy Chamberlin
Dinosaur Riders, Scott Gray
Fair Creek, Tylor Smith
Finger Puppet Mafia, Christopher Zazzeti
Florescentblack Productions, Connor Delaney
Get The Storm, brandon benz
JumpCuts, Ben Yonker
Kind of Epic Films, David West
Lacks Direction Pictures, Patrick Hettle
LDR Studios , Clark Crosser
Logical Guess Pictures, Steve Gibson
Media 401, Daniel Katter
Nachos, Jack Lugar
Next Friday Films, Michael Muncy
Nostalgic Pictures, Ryan Meacham
ParaCinema, james wallace
Quiet Red Productions, Matthew Smith
Reel Fun, Yvonne McCann
Short Bus Talking Pictures, Terry Shepard
ShortPants, Tony Cardinali
Team Win, Adam Janeira
Texilliana, Zach McFarlen
The Famous Ape, Andy Jacobs
The Raving Lunatic Show, Ryan Cameron
Vision Films, Kevin Blackwell