The 48 Hour Film Project

The Melbourne 48 Hour Film Project

Melbourne Filmmakers Take to the Streets

This weekend filmmakers from Melbourne 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 Melbourne 48HFP.

Register for the Melbourne 48 Hour Film Project now!

Here are some important notes for 48HFP filmmakers:

  • Elements: The required elements for Melbourne 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!

Melbourne 48HFP Events


Date  5 September (Friday)
Time  18:00-19:00
Place  The Cube, ACMI, ACMI, Fed Square, Melbourne


Date  7 September (Sunday)
Time  6:00pm - 9:00pm (by 19:30 to be on time!)
Place  The Cube, ACMI , ACMI, Fed Square, Melbourne

Premiere Screenings

Date  22nd - 26th September
Time  7:30PM
Place  CInema 2, ACMI (Australian Center for the Moving Image), ACMI, Fed Square, Melbourne
Tickets  $18/$20 (purchase them here)

Best Of Screening

Date  3 October (Friday)
Time  7:30PM
Place  ACMI, ACMI, Fed Square, Melbourne
Tickets  $25 (purchase them here)

Melbourne 48HFP Links


Photo by David Iliff.

Required Elements

to be announced

Required Media

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

  • a self-contained Quicktime file on either:
    - data DVD
    - USB flash drive
  • Codecs: (8 min will fit on 8GB USB)
    - Final Cut 6 (or newer): ProRes HQ
    - Final Cut 5 (or older): DVCPROHD
    - Avid: DNxHD 120
    - Vegas Pro: DVCPRO50
  • Resolution: SD (720x576) or HD (1920x1080)
  • Frame Rate: 25fps (PAL)
  • Ratio: 16:9 anamorphic (Widescreen)

We highly recommend you submit a second copy of your film in another format in case we cannot use your Quicktime version. Only files that can be played in Final Cut Pro or Quicktime Player will be accepted.

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