The 48 Hour Film Project

The Minneapolis 48 Hour Film Project

Returning in 2015

The 48 Hour Film Project will return to Minneapolis the weekend of June 5 - 7, 2015. Filmmakers from all over the Minneapolis 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 for the title "Best 48 Hour Film of 2015".

Registration opens Tuesday, April 7. Early Bird Registration is $140. Teams must register on or before Monday, May 11 to get this special rate. Regular registration is $160. If teams register after Tuesday, May 26 they must pay a rate of $175.

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Click here for the results of the Minneapolis 48HFP 2014.

Minneapolis 48HFP Events

48HFP Registration Kick-Off Party at Saint Paul Athletic Club

Date  Tuesday, April 7
Time  6-9p
Place  Saint Paul Athletic Club, 340 Cedar St. #5 Saint Paul, MN 55101
Notes  The countdown begins with the opening of the registration. Team leaders and team members gather to celebrate the kick off to register for this year’s 48.

Filmmaker Speed Dating

Date  Tuesday, April 21
Time  7PM
Place  TBD
Notes  This isn’t your run of the mill mixer. Adopting the “speed dating” platform, filmmakers are given just 5 minutes to network one-on-one with someone and rotate.

Cinco De Mayo Meet & Greet Mixer

Date  Tuesday, May 5
Time  7PM
Place  TBD
Notes  By now more filmmakers will have registered to compete. This will be the opportunity for newcomers to get their name out and meet the other participants.

Editing Workflow Workshop

Date  Tuesday, May 12
Time  7PM
Place  TBD
Notes  Filmmakers will hear from experienced crewmembers for tips and tricks on the technical and post production side of filmmaking.

Mixer at Cinema Lounge

Date  Wednesday, May 20
Time  7PM
Place  Bryant Lake Bowl, 810 W. Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55408
Notes  Cinema Lounge brings in filmmakers from all around the Twin Cities, the social hour is dedicated to networking for the 48.

Costume Rentals Workshop

Date  Tuesday, May 26
Time  7PM
Place  Costume Rentals, 855 E. Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
Notes  Filmmakers are invited to an acting workshop held inside Costume Rentals. Afterwards, filmmakers are welcome to tour the venue and browse over 30,000 costumes.


Date  Friday, June 5
Time  to be announced
Place  to be announced
Notes  Team Leaders will draw their genres and be given the required elements to use in their film. The 48 hours to write, shoot and edit their film begins.


Date  Sunday, June 7
Time  to be announced (by 7:30pm to be on time!)
Place  to be announced
Notes  Team Leaders return to the drop-off point and hand in their films.

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