Indianapolis, Indiana April 20 - 22, 2018

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis 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: H.264 (preferred), any native Final Cut Pro Codec, any native iMovie Codec, Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple ProRES , MPEG-4, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data Blu-Ray, Data DVD
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.m4v), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3), Anamorphic
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Square (1:1), Standard (4:3)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976), 25 FPS, 30 FPS (29.97), 24 FPS, 30 FPS
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
  • Audio Codec: WAV (.wav), MPEG4 (.mp4), MPEG3 (.mp3)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 128 kbps, 192 kbps, 256 kbps
  • Audio Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz

If at all possible, make sure it plays in QuickTime Player 7 or X on macOS.

Registration Fees

  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Apr 20
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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Apr 20, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Circle City Industrial Complex
1125 E Brookside Avenue

Circle City Industrial Complex is a very large space and it's easy to get lost in there if you go in the wrong door. You want to go in the door that has the cog that says, "CCIC, Indy Made," and then up the stairs. We'll make sure to have plenty of signs.

There is plenty of free parking available in a lot right across the street.

Dropoff Event

Sun, Apr 22, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Circle City Industrial Complex
1125 E Brookside Avenue

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.00 USD
Group A: Mon, Apr 30, 2018 @ 6:30pm
Group B: Tue, May 1, 2018 @ 6:30pm
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Toby Theater
4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis 46208

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for Indianapolis in only 48 hours.

  • 5 After 5 Productions Cameron Grimm
  • Blue September Films Kristin Montgomery
  • Buffoonery Films Michelle Fritz
  • Doing Both Productions Lash Gibson
  • Echoes of Phil Samuel Oates
  • Fair Creek Films Austin Owens
  • Introverse Productions Josh Carroll
  • Manmauji Films abhishek satham
  • Midlife Crisis Jim Dougherty
  • Mutant Geek Videos Jason Harris
  • Short Bus Talking Pictures Terry Shepard
  • Swag Chef Chef Allen Bell
  • T2 Productions Thomas Brown
  • Team Dharma Mark Rosenau
  • The Randoms Eric Crosby
  • The Tribe Keyen Macklin
  • Why April? Zach Watson

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