Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 22 - 24, 2018

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee 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), Apple ProRES , MPEG-4, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov) (preferred), MPEG 4 (.mp4)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Pixel Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced (preferred)
  • Audio Codec: MPEG4 (.mp4) (preferred), WAV (.wav)
  • Audio Bit Rate: 128 kbps (preferred)
  • Audio Sample Rate: 48 kHz (preferred)
  • Maximum File Size: 3.0GB (preferred), 1.0GB, 2.0GB

Registration Fees

  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jun 22
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jun 22, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Twisted Path Distillery
2018 S. 1st Street, Milwaukee WI. 53207

Registration table will be near the stage.  Genre's will be chosen and the three elements (Prop, Character and Line of Dialogue) will be handed out in plenty of time for you to hit the streets to begin making your films.  Come early if you like. We will be ready check you in by 5:30pm.


Twisted Path Distillery - (Northeast Corner of Beecher and 1st Street) - 2018 S. 1st Street, Milwaukee WI 53207

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jun 24, 2018 @ 5:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Art*Bar
722 East Burleigh Street, Milwaukee 53212

Films must be received by 7:30PM to be considered "On Time."  Producer will wait an additional hour 8:30PM for "late entries."  For entries later than Sunday @ 8:30PM to be entered for the Premiere Screening, Please call or text Warren at 414-403-5083.

Premiere Screenings

Thu, Jun 28, 2018
Marcus Bistroplex Southridge
5210 S. 76th Street Greendale 53129

"The Restaurant that Serves Movies"

Best Of Screening

Fri, Jul 20, 2018 @ 8:00pm
Times Cinema
5906 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee WI 53208

Participating Teams

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

  • B/S Incorporated Simon Earle
  • Bad Example Productions David Kaye
  • Beer Barons Elizabeth Krueger
  • Chair on Stair Films Derek Pfister
  • Evil Genuises Jo Vizzini
  • ISR MKE Rusty Cwiklis
  • LongWalk Media Jonathon Kelley
  • MadFox Productions MadFox Productions
  • Moleskin Productions Jeffrey Roush
  • Nice Melons Films William Loper
  • OpenBox Strategies Nik Nelson
  • Scrumbags Chris Mier
  • Throw A Stone Sergio Torres
  • Wales Raiders Scott Curty

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