New Haven, Connecticut July 28 - 30, 2017

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 28 - 30, 2017

The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!

Filmmakers from all over the New Haven, CT 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 at Filmapalooza 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees

  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 28
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Last Monday Movie Night on the OS Patio before Kick-Off

Mon, Jul 24, 2017 @ 5:00pm - 11:00pm
The Outer Space / Ballroom
295 Treadwell Street, Hamden 06514

It's our last Monday Movie Patio night before our filming weekend!


By now, you know the drill.....


On the 2nd & 4th Monday nights of June/July/ August the 
#NHV48HFP will sponsor a movie night in the patio are of The Outer Space / The Ballroom. Each film won't start till trivia is done & it's dark out back (so about 9:00 pm). The movie will be a surprise - but it will start with a preview of an award winning 48 hour film from New Haven's past! 

We will be hanging around on these Mondays to have mix & mingle happy hours from 5:00 - 7:00 for those of you trying to find a team or for anyone who wants some more information about the New Haven 48 Hour Film Project! Then we will test our minds with trivia shortly after 7:00 pm before we venture to the patio to see what feature awaits us on the screen at 9:00 pm!

The #NHV48HFP previews before the features will be:

JULY Monday Movie Nights:
July 24th - Turning the Tables by Classic Stanley

AUGUST Monday Movie Nights:
August 14th - Cornered by J.Henderson Media 
August 28th - Still Life by Dutch Elm Disease


*No cover charge for these nights & always weather permitting! (Unless like last time when the rain started & we just moved inside to the OS stage!)

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48 Tips & Helpful Hints

Wed, Jul 26, 2017 @ 6:00pm
Baobab Tree Studios
71 Orange Street, New Haven 06510

We will be having our annual week of shooting last minute tips night!  Join us at our Sponsors Baobab Tree Studios where we will go over helpful hints to have a great 48 weekend!  We will go over rules, answer questions, and offer all the tips & hints that we can!  

You will also be able to get a tour of Baobab Tree Studios and hear about the special prize they are offering to the #NHV48HFP this year!


Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 28, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Outer Space / Ballroom
295 Treadwell Street, Hamden 06514

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 30, 2017 @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
The Outer Space / Ballroom
295 Treadwell Street, Hamden 06514

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $8.00 USD PURCHASE
Group A: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 @ 9:30pm
Group C: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Strand Theatre
165 Main Street, Seymour CT
For 1 Screening Group: Advance tix = $8.00 in advance (link above)





If you chose to make life harder on your favorite #NHV48HFP City Producers & want to purchase tickets at the Strand the night of the screenings then it is all $10.00 per screening group. No multi screening discount. $10 = 1 group / $20 = 2 groups / $30 = 3 groups
We will still love you  - but will mock you while we say cash or credit at the Strand :)

Please Note: There is a FB event for each screening group with all the ticket link options as well.








RSVP via facebook

Required Media

  • Video Codec: Apple ProRES , H.264
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 24 FPS (23.976) (preferred), 30 FPS (29.97)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced (preferred), Interlaced

Screening Groups

Group A Wednesday, August 2, 2017 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Clear Lens Michal Trzaska
  • Connecticut FilmWorks David Distinti
  • Dutch Elm Disease Benjamin Hecht
  • Handheld Pictures Neel Razdan
  • Meat Sweats bryan metzger
  • One Side Negleted Anna Marra
  • Plan R Films Ian D'Amelia
  • Run to the Hills Gordon Olivea
  • Shaken not Blurred Adam Shopis
  • So You Think You Can Film Jeanne Gibbs
  • TremendousProductions.net William Carpenter

Group B Wednesday, August 2, 2017 @ 9:30pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Classic Stanley Matt Duranti
  • Dada & The Human Tripod Doug Poger
  • Foxtrot Uniform Timothy Brodeur
  • Happenstance Productions Adam Berlingeri
  • I thought this was a 5k Tiffany Ferris
  • Johnny Red's Film Fanatics Richard MacDonald
  • Local Scene Laura Stansel
  • NewBreed Films Brian Kuenn
  • Perfect Pitch Productions Cassie Steele
  • Pie Crust Pictures Deni Nakonencni
  • Red Wine with Fish Bob Leader
  • The Sad News Bears Vincent Gianfredi III

Group C Thursday, August 3, 2017 @ 7:00pm

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Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Balderdash Productions Kacie Quinn
  • CART ENTERTAINMENT jv harvey
  • Derby Neck Library Productions Ian Parsells
  • Eldritch Media Mark Patrylak
  • eolnh Ryan Licwinko
  • Jolly Bunny Films Abigail Friend
  • Lagerheads Connor McDonald
  • Making Pretend Mike Chuney
  • Sick Flow Media Group aaron sandler
  • Steamed Cheese Productions Biagio Gulino
  • Wakand's Children Gerald Lingard
  • Wax Idiotical Films Mark Marshall

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