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, Court Métrage.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 3
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 18
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 28
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team? City Email List

Meet & Greet at Veracious!

Thu, Jul 13, 2017 @ 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Veracious Brewing Company
246 Main St. Monroe 06468
It's almost Kick-off weekend, so we're hosting another Happy Hour Meet & Greet Night. Join us on Thursday July 13th at our newest sponsor the Veracious Brewing Company in Monroe CT! We will be there to talk 48s & enjoy great CT beer! This location is open to all ages!

For everyone there for the #NHV48HFP meet & greet you can start the night out with a sample 4 oz pour of one of the delicious brews, then make your choice & start connecting! Please note, there is no kitchen at the Brewery, however you can bring your own food or place an order to be delivered from one of the many take out menus!

There will be Trivia at some point so we can either make a team or two and join in that fun. Or we can grab a table near where the beer is made to keep the 48HFP conversation going! It's a fantastic spot to talk, drink, and even shoot a short film or two. We will be there from about 5:00 until they close & kick us out at 9:00! Come on over & join us!

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

Wed, Aug 2, 2017 @ 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Strand Theatre
165 Main Street, Seymour CT

Participating Teams

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

  • Classic Stanley Matt Duranti
  • Connecticut FilmWorks David Distinti
  • Dada & The Human Tripod Doug Poger
  • Dutch Elm Disease Benjamin Hecht
  • Foxtrot Uniform Timothy Brodeur
  • I thought this was a 5k Tiffany Ferris
  • Johnny Red's Film Fanatics Richard MacDonald
  • Jolly Bunny Films Abigail Friend
  • Making Pretend Mike Chuney
  • NewBreed Films Brian Kuenn
  • One Side Negleted Anna Marra
  • Plan R Films Ian D'Amelia
  • Red Wine with Fish Bob Leader
  • Shaken not Blurred Adam Shopis
  • Sick Flow Media Group aaron sandler
  • The Sad News Bears Vincent Gianfredi III
  • Wax Idiotical Films Mark Marshall
  • Wobble of a Lamb's Tail Leah Russell

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