New Haven, Connecticut July 29 - 31, 2016

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over New Haven 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 New Haven will be listed on this page after kickoff.
  • Media: You must submit your film according to the formats listed 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: 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

Required Elements

  • Character: Leon or Leona Midnight, Fortune Teller
  • Prop: a lollipop
  • Line: "Oh, hell no."

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 31, 2016 @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
The Outer Space / Ballroom
295 Treadwell Street, Hamden 06514

Films & paperwork need to be turned in by &;30 pm SHARP to be considered On-Time and eligible for all awards.

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $8.00 USD PURCHASE
Group A: Wed, Aug 3, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Wed, Aug 3, 2016 @ 9:30pm
Group C: Thu, Aug 4, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Group D: Thu, Aug 4, 2016 @ 9:30pm
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall St, New Haven 06511

The Screenings will take place at the Whitney Humanities Center.

Group A - Wednesday August 3rd at 7:00 pm

Group B - Wednesday August 3rd at 9:30 pm

Group C - Thursday August 4th at 7:00 pm

Group D - Thursday August 4th at 9:30 pm

Advance Ticket Sales!!!!!

Brown Paper Tickets

1 screening group $8.00

2 screenings on the same night $15.00

All 4 screening groups $25.00

The venue DOES NOT ALLOW CASH TIX SALES, so please buy in advance and take advantage of the lower rates.

Door tix sales the night of (credit card only)

1 screening group $10.00

2 screenings on the same night $18.00

All 4 screening groups $30.00

RSVP via facebook

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $15.00 USD
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Criterion Cinemas
86 Temple Street, New Haven 06510

For the Best of NHV48HFP we will have a 2 part night!

First the screening at the Criterion from 6:00pm - 8:00pm Those screening will be announced after the judges make selections.

Then

The Awards Night Event!

We will head to the Outer Space Ballroom for the awards presentation & PARTY starting around 8:30 pm!!!!!!

Ticket info link will be up soon:

$15.00 for ticket to the screening (at the Criterion) & Awards Presentation & Party (at the Outer Space Ballroom)

If you can only make the party there will also be a $10.00 Awards Presentation & Party ticket sold at the Outer Space Box Office the day of the event.

Screening Groups

Group A Wednesday, August 3, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Connecticut FilmWorks David Distinti
  • Digital Kinetoscope Bryan Murphy
  • everyoneleavesnewhaven Ryan Licwinko
  • Foxtrot Uniform Timothy Brodeur
  • M2R Productions anthony Guarino
  • Making Pretend Mike Chuney
  • Mapleway Edmund Curran
  • No name Willy Familia
  • Rascal Stray Alex Kamb
  • Rushed Productions Kevin Mee

Group B Wednesday, August 3, 2016 @ 9:30pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Classic Stanley Matt Duranti
  • Clear Lens Michal Trzaska
  • Dada & The Human Tripod Doug Poger
  • Dutch Elm Disease Benjamin Hecht
  • Enormity Pictures Russ Martin
  • Midnight International Productions Byron Andreas Samuel Marcus Alfred Han
  • Team Art Li Martin
  • Wax Idiotical Films Mark Marshall
  • Who's on First Studios John Abbott
  • Wobble of a Lamb's Tail Leah Russell

Group C Thursday, August 4, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Corpus Quixote Co. Hyten Davidson
  • Cortelyou Roadshow Ryan Gallagher
  • Film HVN Michael Finnegan
  • Futura Films Christine Puglisi
  • Just Fix it in Post Wesley Ortiz
  • Knuckles & Associates Rick Lawson
  • Morenda Media/ SYAK Productions Ryan Mercatante
  • Plan R Films Ian D'Amelia
  • Smithline Productions Alexander Smithline

Group D Thursday, August 4, 2016 @ 9:30pm

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Dashcam Bandits Joe Tamayo
  • J.Henderson Media Jonathan Henderson
  • Lagerheads Connor McDonald
  • Perfect Pitch Productions Joselyn Gamper
  • RCA Squad Jessica Thompson
  • Team Hassett Andrew Hassett
  • The Next Generation TJ Noel-Sullivan
  • The River Warriors Anna Fishbeyn
  • The Zoetroopers Joel Vetsch
  • TheLast500 Ryan Cunningham

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