New Haven, Connecticut July 27 - 29, 2018

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 27 - 29, 2018

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 2019 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees

  • Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 2
  • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 17
  • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 27
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

NHV48HFP: Mix, Mingle and a Screening!

Wed, Jul 18, 2018 @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Best Video Film & Cultural Center
1842 Whitney Avenue, Hamden CT

 We're having another gathering!


Join us at Best Video Film & Cultural Center for a mix & mingle 48 night! Grab a coffee or some wine at the Best Video bar and chat up other 48ers! 

We kick off our filming weekend soon on July 27th, so this might be the last time to gather and secure cast & crew in a stress free & neutral 48 setting. We will be there to discuss 48ing and films in general. 

AND... 

We will be showing the best films of 2017!!!
If you missed these last year, or want to see the competition (we have a lot of returning teams) come and check out this screening!

“Apples for Bullies” by Jolly Bunny Films
“Absolution” by Clear Lens
“Play On” by everyoneleavesnewhaven
“Mama’s Dream” by Dutch Elm Disease
“G.R.C.E.” by Plan R Films
“Break” by Pie Crust Pictures
“Tryout” by Lagerheads
“Steeping” by Happenstance Productions
“The Saddest Day” by The Sad News Bears
“Friendly Advice in a Coffeeshop” by Wax Idiotical Films 
“And All Points In Between” by Making Pretend
“Big Shot” by The North Remembers #TeamGND
RSVP via facebook

Last Minute Tips & Helpful Hints for the NHV48HFP

Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Baobab Tree Studios
71 Orange Street, New Haven 06510
It's almost time!

The NHV48HFP filming weekend is happening THIS weekend! Kick off is Friday July 27th - but first we're having our annual Last Minute Tips & Helpful Hints Night!

Join us at Baobab Tree Studios and we will give you some 48 insights to help you out over the weekend!
RSVP via facebook

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 27, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Rough Draft
295 Treadwell Street, Hamden CT

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 29, 2018
by 7:30pm to be on-time
The Rough Draft
295 Treadwell Street, Hamden CT

Premiere Screenings

Wed, Aug 1, 2018 @ 7:00pm
The State House
310 State Street; New Haven

Best Of Screening

Fri, Aug 24, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Avenue; Bridgeport

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred), any native Final Cut Pro Codec, any native iMovie Codec, any native Premiere Codec, Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple ProRES , Avid DNxHD, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred)
  • File Type: Quicktime (.mov) (preferred)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3)
  • Pixel Ratio: Standard (4:3), Widescreen (16:9)
  • Frame Rate: 30 FPS (29.97) (preferred), 24 FPS (23.976), 25 FPS, 24 FPS, 30 FPS
  • Interlacing: Interlaced (preferred), 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
  • Maximum File Size: 3.0GB (preferred), 1.0GB, 2.0GB, 4.0GB

Participating Teams

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

  • Bounce Lounge Productions Haley Copes
  • CASAD Films Brian Colwell
  • Cinema Sisters Lisa Tedesco
  • Clear Lens Michal Trzaska
  • Connecticut FilmWorks David Distinti
  • Dada & The Human Tripod Doug Poger
  • Dutch Elm Disease Benjamin Hecht
  • Fix it in Post Wesley Ortiz
  • Good, Bad and the Fugly bryan metzger
  • I Thought This Was A 5K Tiffany Ferris
  • Jabroni Studios Cary White
  • Jester Pictures Frank Fasano
  • Jolly Bunny Films Abigail Friend
  • Mapleway Edmund Curran
  • Perfect Pitch Productions Allison Sobieski
  • Pie Crust Pictures Deni Nakonencni
  • Platinum Gear Productions Chris Goodenough
  • Robo Drill Films jv harvey
  • SoConn Project Film Friends Lorna James-Rodriguez
  • Stepping Out Vincent Liota
  • Straight Outta Storrs Ryan Glista
  • Team Cyclops-Snowman Jenifer Stockdale
  • The Lineage Group Films Malcolm Welfare
  • The Sad News Bears Christopher Cornell
  • The West Haven Film Collective Michael Illian
  • Two-Bit Pictures Rick Desilets
  • Wax Idiotical Film Mark Marshall
  • everybody leaves new haven Ryan Licwinko

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