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

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

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

Participating Teams

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

  • Balderdash Productions Kacie Quinn
  • CART ENTERTAINMENT jv harvey
  • Classic Stanley Matt Duranti
  • Clear Lens Michal Trzaska
  • Connecticut FilmWorks David Distinti
  • Dada & The Human Tripod Doug Poger
  • Derby Neck Library Productions Ian Parsells
  • Dutch Elm Disease Benjamin Hecht
  • Eldritch Media Mark Patrylak
  • Foxtrot Uniform Timothy Brodeur
  • Handheld Pictures Neel Razdan
  • Happenstance Productions Adam Berlingeri
  • I thought this was a 5k Tiffany Ferris
  • Johnny Red's Film Fanatics Richard MacDonald
  • Jolly Bunny Films Abigail Friend
  • Lagerheads Connor McDonald
  • Local Scene Laura Stansel
  • Making Pretend Mike Chuney
  • Meat Sweats bryan metzger
  • NewBreed Films Brian Kuenn
  • One Side Negleted Anna Marra
  • Pie Crust Pictures Deni Nakonencni
  • Plan R Films Ian D'Amelia
  • Red Wine with Fish Bob Leader
  • Run to the Hills Gordon Olivea
  • Shaken not Blurred Adam Shopis
  • Sick Flow Media Group aaron sandler
  • So You Think You Can Film Jeanne Gibbs
  • Steamed Cheese Productions Biagio Gulino
  • The Sad News Bears Vincent Gianfredi III
  • TremendousProductions.net William Carpenter
  • Wakand's Children Gerald Lingard
  • Wax Idiotical Films Mark Marshall
  • eolnh Ryan Licwinko

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