Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania October 20 - 22, 2017

It's Finally Here...

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

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Registration Fees

  • Regular: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Oct 20

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Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 20, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pittsburgh Filmmakers
477 Melwood Ave, Pittsburgh 15213

Room 104

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 22, 2017 @ 5:30pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Pittsburgh Filmmakers
477 Melwood Ave, Pittsburgh 15213

Room 104

Participating Teams

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

  • Admit One Productions Jehan Sandhu
  • Autumn Wind Films Glenn Syska
  • BA JP Russell
  • Beginnings Jackie Druga
  • Carnegie Screenwriters Bob Scott
  • Falling October Productions Alexander Cronin
  • Gaff Tape and a Prayer Mike Hanley
  • Ghost Light Productions PJ Roup
  • Goat Milk Fudge PJ Gaynard
  • Gold Bug Productions Krishna Pandravada
  • Hutchins Films Jesse Hutchins
  • Just Buried Productions Todd Wolfson
  • Kino Industries Kevin Kino
  • Locust Street Entertainment Lance Parkin
  • Reckless Amnesiac Ian Altenbaugh
  • Shadowframe Productions Jason Boyer
  • Steel Forest Productions Matthew Haider
  • Stoops Ferry Productions Veronica White
  • You Have To Watch This Films Allen Cram

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