Portland, Maine July 31 - August 2, 2015

It's Finally Here...

Filmmakers are taking over Portland 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 Portland 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!


Required Elements

  • Character: Phil or Phoebe Hendwind, Substitute Teacher
  • Prop: a lightbulb
  • Line: "I don't know, but I'm going to try." (or "I do not know, but I am going to try.")

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 2, 2015 @ 5:30pm - 8:00pm
by 7:30pm to be on-time
Bayside Bowl
58 Alder Street, Portland 04101

If it's nice outside, meet me on the patio!

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $9 PURCHASE
Group A: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 @ 6:30pm
Group B: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 @ 9:00pm
Nickelodeon Cinema
1 Temple Street, Portland 04101

What's a better time than heading to the theatre with your friends on a Thursday and seeing yourself on the big screen?

Awards Ceremony

Thu, Aug 13, 2015 @ 6:00pm
Bayside Bowl
58 Alder Street, Portland 04101

If it's nice outside, we will be on the patio!

Best Of Screening

Tickets: $0
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 @ 6:00pm
Bayside Bowl
58 Alder Street, Portland 04101

If it's nice outside, we will be on the patio!

Screening Groups

Group A Thursday, August 6, 2015 @ 6:30pm

  • 8mufnz Thomas Campbell
  • BFI Films Timothy Ryan
  • Big Damn Heroes Michael Strout
  • Blue Horizon Cheyenne Capri
  • Broah Productions Brandon Pelletier
  • Chivalric Pictures Joe Orrigo
  • Indolent Fly Productions William Berry
  • Moon Aliway Productions Ali Tozier
  • Neo Phoenix Studios & Sanford Films James Harmon
  • T9 Cine Tim Johnston
  • Tasty Dude Films Travis Curran
  • The Great Gavsby Meghan Gaven
  • Through the Door Productions Derek Brigham
  • Tomekin johnny gagnon jr

Group B Thursday, August 6, 2015 @ 9:00pm

  • Brothers Brown Tadin Brown
  • Dungan ProductionsI Farruh Nunuzov
  • Hoojie Morrill Productions Stephen Bennett
  • Killatainment Alan Dillingham
  • She Smiled Productions Joanna Clarke
  • Slow Childrens Productions Bryan Ferrante
  • STOOP KIDS Alex Coppola
  • Team Deathmatch Ken Hess
  • The "Clever Girl" Company Josiah Pitchforth
  • The Shehive Charlotte Warren
  • Trial & Error Matt Herrick
  • Until Further Notice Paul Ezzy
  • Wax Idiotical Films Kyp Pilalas
  • We Do Okay John Randall

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