Portland, Oregon 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!


Registration Fees

  • Late: $175 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 31
Register Your Team Now!Looking to Join a Team?

Required Elements

    Announced at Kickoff

Required Media

  • (preferred) a self-contained Quicktime file
    - codecs for HD: Apple ProRes, DVCProHD, HDV, Motion JPEG-A, or H.264 (with a recommended data rate of at least 16Mbps)
    - codecs for SD: Apple ProRes, DV-NTSC, Motion JPEG-A, or H.264 (with a recommended data rate of at least 16Mbps)
    - resolution: HD (1280x720 preferred) or SD
    - interlacing: Progressive/Non-Interlaced preferred
    - file type: Quicktime (.mov)
    - submission formats: USB flash drive or data DVD
  • video DVD (SD only)

Note: If submitting HD, we recommend that you also submit an SD version as a backup copy.

No media will be returned.

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 31, 2015 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
American Legion Hall #134
2104 Northeast Alberta Street, Portland 97211

Dropoff Event

Sun, Aug 2, 2015 @ 6-9
by 7:30pm to be on-time
American Legion Hall #134
2104 Northeast Alberta Street, Portland 97211

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $9 USD
Group A: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 @ 7:00pm
Group B: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 @ 7:00pm
Group C: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 @ 9:15pm
Hollywood Theatre
4122 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, Portland 97212

Tickets may be purchased through the Hollywood Theatre

Best Of Screening

Wed, Sep 2, 2015
Hollywood Theatre
4122 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, Portland 97212

The Best of PDX 48HFP will screen as part of the Portland Film Fest this year!

Screening Groups

Group A Wednesday, August 5, 2015 @ 7:00pm

  • Aardvark Films Ted Morissette
  • Alley Bee Angela Edwards
  • Dark Pines Productions Ian Langenhuysen
  • Fetus in Fetu Productions Kristina King
  • FOUR REST FILMS Dustin Erickson
  • French Toast Mafia Kc Guyer
  • Incognito Chad DeHart
  • Just Some Movie Junkies Jyunmi Hatcher
  • Lovely Numb Films Christoff Molesworth
  • Pending... Casey Nolan
  • SmoothOperators Tuesday Dunn-Blue
  • Team Crossline Mathew Bostrom
  • Team Trope Jonathan Ems
  • Todd Harold Productions Darrell McGee

Group B Thursday, August 6, 2015 @ 7:00pm

  • Bang It Out Media House Pete Monroe
  • Consystency Media/Eye On The Prize Ernie Conway
  • Dreamers Can Hakanoglu
  • Ethron Productions Ethron Young
  • Good Dog Productions Melody Ashford
  • Khaaan! Philip Snapp
  • Monsieur Soeur michael entler
  • Number10 Productions Aaron Toy
  • Pencil Ink Productions Aileen Sheedy
  • Stormin' Norman David Dodson
  • SuperAverage Andrew Schaffer
  • Take 2 Patty McKay
  • Tasty Lumens Isaac King
  • White Shade Productions Tristan Penrod

Group C Thursday, August 6, 2015 @ 9:15pm

  • Don't Adjust Your Ninja John Campbell
  • Former James Has Friends Jeff Rutherford
  • GCE Jason Rosenblatt
  • Ghost Eddie Travis Howe
  • Gnostic Mantis Entertainment Sean Topping
  • LynchPin Productions Gene Hall
  • Man vs. Film Productions Erich Demerath
  • Shiny Objects Derek Willis
  • Sky Tiger Creative Steven Englund
  • Snap Independent Features Samuel Morris
  • Sterling Raven Steven Jackley
  • Stormin' De Castle Lyon Richardson
  • Team wolf Erin Lyon
  • Vaguely New Wave Jeffrey Adams

Screening Group To Be Determined

  • Alfiams Nick Alfieri
  • Huge Quickly Productions Danny Hendrix

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